Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Father & Son Plead Guilty to Honor Killing in Canada

In December 2007, 16-year-old Aqsa Parvez was murdered by her father and older brother in Mississauga, Ontario (just west of Toronto) for refusing to wear the hijab. It was an honor killing.

Today, Muhammad Parvez and his son Waqas pleaded guilty to her murder and will receive automatic life sentences. However, it is worth noting that a life sentence in Canada doesn't literally mean life. A life sentence in Canada is worth 25 years. Both father and son are eligible for parole in ten years.

Still, there is some measure of satisfaction that Canada is unwilling to tolerate such abhorrent Islamic customs.

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