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November 28, 2005

For Family Honor, She Had to Die

"Heshu Yones, a West London teen, fought off her father for a frantic 15 minutes. She ran from room to room in her family home one Saturday afternoon until he cornered her in a dingy bathroom, held her over the tub and slit her throat.

The father, a onetime Kurdish freedom fighter from Iraq, told authorities that his only daughter had to die. The 16-year-old had sullied the family name, he said, by dating without his permission."

--Christine Spolar, Kurdish Media


(Via Religion of Peace?)

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Sounds a bit like some Bill Gothard people I've know. . . *duckflee!*

Posted by: Discoshaman at November 28, 2005 12:22 AM

Horrible stuff.

I've asked a question about how to understand this at the ROP site.

Posted by: paul bowman at November 28, 2005 01:24 AM

Horrible, indeed.

Posted by: Kim in ON at November 28, 2005 07:43 AM

Poor girl.
The question is what can we do to stop this sort of stuff?

Posted by: Rachel Ann at November 29, 2005 01:26 AM

What a tragic story! I have been wondering if the story of the murdered parents in Pennsylvania has some similar elements. Does anyone know or have a link to more details on that sotry?

Posted by: Karen at November 29, 2005 08:20 AM

Heartbreaking. :(

Posted by: Jenn at November 29, 2005 12:47 PM

Two days ago I read that article on Kurdish Media website but it now shows an error page. What's up?
Rachel Ann this is a wide spread problem & the more it is talked about on the net & in the media, the more we can shame the men who are doing it. Write letters to your local papers & your politicians.

Posted by: Marion at November 29, 2005 05:52 PM


 
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