By slaughtering your family, how else?
A Muslim father charged with murdering his three daughters in apparent honour killings has said he would do it again - even if they came back to life 100 times.He killed Zainab because she committed the unforgiveable sin of marrying a Pakistani, in his eyes a worse sin than marrying an Irishman. The other three just pissed him off with boyfriends and subscribing to the Readers Digest. In any event, Mohammad, son Hamed and wife #2 Tooba Mohammad Yahya are on trial over the deaths of his three daughters and his first wife.
Mohammad Shafia, 58, cursed his daughters Zainab, 19, Sahar, 17, and Geeti, 13, saying they were 'treacherous' as he likened them to prostitutes during a conversation that was recorded by police.
He is on trial for their murders after they were found dead in the family car along with Shafia's first wife, Rona Amir, 50, in the Rideau Canal, located in the Kingston area of Ontario in Canada in 2009.
Initially police thought the family had been involved in an accident and Shafia told them during an interview that he didn't know where they were. However, his version of accounts did not add up and he was arrested and charged with their murder.The gallows is exactly what I had in mind.
Shafia, who moved to Canada from Afghanistan with his family, is polygamous and after his arrest was heard telling his second wife, Tooba Yahya, that their daughters had brought shame on the family. He said: 'Even if, God forbid, they hoist us on to the gallows... we accept it wholeheartedly', a day after his arrest.