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HONOR KILLING AGAIN. . . .in Michigan

Updated on May 4, 2011
Father held for murder.
Father held for murder.

This week a Michigan man shot his step- daughter to death. Angry that she had left home and was not following Islam her father Rahim Alfetlawi 45 killed her. Jessica Mokdad was just twenty years old and was at her grandmother’s home when her father shot her to death.

Alfetlawi is claiming the gun discharged accidentally. That is his excuse so far anyway. Rahim Alfetlawi, 45, was being held without bond Tuesday in the Macomb County Jail after being charged with first-degree murder

When Muhammad Parvez killed his daughter he said, “This is my insult. My community will say you have not been able to control your daughter. This is my insult. She is making me naked.” Aqsa Parvez didn’t want to wear a head scarf and comply with strict Islam law, so in accordance with Sharia Law, her father and her brother killed her. Muhammad Parvez believed that by murdering his daughter he was doing the right thing from an Islamic standpoint.

Fortunately Canadian Law did not see it that way and Parvez and his son have been sentenced to spend the rest of their lives in jail.

Islam law does not discourage honor killings and that is why they continue. According to a manual guide on Islamic law, which has been certified as reliable by Al-Azhar University, killing your own daughter is “not subject to retaliation.” That also includes the grandchildren

Over 90% of honor killings worldwide happen in an Islamic context according to Phyllis Chesler who is considered an expert in this phenomenon. With Muslims living among us and practicing Sharia Law these killings are sure to continue in our own communities if Muslim leaders do not speak out against them.

Muslim men who commit these atrocities believe they are following Sunni orthodoxy, because it is supported by their leaders and not denounced by them. Until Muslim leaders acknowledge that honor killings in the West are not tolerated and change their attitudes and their orthodoxy, the killings will continue and many more young women will die.

Until the politically correct stop calling Islam the religion of peace and denying that these killings are acts of Sharia Law these killings will continue.


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      ChristineVianello 6 years ago from Philadelphia

      Wow, that's horrible such a sad story.

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      elizabeth 6 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

      Thank you b. for reading and commenting.

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Mslizzee we need Hubs such as this one to remind the world what Sharia law stands for and what it is really all about. Thank you.

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      elizabeth 6 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

      Thank you all for reading and great comments.

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      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      The Koran is full of such things. I have come to the conclusion that Islam is a scourge, and the refuge of evil.

      It's a menace to freedom everywhere.

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      Terri Meredith 6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Mslizee, As soon as I read your comment, I popped over here. You're right about the continuance of honor killings. Unless the Muslim religious leaders speak out in condemnation of them, they will continue. I don't think most Muslims are aware that Sharia Law has not been consistent through the centuries. As in the Christian Bible, there is much left open to interpretation. The laws as they stand today are a conglomeration of interpretations by men following the years after Mohammed's death between the 7th and 10th centuries. It's really no mystery as to why the punishments are so barbaric and anti-feminine. All one has to do is look at the prevailing beliefs regarding the value of women and their roles in a patriarchal society, at the time the laws were subjected to so much conjecture. I suspect, much like many other formal religions of today, their leaders kid themselves about the word of God/Allah/Jehovah...leaning toward the beliefs of the misogynist, because it keeps full control in the hands of the male. They simply justify their actions by saying it is the law as given by Allah through Mohammed. No it's not. It's the law as given by a few barbaric men who don't want to give women an equal place or say.

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      Old Poolman 6 years ago

      Interesting and frightening hub. It also proves many feel Sharia Law supersedes the laws of whatever country they happen to be living in. I doubt we will ever be able to change this thinking.

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      And just think, these are the so-called moderate Muslims!