Phyllis Chesler describes the recent Afghan mass murder in Canada:
Will guilty verdict in Canadian 'honor killing' trial be a turning point for justice?
By Phyllis Chesler
January 29, 2012
On January 29, after a ten-week trial and fifteen hours of deliberations, a seven woman, five man jury returned with a verdict of guilty to first degree murder for all three Afghan-Canadians who were charged in the pre-meditated murder of four female members of the polygamous Shafia family.
The convicted are each facing 25 years without parole.
Mohammed Shafia, 58, Tooba Yahya, 42 (his second wife), and Hamed, 21, their son, were found guilty of conspiring to and of having murdered Mohammed’s first wife, Rona Mohammed Amir, 50, and Tooba Yahya’s three daughters, Zainab, 19, Sahar, 17, and Geeti, 13, because they refused to wear hijab, wore Western, sometimes “sexy” clothing, dared to have boyfriends, and, in their father’s words, “dishonored” and “betrayed” both “their family and Islam.”
On June 30, 2009, when the bodies of the dead girls and woman were discovered in the family's Nissan in the Rideau Canal, the accused wept uncontrollably and went through an exaggerated public display of mourning.
However, privately, post-massacre, the police recovered wiretaps of Mohammed Shafia saying that his daughters had “hurt (him)..and betrayed…and violated us immensely. God curse their generation, they were filthy and rotten children. To hell with them and their boyfriends…May the devil shit on their graves.” [More]
Why are we wasting billions of dollars and precious Canadian lives killing people like this in Afghanistan AND inviting them to live in our country?
How much have Muslim immigrants cost us all in terms of social services, law enforcement, lawsuits like those against Ezra Levant and Mark Steyn, and criminal court costs — not to mention wear and tear on schools, hospitals and infrastructure?
Are all those terrible cab rides really worth it, Canada?
Below, a Canadian prosecutor announcing the verdict is heckled by supporters of the murderers. Newt Gingrich would be heartened to learn that the hecklers appear to be speaking unaccented English. Their support for the quadruple murder means that they aren't really assimilated, though.