The quran actually has a passage that suggests that killing daughters just because they are girls is not a good idea: "And when the girl-child that was buried alive is asked for what sin she was slain..." (81:8-9) However, this kind of incident arises from the Islamic culture of misogyny, reinforced by numerous quranic passages such as the one sanctioning the beating of disobedient women (4:34), devaluing a woman's testimony (2:282), allowing polygamy and sex slavery (4:3), and more. Yet to discuss all this and protest against it would be "islamophobia."
"Woman murdered for bearing six daughters," from AFP, January 3, 2014
The Lahore High Court on Thursday took notice of a report of a woman murdered by her husband for giving birth to six girls. PHOTO: FILE
The Lahore High Court on Thursday took notice of a report of a woman murdered by her husband for giving birth to six girls.
The Complaints Cell ordered the Sheikhupura district and sessions judge to probe the matter and submit his comments and a report on the steps taken by the police.
Police said Amir had argued with his wife for bearing six daughters and a son.
They said he had previously drowned a 10-day-old daughter in a bucket of water, but the wife had not reported the matter.
The LHC Complaints Cell took notice and directed the D&SJ to look into the matter and submit a report in a week.