"A Canadian jury Sunday convicted three members of a family of Afghan immigrants of the "honor" murders of four female relatives whose bodies were found in an Ontario canal.
Mohammed Shafia, 58; his wife, Tooba Mohammad Yahya, 42; and their son, Hamed, 21, were found guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of Shafia's three teenage daughters and his first wife in his polygamous marriage. Sunday's verdicts followed a three-month trial, in which jurors heard wiretaps of Shafia referring to his daughters as "whores" and ranting about their behavior." CNN
Canadians should be proud of this defense of human rights and particularly those of women. Did this man (the father) really think that he could behave this way in Canada?
Honor killings are an abomination, and not accepted by most Muslims. The vast majority of Muslim jurisprudents would say that to do such a thing is to place oneself outside Islam. This is tribal law behavior. This should be a warning for those who think their familial honor demands such barbarity. pl