Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Pakistan: Farzana Iqbal Stoned to Death by Her Own Family for Marrying Man She Loved

Politicians, the media, and Muslim organizations have spent years silencing critics of Islam. Meanwhile, women are still being brutally murdered by their own families for the sake of Islamic "honor." The people that should be standing up for these women are instead defending the ideology that promotes the honor killings.

Police collecting evidence near the body of Farzana Iqbal
Lahore, Pakistan — A pregnant woman was stoned to death Tuesday by her own family outside a courthouse in the Pakistani city of Lahore for marrying the man she loved.

The woman was killed while on her way to court to contest an abduction case her family had filed against her husband. Her father was promptly arrested on murder charges, police investigator Rana Mujahid said, adding that police were working to apprehend all those who participated in this “heinous crime.”

Arranged marriages are the norm among conservative Pakistanis, and hundreds of women are murdered every year in so-called honor killings carried out by husbands or relatives as a punishment for alleged adultery or other illicit sexual behavior.

Stonings in public settings, however, are extremely rare. Tuesday’s attack took place in front of a crowd of onlookers in broad daylight. The courthouse is located on a main downtown thoroughfare.

A police officer, Naseem Butt, identified the slain woman as Farzana Parveen, 25, and said she had married Mohammad Iqbal, 45, against her family’s wishes after being engaged to him for years.

Her father, Mohammad Azeem, had filed an abduction case against Iqbal, which the couple was contesting, said her lawyer, Mustafa Kharal. He said she was three months pregnant.

Nearly 20 members of Parveen’s extended family, including her father and brothers, had waited outside the building that houses the high court of Lahore. As the couple walked up to the main gate, the relatives fired shots in the air and tried to snatch her from Iqbal, her lawyer said.

When she resisted, her father, brothers and other relatives started beating her, eventually pelting her with bricks from a nearby construction site, according to Mujahid and Iqbal, the slain woman’s husband. (Continue Reading.)


King Arthur said...

great idea for short video
start with Christian waking up and going into his closet to pray, coming out refreshed and eating breakfast and feeding his little miniature toy dog and then them going out for walk. Then show muslim solemn call to prayer; and many in france lining the streets with security and all praying ritualistically. Inter-ject sparadically in brief video blips of the happy Christian and little toy dog (black in colour preferably) walking approaching the mass of muslim prayers in action. Then show the happy Christian and little doggie walk in front casually of all the muslims.....show muslim outrage as they know all their prayers don't count. ...end video with little doggie doing a lions roar and them walking off casually.
Islamic sources at time the little doggie lets out a roar...background music mission impossible....lol

Courtney @ Bun on the Rise said...
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David Wood said...

Total nonsense to say that honor killings are not part of Islam. Islam teaches (1) to kill apostates, (2) that anyone who diverges from the core teaches of Islam is an apostate, and (3) that Muslims must carry out Islamic penalties even against their own families.

So when a man's daughter disrespects Islam, what is he supposed to do, according to Islam?

Notice that, if this were just a Pakistani practice, we wouldn't see honor killings in Iraq, Jordan, Sudan, etc. But we see honor killings wherever there is Islam. Coincidence?

Peter Bray said...

After just scratching the surface of reading into Islam. It seems to rip the soul and conscience apart. I remember Muslims, quite rightly, openly condemning the murder of Dmr Lee Rigby, yet there are verses in the Quran commands them to commit such evil acts. How can Muslims accept Jesus as prophet when his teachings are the complete opposite of Muhammad?

Slightly off-topic, did Muhammad break every single one of the 10 Commandments given to man by Moses?

prince John said...

David you are a LIAR you MUST stop being childish my friend ,you said Islam teaches to kill the apostates that is nothing but BULLSHIT Qur'an clearly says ... Let there be no compulsion in religion(2-256).People killing their kids have nothing to do with Islam this is just cultural things its basically stupidity those people are not even following Islam I'm sure that man who kill his daughter doesn't even know the translation of the Qur'an neither he pray 5 times a day LOL how this have something to do with Islam??? tell me David

David Wood said...

Hmmm, so I'm a liar for saying that Islam commands Muslims to kill apostates? Since I got this claim from Muhammad and his companions, you've just called your prophet and his companions liars!

Sahih al-Bukhari 6921—Ibn Umar, Az-Zuhri and Ibrahim said, “A female apostate (who reverts from Islam), should be killed.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 6922—Allah’s Messenger [said], “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.”

Jami At-Tirmidhi 1458—Ikrimah narrated that Ali burnt some people who apostatized from Islam. This news reached Ibn Abbas, so he said: “If it were me I would have killed them according to the statement of the Messenger of Allah. The Messenger of Allah said: ‘Whoever changes his religion then kill him.’ And I would not have burned them because the Messenger of Allah said: ‘Do not punish with the punishment of Allah.’” So this reached Ali, and he said: “Ibn Abbas has told the truth.”

Sunan An-Nasa’i 4062—It was narrated from Ibn Umar that Uthman said: “I heard the Messenger of Allah say: ‘It is not permissible to shed the blood of a Muslim except in three cases: A man who commits adultery after having married; or one who kills intentionally, in which case he deserves retaliation; or one who apostatizes after having become Muslim, in which case he deserves to be killed.’”

Sunan An-Nasa’i 4068—It was narrated that Al-Hasan said: “The Messenger of Allah said: ‘Whoever changes his religion, kill him.’”

Sunan An-Nasa’i 4069—It was narrated from Anas that Ibn Abbas said: “The Messenger of Allah said: ‘Whoever changes his religion, kill him.’”

Sunan An-Nasa’i 4071—It was narrated from Abu Burdah bin Abi Musa Al-Ash’ari, from his father: “That the Prophet sent him to Yemen, then he sent Mu’adh bin Jabal after that. When he arrived he said: ‘O people, I am the envoy of the Messenger of Allah to you.’ Abu Musa gave him a cushion to sit down, then a man was brought who had been a Jew, then he became a Muslim, then he reverted to Kufr. Mu’adh said: ‘I will not sit down until he is killed; this is the decree of Allah and His Messenger,’ (saying it) three times. When he was killed, he sat down.”

Sunan Ibn Majah 2535—It was narrated from Ibn Abbas that the Messenger of Allah said: “Whoever changes his religion, execute him.”

Dacritic said...

Hey this Prince John is very funny, he is like those mushrooms that spout unexpectedly! Or those monsters from those old hammer game machines that got whacked from one hole and then jump up from another hole :D maybe now he'll say, "Hey David, no, no, I need you to quote from the Quran where did it say to kill apostates!"

christ follower said...

I am from Pakistan I know that happing

Radical Moderate said...

Evidently the woman's husband had actually killed his first wife so he could marry this woman. He was arrested but thanks to the wonder of Islam his son forgave him and he was let go.

Seriously do we need any other proof that Islam is from the devil.