Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Muslim Girl Killed by Father for Not Wearing Head Scarf

A 16 year old Canadian girl, Aqsa Parvez, was strangled to death by her father Monday for not wearing the hijab, the traditional Islamic head scarf. To the left are pictured two Muslim girls wearing hijabs.

According to her friends, Aqsa was having trouble at home because she did not conform to the family's religious beliefs, which included wearing hijabs, which the Muslims consider a sign of modesty for women.

"She wanted to go different ways than her family wanted to go, and she wanted to make her own path, but he (her father) wouldn't let her," one of her classmates told public broadcaster CBC.

"She loved clothes," another of her friends, Dominiquia Holmes-Thompson, told the daily Toronto Star. "She just wanted to show her beauty ... She just wanted to dress like us, just like a normal person."

According to her friends, Aqsa had worn the hijab at school last year, but rebelled in recent months.

They said she would leave home wearing a hijab and loose-fitting clothes, but would take off her head scarf and change into tighter garments at school, then change back before going home at the end of the day.

Aqsa's father has been arrested for murder and her brother charged with obstruction of justice.

This is another example of the hatred of the Islamic religion for women and children.

Islamic fundamentalists have no respect for the life, rights, or dignity of women and children.

To the left is a picture of women being beaten in Iran for wearing western clothing.

Interestingly, you can clearly see that most men in these situations wear modern western clothing, such as the man in the lower right of the same picture.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

that is so sad i am glad i live in the usa

Anonymous said...

"This is another example of the hatred of the Islamic religion for women and children.

Islamic fundamentalists have no respect for the life, rights, or dignity of women and children."


ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

First of all, don't blame a religious faith because of your ignorance.

No religion puts down women and children, such a religion wouldn't exist!!!

Don't blame the faith, blame the people.

It's people that are to be blamed, and backward culture!!!

Anonymous said...

Islam is not like this, islam is a religion so the chrestianity!!! and these is no religion on the earth agree with this! and what's happening in any islamic country or by a muslim person it doesnt mean they are right!!!

Anonymous said...

This is a wrong image of Islam. This is not what Islam is all about. First of all the Hijab resembles modesty. And Islam cares about women and children alot. In fact in the teachings of Islam, you are suppose to take care of the needy and children. And In Islam the women has full and equal rights as men. I am a girl that is 15, and I wear the Hijab in a western society (CANADA). And I go to school and live my typical life outside with the Hijab and proud. I don't see why the girl in the article didn't wear her Hijab just because she wanted be like the other people at school. But then again these are peoples choices and opinions and this is not what Islam says or teaches. These are just actions of ignorance from ignorant people. And the person who posted this article is being very bias becasue he is trying to give out a negative image of Islam.