Worst parent ever?

You know, if your objective is to avoid public shame, maybe you shouldn’t do shameful things:

Days after 17-year-old Zeenat Rafiq eloped with a man against her family’s wishes, her relatives asked her to return home so they could throw her a proper ceremony.

“Don’t let me go, they will kill me,” her husband Hassan Khan recalled her saying, according to the Associated Press.

She was Punjabi. He was Pashtun. Her family was furious that she ran away and got married without their permission.

An uncle eventually convinced her to return. On Wednesday, Zeenat was burned alive by her mother.

Police say the mother, Parveen, tied Zeenat to a cot and poured kerosene before setting her on fire, according to the Guardian. It’s the latest of several “honor killings,” a practice that kills hundreds of girls each year in Pakistan.

Outrage by American feminists was conspicuous by its absence.


  1. fillyjonk »

    16 June 2019 · 6:09 pm

    There is no honor in what they call “honor killings.”

  2. Fred Z »

    16 June 2019 · 10:51 pm

    The solution is to invite even more low IQ, low impulse control, immoral, asshole, bongo-bongo land natives into the west.

  3. CGHill »

    17 June 2019 · 11:40 am

    Well, it’s a response; it’s hardly a solution.

  4. nightfly »

    17 June 2019 · 2:56 pm

    The solution would be that of General Napier (paraphrased) – “You say your custom is to burn widows alive. Very well. Ours is to hang people who burn people alive. So you may build your pyre, and my men will build a gallows next to it. Then you may follow your custom, and we will follow ours.”

    There is no will for that sort of thing in the West, however. As a result, we are unlikely to have a solution until the common people revolt against such things; the needs of justice will be far exceeded and we will get a lot of vengeance and score-settling and renewed grudges.

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