On January 13, I posted an article (rightwinggranny.com) about the Shafia family in Ontario, Canada. Mohammad Shafia, his wife Tooba Mohammad Yahya and their son, Hamed were charged with murdering three of Mr. Shafia’s daughters and Mr. Shafia’s first wife. Today’s Edmonton Sun reported that Mr. Shafia, his current wife and thier son were each found guilty of four counts of first-degree murder.
The article in the newspaper quotes the judge in the case.
“It’s difficult to conceive of a more heinous, more despicable, more honourless crime,” said the judge.
“The apparent reason behind these cold-blooded, shameful murders was that the four completely innocent victims offended your twisted notion of honour, a notion of honour founded upon the domination and control of women. A sick notion of honour that has no place in any civilized society.”
I would like to point out one of the problems with a religion that embraces the concept of honor killing. We as people are not perfect and our judgements are not always objective. How convenient for a second wife to find a way to end any tension between herself and her husband’s first wife by simply killing the first wife and claiming that it was done in obedience to god. That is just sad. I don’t think I trust that god.