Pakistan man guns down wife after she filed divorce papers, called an ‘honor killing’

Islam is a religion of peace…that’s what we are told.

So, with that said: A recent news paper detailed the shocking murder of a woman by her husband as she filed for divorce.

cover of a Quran  photo by crystalina  via wikimedia commons

cover of a Quran photo by crystalina via wikimedia commons

Nowshera Cantonment police official Ishaq Khan told The Express Tribune he heard gunshots outside the court. Ishaq added he rushed towards the Railway Phattak where he was informed two men shot a woman dead and escaped. Following a police chase, the accused were arrested and taken to the police station for interrogation.

Sher Rahman, killed his wife with the help of his brother, Habibur Rahman. Ishaq further said Sher was married to Sahira for three years. After the first year of marriage, Sahira allegedly eloped with their neighbour Shah Bacha, a resident of Mali Khel in Akora Khattak. Later, she filed for divorce in a Nowshera family court.

“I had left her, but when she dragged me to court I had had enough,” Sher told police.

Ishaq explained Sahira and Bacha had come to court for the hearing where Sher was also due to appear. After the hearing, as Sahira and Bacha left the court premises, Sher and Habib opened fire at them. Bacha narrowly escaped, but his wife was killed.

Crime, shooting, murder – but now the case falls into the Islam code of an ‘honor killing’ so now what?

Authorities say “the case has been filed.”

Critics love to point to Old Testament scripture, attempting to put Christians under the old code of living, while the Muslims live that way.

One of the posters wrote and explained the custom further:

“In an Islamic System of justice, which has nothing to do with democracy, in which the Khalifa is at the top and then others subordinate to him in governance. The system in which The Khalifa is not duty-bound to go with any one group or individual’s advice. Such a system is given the right to over-rule a husband’s stance if he should be against accepting his wife’s petition.

Since this system is not in place in any Muslim country, the husband has more right to decide for himself what might affect him and his family the most.”

Decide for himself?

He said he had enough so murder is an acceptable reaction? Let’s hope not.

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