Let us not speak of honor

Say hello — and then say goodbye — to Qandeel Baloch, twenty-six:

Qandeel Baloch

Qandeel Baloch

And in motion:

Now the bad news:

Qandeel Baloch, a Pakistani social media star, was strangled to death by her brother in Multan, Pakistan, on Friday. The fashion model garnered fame and notoriety with her unconventional and scandalous — by Pakistani standards — public persona, and she had recently caused a stir by posting selfies with a prominent Muslim cleric, Mufti Qawi, during Ramadan. Baloch, whose real name was Fauzia Azeem, had a huge social media fanbase, with 40,000 Twitter followers and more than 700,000 on her official Facebook page.

She wrote on Facebook on the 14th:

As a women we must stand up for ourselves..As a women we must stand up for each other… As a women we must stand up for justice

I believe I am a modern day feminist. I believe in equality. I need not to choose what type of women should be. I don’t think there is any need to label ourselves just for sake of society. I am just a women with free thoughts free mindset and I LOVE THE WAY I AM. :)

#QandeelBaloch #I_Am_The_Best #Stubborn_For_My_Dreams #One_Women_Army #High_Targets #DestinationBollywood #Will_Do_Things_My_Own_Way #Just_Watch_Me

As for the perp:

On 15 July 2016, Baloch was asphyxiated by her brother Waseem while she was asleep in her parents’ house in Multan. Her death was reported by her father Azeem. It was first reported as a shooting, but an autopsy report confirmed that Baloch was murdered by asphyxiation while she was asleep, on the night of 15–16 July around 11:15p.m. to 11:30p.m.; by the time her body was found she had already been dead for fifteen to thirty-six hours. Marks on Baloch’s body revealed that her mouth and nose were pinned shut to asphyxiate her. Police called the murder an honor killing.

Real honorable of you there, Waseem.

6 comments

  1. zigzag »

    18 July 2016 · 3:40 pm

    I have lived as a teen in a moslem community, and I know I would not have been able to grow up under those restrictions. Freedom is MESSY but it’s the only way.

  2. ETat »

    19 July 2016 · 6:41 am

    Asphyxiation while pinning shut her nose and mouth? That’s a crime of two people. Father should be investigated, too.

  3. Roger Green »

    20 July 2016 · 8:03 pm

    This is depressing as hell. I heard about it on the news, but this is more detailed…

  4. CGHill »

    20 July 2016 · 8:13 pm

    Depressing indeed. Why do we have honor killings in the frigging 21st century?

  5. jsallison »

    20 July 2016 · 9:30 pm

    Because islam has been allowed to exist. They’re still living in the 7th century and whining about getting kicked out of Al Andalus. Too bad Charles ‘The Hammer’ Martel didn’t finish the job. No one dares identify the problem and deal with it. Therefore one day they (islam and it’s adherents) will overreach, many infidels will die and the blowback will be the death of islam. I hope my grandkids don’t have to deal with it but I suspect the current state of affairs will not persist into another century.

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