This is a report from England. A young girl was murdered for breaking the "rules" of her father's culture.
Muslim dad slits girl’s throat for being too Western
MUSLIM asylum seeker Abdulla Yones grew increasingly angry as his pretty daughter Heshu became more Western-ised.
For months Heshu, 16, who had started a sexual relationship with her Christian boyfriend, endured beatings at her father’s hands.
Then, one day, the “bright, vibrant” girl paid the highest price. In a frenzied knife attack in the bathroom of their west London home, her father stabbed her 18 times before cutting her throat.
Yones, 48, a Kurdish refugee from Iraq, was on Monday jailed for life for the so-called “honour” murder.
At the Old Bailey, Judge Neil Denison said: “It’s plain that you strongly and genuinely disapproved of the lifestyle in this country of your daughter and the fact that that was affecting her school work. But having said that, the killing and manner of it was, as you recognised from the moment you did it, an appalling act.”
On that fateful day last October, furious Yones smashed down the bathroom door after Heshu barricaded herself inside.
The girl was found with a kitchen knife still in her neck, bent out of shape. She had been stabbed in her back, shoulders and breasts. There were cuts to her hands and arms as she tried to defend herself. One stab wound to her back was so severe that the tip of the knife broke off after cutting into bone. Tension had been building after Yones, of Acton, was called to the William Morris Academy in Fulham to discuss why his daughter had been missing school.
Three days before the killing he received an unsigned letter sent to the headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in Vauxhall, south London, claiming that Heshu was behaving like a prostitute and sleeping with her boyfriend, an 18-year-old Lebanese student, on a daily basis. Sexual relationships before marriage are forbidden under Muslim law.
After killing his daughter, while her mother and two brothers were out, Yones tried to slit his own throat then jumped off a balcony in an attempt to kill himself. when he survived, he told police that an Al Qaeda suspect had broken into the flat and murdered Heshu and attacked him.
But the Kurd, who fled Saddam Hussein’s regime 10 years ago, finally pleaded guilty to the murder of his daughter and repeatedly begged the judge to give him the death sentence.
My question is this; Should immigrants to a country be expected to adopt that country's culture?
There are many other practices taking place in countries like Britain, female circumsism for one, that are barbaric, and should be stopped. But what if they clash with the culture of the country of origin? Should they be allowed to continue in their adoptive homeland?
Another point this raises is, what IS a country's culture? How would you define the "culture" of your country?
This thread is not an invite to attack anyone, if that's your intention, piss off somewhere else and do it.
Let's see if we can get opinions on this, not a flame war.