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Father kills daughter in Georgia–was it an honor killing?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 6, 2008

Very latest update:   Judy’s post today on this story.

Latest update:  The murder suspect appears in court here.  Also, see this website called News By Us and its analysis of the coverage of this case in the Chicago Tribune.

Update:  Hot off the press at Jihad Watch!  It was an Islamic honor killing!  One commenter at Jihad Watch is calling honor killings, “daughter-slaughter.”

A Pakistani immigrant strangled his daughter in a fit of rage because she wanted to leave her arranged marriage according to this brief report today in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.   Hat tip:  Robert 

A Clayton County man faces murder charges in the strangling death of his 25-year-old daughter early Sunday over her desire to end an arranged marriage.

Chaudhry Rashad, 54, apparently got mad during an argument in which the victim, Sandela Kanwal, told him she wanted out of the marriage, Clayton police officer Timothy Owens said.

Authorities were called to their Utah Drive home in Jonesboro just after 3 a.m. Sunday. Kanwal lived with her father when she was not with her husband, who is in Chicago, Owens said. She hadn’t seen the husband in three months, he said.

Both Rashad and Kanwal are of Pakistani descent.

You can bet there is more to this story, but I doubt we will ever hear it.

We have written previously on the subject of forced marriage and honor killings practiced by some adherents to Islam in our women’s issues category.

A blog that covers the abuses of women in the Muslim culture, Women against Shariah, has written 15 posts on forced marriage here, and 31 on honor killings here.

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  5. acorcoran said

    See Atlas Shrugs on the honor killing of Sarah and Amina here:


  6. Valgerd said

    Quite frankly, had a Heathen father committed “daughter slaughter” a 1000 years ago he’d be literally handed his head. Then again, if those who presided at his trial were so disposed he’d stand of chance of going through the “blood eagle”. No long drawn out series of appeals, no last minute last ditch plea for mercy from a court. I suggest you Google that as the act is seriously offensive to some so I won’t put down what was involved here.

    As no mercy was extended to the daughter in this case so should no mercy be extended to the father and whoever else was involved. Just my not so humble opinion. Quite frankly, I’m hoping he’s buried in a grave containing porcine products. That will guarantee no entry to him to those 72 virgins and 18 pearl-like young boys.

    From a mohammedan point of view the daughter is now roasting in the fires of hell where she’ll be for all eternity. Now, anyone want to tell me honestly how this can be considered a religion of peace and their god be “merciful, compassionate”?


  7. It is not our custom in the West to murder our daughters, wives, sisters, nieces, cousins, mothers, in the name of “honor.”

    There is no excuse for this heinous act, anywhere, ever.

    Karen Tintori, author
    Unto the Daughters: The Legacy of an Honor Killing in a Sicilian-American Family


  8. ERS said

    It bears the hallmarks of a dishonor killing.

    Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
    “Reclaiming Honor in Jordan”


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