Pakistani Brother Reportedly Confesses To Strangling Feminist Icon Sister In Latest Islamic “Honor Killing”

_84eba3e8-ecd9-11e5-90f8-20a657ae7b03The latest Islamic “honor killing” has claimed a feminist and YouTube star in Pakistan. Qandeel Baloch who challenged many religious and cultural norms for women in Pakistan was strangled to death by her brother, who has now admitted to the murder. Waseem Azeem told police that he was tired of ridicule by other Muslims for his nonconforming sisters and “I was determined either to kill myself or kill her.” Despite the universal view that the former option would have been far better than the latter, he decided to choke the life out of his own sister to uphold his view of Islamic morality.

Baloch’s real name was Fauzia Azeem and she travelled to be with her family to Muzzafarabad village in central Punjab province for the Eid holiday. He father grieved the loss of his daughter and demanded justice for her murder. He filed the complaint for the arrest of his son.

Despite the international outcry, some Muslims went to social media to herald the murder. One example was a tweet from @JiaAli that: “Someone had to do it. She was a disgrace.”

Baloch said that she was forced to marry against her will at 17 to an “uneducated man” and she had a child with him. She divorced him and defied sexist limits and last month caused an outcry for posing for selfies with a high-profile cleric. When she met with Mufti Abdul Qavi in a Karachi hotel room during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, she took a picture wearing the cleric’s trademark fur-lined hat. The cleric was later denounced by the country’s religious affairs ministry.

What is interesting is that the family had to be involved in the earlier forced marriage. Yet, she reportedly became the financial supporter of the family, including her murderous brother. He proceeded to put sedatives in her drink or food the night before and then strangled her in her sleep. Hundreds of women and girls face the same fate every year in Pakistan — killed to uphold Islamic values.

15 thoughts on “Pakistani Brother Reportedly Confesses To Strangling Feminist Icon Sister In Latest Islamic “Honor Killing”

  1. ““I was determined either to kill myself or kill her.” Despite the universal view that the former option would have been far better than the latter,”
    ~+~
    The best advice I can give to those determined to set out on a killing spree or murder-suicide rampage is to first test the gun by pointing it at one’s head and squeezing the trigger. If it fails to shoot then keep trying until confident the gun is in working order. A successful test is measured by how quickly the world “goes black”.

    It is important to be well prepared. We hope this test will help “air out” any difficulties.

  2. If the father is upset with his son for killing his daughter, then the father should kill the son. And then the mother kill the father, and another relative or neighbor kill her, and on and on until the earth is rid of all of them. Believe me, they won’t be missed.

  3. So many have drank the kool-aid. These horror killings show just how small these men are both morally and mentally. But then again it is easy to con the masses into doing deplorable, despicable, deadly actions. Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Jim Jones, American slave owners, white America’s genocide of Native Americans, Idi Amin, Boko Haram, Saddam Hussein (the Donald’s new favorite mass murderer), Turkey’s Erdogan is hoping to be the next in this long line of kill in the name religion henchmen and the list goes on…..

    As Goebbels put so well: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State (or religion, or other hierarchical institution) can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State (and religion).”

  4. Stamp out religion of all sorts. Or stomp it out. This is a good place to employ a drone. Take out the guy and his village. Advise the Doctors Without Borders to cross the border.

  5. She was a much better person than he was.

    Forced to marry against her will, but so forgiving she financially supported them.

    This is so sad. How in the world do you change these views, which are spreading their hate and violence world wide? Word has come out about the hideous torture radical Islamic terrorists inflicted on their victims in the Paris theatre. There’s just no fixing people who would do that.

    I am gravely concerned that we import these medieval attitudes, which seems to be contagious. I want people like Qandeel, not her brother. Forced marriage happens here in America now, too.

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