How many girls are murdered that we don't know about, whose families never reported them missing? I am talking about here in the US, Canada and Europe.' Murdered for being too western like Jessica Mokdad in Michigan, Noor Almaleki in Arizona (the first honor killing prosecution in the US), Amina and Sarah said (their father who shot them execution style is still at large) et al
The only way we can help Islam to reform and renounce the sharia (at least in the West) is to shine a light on these brutal and savage practices. While Muslim groups (i.e. CAIR) in the United States denounce these efforts and aggressively pursue the institution of sharia in America, SIOA and AFDI continue the fight to educate the uninformed American public of this gruesome graveyard of girls. Last month's Jessica Mokdad Human Rights Conference did just that, and was a huge success despite pro-honor killing backlash from CAIR and varous Arab groups and media.
Next month, we will hold a town hall on the death penalty for leaving Islam with the world's leading former Muslims (all under death threat): AFDI/SIOA "A Summer Night for Human Rights." Be there. Register by emailing me at AFDISIOA@aol.com
I watched my parents suffocate Shafilea by forcing a bag into her mouth,' says sister of ‘Westernised honour killing victim’ Daily Mail May 22, 2012
- Younger sister Alesha told police she saw parents force bag into Shafilea's mouth and suffocate her
- She was arrested in 2010 for her involvement in a robbery at her parents' home during which her mother, two sisters and brother were tied up
- Six days later she alleged to police that her parents killed Shafilea
- Shafilea decomposed remains were found in February 2004
- Parents Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed are accused of killing her in September 2003 but deny murder
- Police placed listening device in the family's home in November 2003 and heard them telling their children 'not to say anything' at school
- Victim 'drank bleach after being forced to visit Pakistan for to meet future husband in arranged marriage'
The sister of murdered teenager Shafilea Ahmed told police she saw her parents kill her by forcing a bag into her mouth and suffocating her, a court heard today.
Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed are accused of killing their 17-year-old daughter Shafilea in the family home in Warrington in September, 2003.
The murder was allegedly witnessed by Shafilea's younger sister Alesha, now 23, who kept the secret for seven years.
Andrew Edis QC told Chester Crown Court: 'She (Alesha) describes what is an act of suffocation by both her parents acting together. She had a bag forced into her mouth.'
Mr Edis said Alesha will tell the court how she saw her parents in the kitchen of their home with bin bags and tape, wrapping the body up.
'She looked out of the window and saw her father with a large object wrapped in bin bags,' Mr Edis said.
'She assumed that was the body of her sister.'
He said she then heard a car driving off. Shafilea's decomposed remains were discovered in Cumbria in February 2004 but it was not until 2010 that her sister Alesha provided the 'final piece of the puzzle' about her death, the court has heard.
Mr Edis told the jury that Alesha was arrested in 2010 for involvement in a robbery at her parents' home, in which three masked men tied up her mother, two sisters and brother.
Six days later she alleged to police that her parents killed Shafilea, he said.
Mr Edis added that Alesha was either telling the truth about the death of her sister 'which she has kept under wraps for years for reasons of family loyalty' or for other reasons because her relationship with her parents 'became toxic'.
Mr Edis said Alesha, who is on witness protection, was awaiting sentence on the robbery charge and added: 'She hasn't received any promises or indeed any inducement prior to when she first made these allegations.'
Accused of murder: Shafelia's mother Farzana Ahmed, left, and Iftikhar Ahmed, right, at Chester Crown Court
He described her disclosure as a 'bombshell' and said it was either the truth or 'a wicked lie made up to help herself'. He added: 'She now finds herself estranged from the family as a result of what she has said. Her life has turned upside down because of what she has said and what she has done.'Read the rest