Parents suffocated girl, 17, with plastic bag for 'wearing short-sleeved top'
Her best friend Shanin Munir (pictured right) played a crucial role in putting the parents behind bars.
Shafilea Ahmed, 17, murdered by her parents in front of her siblings for wearing a top that showed her arms. She suffered years of abuse from her mum and dad before they decided to end her life for bringing ‘dishonour’ to the family. #honourkilling
Honour killing in UK: Pakistani parents killed their 17-year-old daughter for 'wearing a short-sleeved top'. Both mother and father will now spend 25 years in prison. I hope NewZealand’s
reads this story
New documentary attempts to shed light on what really happened to Shafilea Ahmed. In 2003, her strict Muslim parents killed her after taking issue w/the way she was dressed. They evaded justice, going on media & claiming suspicion on them was Islamophobia.
UK: Shafilea Ahmed murdered by parents for 'wearing short-sleeved top' Look out for new documentary ‘When Missing Turns into Murder’.
I'm hoping that Noble Feminist Icons
will comment about the driving cause behind such grotesque tragedies.
Remember, all cultures are equal but Noble cultures are more equal than others.
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Shefeila's years of suffering domestic abuse brings back harrowing memories of what I endured in my Muslim community for denouncing Islamism. We can't let the far-right hijack news like this who spread anti-Muslim hatred instead of solving honor killing.