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abril 28, 2008

Asesinato por honor en Irak

Filed under: honor killings,Irak,Islam,Islamism,Islamismo — Nora @ 8:57 pm

Thanks to Theo:Teenage Iraqi girl who fell in love with BRITISH soldier in Basra is murdered by her own father in honour killing | the Daily Mail

An Iraqi teenage girl was brutally murdered by her father in an “honour killing” after she fell in love with a British soldier in Basra.

Seventeen-year-old Rand Abdel-Qader told her best friend how she had fallen for Paul, a 22-year-old she met at a charity where she worked as a volunteer.

When her father learned she had been seen speaking to a foreigner he rushed home and butchered her, strangling and stabbing her while screaming that he was “cleansing his honour”.

He was arrested, but Iraqi police took no action. His wife has since left him and is in hiding.

The Ministry of Defence was last night trying to trace the soldier. Officials stressed he appeared to have done nothing wrong by befriending the girl.

While there is no suggestion the two had any physical relationship, the case raises questions about the training given to British forces in understanding cultural values in a city where 47 women died in “honour killings” last year.

According to reports from Basra, the soldier was an infantryman with blond hair who last saw Rand in January, a few weeks before her murder.

MoD officials said thousands of troops were in the city at the time. Infantry units included the Irish Guards, the Royal Welsh and The Rifles, but Paul could have been from dozens of other units including engineers, logistics, medical specialists or the TA.

Una chica iraquí de 17 años, Rand Abdel-Qader firmó su sentencia de muerte el día en que se enamoró de un soldado iraquí de 22 años, del que sólo se conoce que se llama Paul. Le había conocido mientras trabajaba como voluntaria. Cuando su padre lo supo, corrió a su casa donde la estranguló y luego la acuchilló, mientras chillaba que lo hacía para “lavar su honor”.
La madre de la chica llamó a los hermanos para que convencieran al padre de que no debía asesinarla, pero ellos se pusieron de parte del padre. La madre ha escapado, está en paradero desconocido y, según parece, ha pedido el divorcio.

El funeral se ha llevado a cabo sin el tradicional duelo porque se la considera impura. Sus tíos al parecer han escupido sobre su cadáver.

Me he quedado sin palabras. //” porque contiene errores.

Posts anteriores:
Más asesinatos por honor en Jordania y Australia.
Asesinatos por honor en Texas y en Chicago.
Samia Rami, la novia asesinada por su novio a golpes
Banaz Mahmoud fue violada antes de ser asesinada.
Padre y tío ordenan el asesinato por honor de su hija.

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  1. […] shot dead in Iraq Just go over to Augean Stables. Read it all. She was the mother of this girl, Rand, the one who just fell in love with a British soldier, named Paul, who only told her she was […]

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