Monday, July 5, 2010
Attempted Honor Killing
I wonder if this plot by a ‘Harry Potter’ starlet’s father and brother might finally focus attention on ‘Honor Killings’ carried out around the Muslim world. Afshan Azad starred in four of the Harry Potter movies. Because she has been suspected of getting into a relationship with a Hindu man, her father and brother decided killing her was a necessary next step in a family’s duty. Losing a child you have raised from infancy is horrifying enough, but murdering your own child or sibling to assuage some insane idea of family honor crosses over into a nightmarish realm of lunacy. I’m glad this actress survived. It astonishes me the British court allowed her idiot father and brother loose on bail. Ms. Azad would be well advised to relocate somewhere she can carry a gun.