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Muslim Kills Adulterous Daughter. Man Goes Free

J. Grant Swank, Jr.

Islamic customs die hard, even in democracy planting Afghanistan where civil minds are attempting to wipe out "honor killings" among Muslims.

A father killed his daughter. She was found in a house with a man other than her husband. The man involved in the twosome was beaten and then let go. He was beaten to show the youth of the community that he acted improperly. However, apparently the father slaying his daughter was not immoral, criminal or outrageous. The father got by with murder. The man got by with adultery. The woman got killed.

According to the Associated Press report from Kabul , an Afghan father snuffed out the life of his daughter for "allegedly committing adultery."

The father concluded his daughter was housed up in a building with a man; therefore the father had the house locked so that his daughter could not escape. "Karim's father had spied the couple, locked them in the house and called people from the village to witness their supposed crime."

When she was brought under his custody, the father did away with her. This "punishment (is) allowed under Islamic law and more commonly reported under the former Taliban government."

As the man in the adulterous affair still lives, tending to his wounds, there is no future for the female. Females, according to some Muslims, are conceived with ten curses on their lives. The curse is defined as exposing the genitals ten times over. If the female marries, one curse is deleted while the other nine still are exposed.

If a female disgraces her household in any fashion, a male may do away with her. The male may even imagine that a disgrace has taken place. Even if imagined, the killing can take place in order to retain the "honor" of the family. This is referred to among Muslims as "honor killing."

Though there are some Muslims who deny that this exists, they are wrong. These are sheltered Muslims who are in denial concerning the dark side of their religion. It does exist. It is reported in some media though at other times the media may sideline it altogether in order not to bring attention to "honor killing."

"’With the fundamentalists and the hardline mullahs who are in that area, these things are not impossible,’ Shah Jahan Noori, the provincial police chief, told The Associated Press."


Joseph Grant Swank, Jr., Pastor, New Hope Church

Graduate of accredited college (BA) and seminary (M Div) with graduate work at Harvard Divinity School .

Married for 44 years with 3 adult children.

Author of 5 books and thousands of articles in various Protestant and Catholic magazines, journals and newspapers. Web site columns appear on MichNews.com, BushCountry.org, TheConservativeVoice.com, Republican and Proud, FaithFreedom.org, Conservative Posts, Out2.com, MensNewsDaily.com, Right Wing Conservative, Mullenax News, Religious News Online, among others.

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