Fmr Pakistani lawmaker defends honor killings,threatens western NGO staff with abduction and rape #tcot #gwot

Former Pakistani Lawmaker Denounces Secular Education for Women, Justifies Honor Killings: “Killing of Women In the Name of Honor Is a ‘Local Custom and Religious Practice,'” Warns Female Western NGO Staff that They will Be Captured and Given Away as Brides

http://m.memri.org/14499/show/7bc9501a87014bb3906fedb496a758a4/

….”Killing of women in the name of honor is a ‘local custom and religious practice’ in Kohistan…. If someone witnesses female relatives roaming with ghair mehram (other than close relatives), he can kill her without producing four witnesses [as required under Islamic law for such a punishment].” [12]

The Threat Against NGOs: “If Women Working in NGOs Enter Kohistan, We Won’t Spare Them; We’ll Solemnize Their Nikkah (Marriage) with Local Men”
“Some women from these NGOs visit our houses frequently, mobilizing naive Kohistani women to follow their agenda in the name of health and hygiene education…. This is ‘unacceptable to Kohistani culture’ …. [They will face] ‘dire consequences’ …. [and] married female NGO workers will be sent back to their husbands, and the unmarried ones will be wedded to Kohistani men.”[13] “If the NGOs wanted to work for womenfolk in the district [Kohistan] they should come through proper channel and utilize the government departments. People of Kohistan cannot be influenced by women, and NGOs should immediately stop the practice of sending women to Kohistan, or prepare for the consequences….”[14] “If the government is serious about bringing development to Kohistan, it should utilize NGOs’ funding itself with the help of local men. Men working for these NGOs can continue their work though… that is not against the Shariah and local culture.”[15] “These [girls’] schools have become cattle pens while the teachers received salaries without carrying out their duties.”[16] “If women working in NGOs enter Kohistan, we won’t spare them; we will solemnize their nikkah (marriage) with local men”…

General Napier on the practice of Sati-burning women alive:

….”This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs.”….

Sati (practice) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sati_(practice)#section_9

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