Pakistani Senator Calls Killing Women “Tribal Custom”
August 31, 2008
At Twisty’s request, I am bringing attention to this horrible story. Please go read her entire post at I Blame The Patriarchy for more details:
Hold onto your hats.
Balochistan Senator Sardar Israrullah Zehri stunned the upper house on Friday when he defended the recent incident of burying alive three teenage girls and two women in his province, saying it was part of “our tribal custom.” [cite]
The justification for this appalling hate crime? The women wanted “to marry of their own will.”
The fiends perpetrating this savagery — a group that apparently included some village bigwigs — first wounded the women with gunshots, “in the name of honour.”
I will give you a moment to digest the unspeakable horror.