A court in Kingston, Ontario has convicted an Afghan immigrant, his wife, and son of first degree murder for the deaths of his first wife (it was a polygamous marriage) and his three daughters (aged 19, 17, and 13), apparently because they disapproved of the behavior of the daughters and felt that his first wife was secretly condoning their actions. All three were sentenced to life in prison with no parole for 25 years.
What were the daughters doing that merited them being called ‘whores’ by their father and resulted in them being the victims of the barbarous practice known as ‘honor killing’? The accused “admitted on the stand that they were upset with Zainab for running off to marry a Pakistani man they hated, that Sahar wore revealing clothes and had secret boyfriends, and Geeti was failing in school and calling social workers to get her out of a home in turmoil.”
It is a horrible story. The most ugly versions of religions seem to be tightly correlated with the degree of oppression of women.