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.
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.
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