The conviction of the parents of Shafilea Ahmed of her brutal murder has triggered a debate on the BBC. We will come to that in a moment. But first let’s focus on what Mr Justice Roderick Evans said as he announced these savages would both serve a minimum of 25 years.
The judge told them: “Your concern about being shamed in your community was greater than the love of your child. The judge told them: “Your concern about being shamed in your community was greater than the love of your child.”
‘What was it that brought you two, her parents, the people who had given her life, to the point of killing her?’ he asked them. ‘You chose to bring up your family in Warrington but your social and cultural attitudes were those of rural Pakistan.
And then this…
‘You wanted your family to live in Pakistan in Warrington. ’Although she went to local schools, you objected to her socialising with girls from what has been referred to as the white community. You objected to her wearing Western clothes and you objected to her having contact with boys.
In other words just for ONCE a Judge actually called out the Dark Ages mentality of some of those who come here from Pakistan…..and the BBC chooses to ignore it.
Instead, we get THIS nonsense on Today.
“How much do we know about concepts such as ‘honour’ and ‘shame’ which apparently motivate honour killings? “
We don’t need to know anything beyond the fact that it is murder.
We do need to ask what is it about ISLAM that seems to encourage such abominably behaviour. The tribal heartlands of Pakistan and the values of those who live in them have NO place in British culture but if you say this, unambiguously, the BBC throw their hands up in faux horror.
Maybe it would do the BBC better to ponder how many more families are suffering from Pakistan values in modern Britain? Not all cultures are equal – as the terrible murder of this young girl by her own parents demonstrates. Instead of this the BBC looks to convoluted causes and explanations when in fact the motivation is obvious – it’s just uncomfortable for them.