Aug 6, 2008

Rashid, religion and his daughter

1. Chaudhry Rashid appealed to God and confessed to killing his daughter, a detective alleged during testimony at a probable cause hearing.

"He said, 'God will protect me. God is watching. I killed my daughter. I strangled her,'" Clayton County Police Detective Michael Christian said at the Tuesday morning hearing.

Rashid, a 56-year-old Pakistani immigrant who owns a pizza parlor, allegedly strangled his 25-year-old daughter to death with a bungee cord because she wanted to end her arranged marriage, police and prosecutors contend.

Sandeela Kanwal filed for divorce five days before she died. Her husband has not been heard from for months, reportedly having gone to Chicago.

2. For some, the death of Sandeela Kanwal is just another example.

The 25-year-old woman was strangled to death with a bungee cord, according to police, allegedly by her own father as a "matter of honor," because Kanwal wanted to end her arranged marriage.

The way "Aaron," a Republican blogger from New Jersey understands it, "this is just another case of how radical Islam is taking over not only Europe, but evidently America as well."

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