Toronto Sun--If you have not heard of Randjida Khairi, whose throat was slit, don’t blame yourself.
Unlike the Shafia honour killings, this death was kept under tight wraps by newspapers. That is, until the Sun broke the story Saturday.
The parallels between the Shafia murders and the Khairi killing are uncanny.
In both cases the mothers were Afghan women who died after permitting their children to embrace Canada’s freedoms and live a “westernized” lifestyle.
As the Sun’s Sam Pazzano reported, the jury heard that in the Khairi killing: “Randjida Khairi paid the ultimate price for standing up to her Afghan Muslim husband and letting their children live as Westerners.” Crown attorney Robert Kenny, in his opening statement, said the mother of six had her throat slashed by husband Peer Khairi, slit open to the spine, after which she slowly suffocated in her own blood.
Kenny said while Peer Khairi will admit to inflicting the fatal wounds, he has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and, “what is at issue is how the death happened and what was going through the accused’s mind when it happened.” Kenny told the jury, “there had been fights between the couple about how permissive she (Randjida Khairi) was in raising their children, how she allowed them to dress and socialize as they liked, rather than asserting more control over their behaviour so that they kept the culture and rules of their birthplace (Afghanistan).”
Since the murders of Aqsa Pervez, the Shafia sisters and the dismembering of five-year-old Farah Khan, the media have been inundated by Islamist lobbying to back off from using the phrase “honour killing”, or associating these barbaric practices with my Muslim community, or with Islamic sharia. (Read More.)
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Randjida Khairi "Honor Killed" by Husband . . . in Canada
But don't forget that the real problem in Canada is Islamophobia. (For more on honor killings in Islam, be sure to watch our ABN special.)