Both parents watched as their son killed
His sister, ‘she brought shame
To our family’s good name’
So they snuffed out a life, unfulfilled.
I wonder, in this day and age
How such ideas continue to rage
Such ‘killing for honor’
Should be declared a goner
And those who practice it, locked up in a cage!
Independent Online Edition 15/07/06: Samaira Nazir was stabbed to death as her family watched...for honor. Yesterday, her brother Nazir, along with a 17-year-old cousin, Imran Mohammed, real name Kashif Rana, were jailed for life for the "barbaric" murder of the 25-year-old businesswoman. Read about it here
Will women ever stop bearing the brunt of having to be the repository of 'family honor'? I wonder...