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Honor killings are an embarrassment to humanity.
Fellow human beings are being assassinated in the most inhumane methods. Daughters and wives are being brutally tortured, stoned, and murdered by their own families, all in the name of "honor." This widespread epidemic of such atrocious acts fueled by fundamentalist thinking—dating back to pagan times—is inexcusable. Honor killings are often supported, overlooked, and undermined by authorities and persons of influence.
These murders are committed not just in Muslim countries but around the world, with alarmingly increasing rates on such continents as Europe and North America, which contain some of the most advanced countries of the 21st Century. It is a shame to all humanity that women (and some men) are subject to such barbaric crimes—threatened, tortured in agony, dying the most gruesome deaths.
Statistics Related to Honor Killing:
- 93% of honor killings worldwide are committed against women
- 91% of honor killings are committed by Muslims
- 81% of honor killings committed in Western civilizations are for being “too Western”
- 81% of female victims of honor killing 25 years or younger are murdered by their family of origin
- 68% of women who are victims of honor killing are gruesomely tortured
- Approximately 50% of honor killings are committed by multiple perpetrators
Worldwide Trends in Honor Killings, 2010. Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2010. http://www.rightsidenews.com.
“Honor Killings on the Rise.” http://corner.nationalreview.com
“Are Honor Killings Simply Domestic Violence?” Middle East Quarterly. www.meforum.org
Deport the Parvez Family from Canada:
This family is in Canada on a refugee claim and have now murdered their youngest child for becoming too "western" causing the father to feel "naked" in his community. In Canada, Murder is a capital offense!!!
Please deport the Parvez family, they have been in Canada for 11 years and have had plenty of time to become "western" and learn to embrace the western world. Canada cannot help murderers and should NOT be paying for their meals and a roof over their head for 20 years.
I strongly urge Canadians who are outraged with this act of savage tribal behavior in our civilized western country to sign this petition and show families that kill their children that they are not welcome. I also strongly urge the Honorable Jason Kenney to consider who is appropriate to become a Canadian and who is not.
Aqsa Parvez's father and her brother have been sentenced to life in prison for what the judge called the "twisted and repugnant" murder of the 16-year-old.
Parvez was strangled to death in the family home in Mississauga, Ont., in December 2007. Her father, Muhammad Parvez, and brother Waqas Parvez, 26, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Tuesday.
The father "literally had her blood on his hands [while she had] her brother's DNA on her fingernails," Superior Court Justice Bruce Durno said in the Brampton, Ont., courtroom.
Durno said in handing down the second-degree murder sentence that he found it "profoundly disturbing that a 16-year-old could be murdered by a father and brother for the purpose of saving family pride, for saving them from what they perceived as family embarrassment."
Aqsa Parvez, the youngest of eight siblings, died early in the morning on Dec. 10, 2007.
She had been waiting at a school bus stop, but her brother, Waqas, arrived and took her to the family home.
About 30 minutes later, Muhammad Parvez called 911 and reported his daughter's death.
When police arrived, they found the teen fully clothed, lying on her bed with blood dripping from her nose.
Muhammad Parvez had blood on his hands and confessed to the killing. Waqas had left.
Police later discovered Waqas had strangled his sister. His DNA was found under her fingernails — evidence that the girl had fought for her life.
A conviction for second-degree murder brings an automatic life sentence, but allows the judge some latitude in parole eligibility, which can range from 10 to 25 years. Durno ruled the pair will not be eligible for parole for 18 years.
Durno said there was evidence of premeditation in the killing and described the plot as coming from a "twisted and a repugnant mindset."
Muhammad Parvez abused the trust and authority he had over his daughter, said the judge, describing her as "a young, vulnerable victim with a life ahead of her in Canada."
The sentence will send an important message "to others that would think of committing a crime like this."
In an agreed statement of facts entered into evidence on Tuesday, the court heard of Aqsa Parvez's rebellion against her traditional family.
She objected to having to wear traditional clothing and had little privacy at home.
Aqsa, according to the court documents, wanted to get a part-time job and enjoy the same freedoms as other girls she knew.
The teen left the family home twice. It was after she left for the second time that her father and brother killed her.
The murder has been described in some accounts as an "honour killing."
In an interview with police, Aqsa's mother, Anwar Jan Parvez, said her husband told her he killed his youngest child because "this is my insult. My community will say, 'You have not been able to control your daughter.' This is my insult. She is making me naked."
If you are outraged, please sign this petition. I will be sending the petition to the Honorable Jason Kenney Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism for Canada in hopes that it will be discussed in the House of Commons.