Saturday, January 22, 2011

Brother of Harry Potter Star Afshan Azad Sentence for Honor Crime

According to the Qur'an, people who reject Muhammad are the "worst of creatures."

Qur'an 98:6—Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islam, the Qur'an and Prophet Muhammad) from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikun will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures.

Obviously, no Muslim wants his daughter or sister to marry one of the "worst of creatures." Thus, the Qur'an says that Muslim women cannot marry non-Muslim men:

Qur'an 2:221—And give not (your daughters) in marriage to Al-Mushrikun till they believe (in Allah Alone) and verily, a believing slave is better than a (free) Mushrik (idolater, etc.), even though he pleases you.

Not surprisingly, many Muslims become violent when they learn that their daughters or sisters are attracted to non-Muslim men. Fortunately for Afshan Azad, she lives in the West, where she is protected from violent relatives.

The brother of a Harry Potter star has been jailed for six months for a ''prolonged and nasty'' attack in which she was beaten and branded a ''slag'' for dating a non-Muslim.

Afshan Azad, 21, who played Padma Patil, a classmate of the teenage wizard, in the blockbuster Hollywood films based on JK Rowling's children's books, feared for her life during the three-hour ordeal, Manchester Crown Court heard.

She was punched, dragged around by her hair and strangled by her brother Ashraf Azad, 28, who threatened to kill her after he caught her talking on the phone to her Hindu boyfriend on May 21 last year, the court was told.

During the row at the family home in Longsight, Manchester, which also involved her mother and father, she was branded a ''slag'' and a ''prostitute'' and told: ''Marry a Muslim or you die!''

The actress, who now lives in London, had pleaded for leniency from the court, begging the judge not to jail her older brother.
But Judge Roger Thomas QC sent him to prison for six months after he pleaded guilty to the assault.

''This persistent attack was accompanied by serious and very hurtful abuse and threats,'' he told the defendant.

''It must have been a miserable and frightening experience for your sister which, she suggested, lasted for about three hours or so.

''The background to this offence lies in the concern that you, and perhaps other family members, had about Afshan's relationship with a young man who was not of the Islamic faith.''

Judge Thomas added: ''This is a sentence that is designed to punish you for what you did and also to send out a clear message to others that domestic violence involving circumstances such as have arisen here cannot be tolerated.'' (Read more.)


simple_truth said...

Boy, isn't that awful!

What is it with Islam that brings out the worst in people. I realize that evil is not just in Islam, but it seems that Islam is disproportionately represented, unless there is some kind of Islamic bias in the Media these days.

As bad as things seem, I know that God is using all of this to His Glory in bringing about His prophetic end and judgment of this world. Although I hate that these things happen, I have to realize that sin must complete its course in this world.

I do hope that she can relocate to somewhere she will be safe. Good for her to realize that her current situation wasn't going to work out and was dangerous.

Charis kai Eirene said...

How vastly different is the Muslim concept of murdering a "sinful" female relative to restore honor to the family from Christ's willing sacrifice of Himself in order to restore His beloved bride, the Church, to purity and to bring her into communion with God.

"Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish." Ephesians 5:25-27

Tizita said...

I don't understand.....she begs the judge not to arrest her brother!

This past weekend i witnessed the beating of my girlfriend by her boyfriend. She finally pressed charges and i was called in as a witness. But what boggled me was as i was sitting in the court room she was pleading with the judge not to arrest her boyfriend!

After what he had done to her, how she could say that was horrifying to me! I don't know why some women do this, especially muslim women, and especially those who live in the west!

If anyone can explain that to me that would be wonderful. I'm still bewildered to this day. sad just sad

Fernando said...

it's easier too beliebe thate sorcerers do existe thane to beliebe in muhammad's claims...

Hemel Hossain said...

Tizita..The girl is of my country Bangladesh. ,here our family bondage is very strong so though we want to get rid of the tyranny imposed of our family members we dont want them to be harmed.My parents are very angry with me for me giving life to Christ,but thet havent killed me.Ofcourse they do mental torture but dont beat me.But if we were a middle-eastern family surely I wouldve been killed.I want to get rid of the mental torture of my parents but dont want any harmful things happening to them.

minoria said...

What a story!I never saw something like that,though I once saw a man fall down on the street and die,it was an old man and I think he had a heart attack.

I think the answer is the Stockholm Syndrome.

A man held several people as hostages,I think it was 4 for about a week in a bank in Stockholm in the 70's.They identified with him and refused to testify against him on trial(like your friend).
Stockholm Syndrom is when you identify with your tormentor to keep your sanity.