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Waqas Parvez Now Charged in the Honor Killing of his Sister Aqsa Parvez

June 28, 2008

Aqsa’s Brother Charged

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The shocking murder of Mississauga teen Aqsa Parvez took another disturbing twist yesterday when Peel Regional Police arrested her older brother and charged him with first-degree murder.

waqas-paevez.jpgWaqas Parvez, 26, now joins his father Muhammad Parvez, 57, before the courts on pre-meditated murder charges in the Dec. 10, 2007 strangling death of the 16-year-old high school student who friends say did not want to wear the traditional Muslim Hijab head scarf and was rebellious against the strict Muslim rules laid down inside her family home.

At odds with her situation at home, she had been living at a friend’s house in the days preceding her slaying.

The Crown will now attempt to prove to a jury that it was that resistance to old-world-thinking, and her embracing a Canadian lifestyle, culture and friends, that resulted in the Pakistani-born Grade 11 Applewood Heights Secondary School student being murdered in a deliberate and thought-out manner. […]

[…]Police upgraded the charge against her taxi driver father from second-degree murder to first-degree murder — the same charge her brother now faces.

On June 18, English stated: “I said from the beginning that her brother has culpability in his sister’s murder and my view on that has not changed. He’s living with this and I am sure there are some other people living with this as well.”

Eight days later, detectives took the brother into custody.

Meanwhile, it’s difficult for Canadians to accept that such a thing could happen here, but the reality is honour killings do happen in other parts of the world on a regular basis. In fact, in Germany alone, there have been 48 such killings in recent years.

“Honour murders are a real problem and can involve both religious and cultural factors,” said Stephen Brown, a columnist with Los Angeles-based FrontPage Magazine, who has researched and written extensively on the subject. “People need to understand this mindset before they can understand why this happens.” […]

H/T Barbados Free Press

Now to get that bastard “Yaser Said” off the streets. And any and all of his accomplices.

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  1. ERS permalink
    June 28, 2008 4:38 pm

    I’ve noticed the reporting of the Aqsa Parvez case has improved since it first happened in December 2007. Initially, few in the mainstream media would even call it a dishonor killing. They implied this was just a typical teenager with growing pains who was grating on her parents. They also wouldn’t even say she’d been strangled. “Neck compression” is what they called it.

    Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
    “Reclaiming Honor in Jordan”
    http://www.redroom.com/author/ellen-r-sheeley

  2. melo permalink
    June 29, 2008 12:29 am

    Thanks, ERS. I had forgotten how truly pathetic the initial coverage of this travesty was. I am glad to see that it is finally being called what it is. I hope Aqsa’s father and brother get sent away for the rest of their natural lives.

    melo’s last blog post..just following the prophet’s example

  3. July 6, 2008 10:09 pm

    VH,

    I just thought you might be interested in yet another “Honor” Killing in the U.S., today! This time it was in Georgia.

    Pakistani Father kills his daughter because she didn’t like the schmuck her father had forced her to marry…

    I just recently posted it HERE on my blog.

    Cheers

    Dr. Bulldog’s last blog post..“Honor” Killing in Jonesboro, Georgia

  4. July 6, 2008 10:51 pm

    Thanks Doc

    The momentum seems to be building. Honor killings are becoming more prevalent in our corner of the world.
    Waqas Parvez (above) in Canada, the Said sisters Amina and Sarah in Texas and now Georgia all with in a
    year or so. This is not good. The heathen bastards.

    OMG

    As one of your regulars say…
    ROPMA

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