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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Senseless Tragedy For No Reason - Thanks, Islam

Friends at the victim’s school said she feared her father and had argued over her desire to shun the hijab, a traditional shoulder-length head scarf worn by females in devout Muslim families.
Aqsa Parvez, a 16 year-old high school student was beaten to death by her father in West Toronto recently. She wanted to dress like her friends because, you know, she was raised in Canada, but her psycho father and brother had other ideas.

Interesting side-note: her father was named Muhammad - shocker, I know - someone named after their "great prophet" doing the unthinkable in the name of his archaic, misogynistic, fucking retarded religion. I'd rather he be named "Murray" or something and give the name Muhammad to the bear.

This sad story is a great example of a couple of things: One is that religion can make you do crazy things. This asshole was obviously disturbed, but his belief in Islam's "teachings" had a big fat fucking hand in leading him down the pathway to insanity. Sort of like the lunatics killing women in Basra, Southern Iraq. So far 40 have been found, but there's likely a lot more, all because idiots like this Muhammad retard think women should dress like fucking bee-keepers and not be sexual in any way.

The second thing this killing illustrates is that your religion is not the religion of your children. Being of a certain faith (or none at all) is a choice made by people of the age to understand what they're choosing. You cannot force someone to believe what you do, especially if what you believe is patently fucking insane and abusive. Trying to beat someone into submission results in one of three outcomes - i) the beaten person cowers and succumbs, secretly hating you for their entire life; ii) the beaten person survives the thrashings and sees you as a terrible example of faith, usually going on to embrace another religion, or none at all; iii) or the beaten person dies from the abuse.

By the way, if anyone wants to read a great book on the topic you should pick up a copy of Misogyny: The World's Oldest Prejudice by Jack Holland. I couldn't stop reading it and there's underlining throughout my copy. Here is a short exerpt that seemed relevant to this topic:
The Islamic medieval theologian Ghazali (1058-1111) expressed the same familiar misogyny as his Christian and Jewish counterparts when he stated: 'It is a fact that all the trials, misfortunes, and woes which befall men come from women.' He lists the eighteen punishments women must suffer as a result of Eve's disobedience. Among them are menstruation, childbirth, and pregnancy. But he is careful to go beyond the biological to include in the list purely social customs deeply prejudicial to women, such as 'not having control over her own person...her liability to be divorced and inability to divorce...its being lawful for a man to have four wives, but for a woman to have (only) one husband...the fact that she must keep her head covered inside the house...that two women's testimony (has to be) set against the testimony of one man...the fact that she must not go out of the house unless accompanied by a near relative.' pg.255
Please note the dates and remember that this sort of shit has been going on for a long long time in Islam. Keep that little nugget in your head the next time some apologist gives that, "religion of peace" bullshit.
"She just wanted to show her beauty. She just wanted freedom, freedom from her parents."
Killing your children is the end result of thinking that the story of Abraham and Isaac is a nice story. Putting your faith above your family is a sign that you possess a serious mental disease. You'd think this young girl could have had freedom in Canada but it's people like her dad and brother who need to go live in a crazy theocracy somewhere. This man and his idiot son need to deported to Saudi Arabia or some other silly place. They should not be welcome in a country that values freedom of the individual, like ours.

8 Barbaric Yawps:

At 13/12/07 10:52 am, Anonymous MarkusH said...

I remember same kind of tragedy happened some time ago in our neighbor country, Sweden. I think they called it "honor killing" ;in order not to lose the familys honor, the girls father was forced to kill her.

Yes, thats lunacy in its purest form.

The good thing was that the swedes absolutely shocked and really got out on the streets to prevent this from ever happening again...

At 13/12/07 11:00 am, Blogger BigHeathenMike said...

See, that's what *should* happen here but it doesn't. We need huge protests and outrage, but people are just too damn nice.

At 13/12/07 7:02 pm, Blogger Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

There should be outrage on the streets and at the head of the protest should be moderate Muslims, if they even exist.

At 13/12/07 8:14 pm, Blogger BigHeathenMike said...

Exactly. Fuckin' exactly.

At 14/12/07 12:58 am, Blogger Vamp said...

I did a blog on this one too. FDQpink made a comment about, in France, they've banned religious tokenism....hmmmm, wish that would happen here.

The only thing about this bannishment is, that probably means the patriarchals of the Muslim "world" will keep their daughters at home. Religion is probably more important than the education of his daughter. This just sickens me. ACK!

At 15/12/07 2:10 pm, Blogger madaha said...

This is the best post I've read about this story. Excellent point about how this is the parents forcing their religion onto their children!! "Theological abuse", as they were talking about on skepchick. The "honor killing' idea makes me sick. Fricking MURDERING someone doesn't bring disgrace on the family?? In ancient Greece, a murderer was considered polluted, and nobody could be under the same roof with one. What happened to that idea?
I'll probably read that book about misogyny, although I'm sure it will make me start grinding my teeth at night again.

At 20/12/07 6:10 pm, Blogger Lugosi said...

I recall another very similar case some 10 or 15 years ago in St. Louis. In that particular case, the FBI actually got the killing on tape since they already had the family under surveillance as a suspected terror cell.

At 9/1/08 3:27 pm, Blogger salomedesade said...

We should hope that Islam and Catholicism never stop hating each other, if they joined forces, all women would be in internment camps and brought out only to make babies. Honor killing is disgusting, and I bet this guy was praised for it. As for women being the cause of all men's problems, why is it that 85% of murders, at least in the US, are committed by men?
Religion gives too many bad people justification for their actions; that's one of the major problems I have with it.


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