WWW: Deadly Religious Tradition

In this edition of Weird World Wednesday, I submit to you excerpts from this disturbing article titled

"Pakistan: Three teenage girls buried alive in tribal 'honour' killing":

Three teenage girls have been buried alive by their tribe in a remote part of Pakistan to punish them for attempting to choose their own husbands, in an "honour" killing case.

After news of the deaths emerged, male politicians from their province, Baluchistan, defended the killings in parliament, claiming the practice was part of "our tribal custom".

The girls, thought to have been aged between 16 and 18, were kidnapped by a group of men from their Umrani tribe.
In Pakistan's national parliament, an MP from Baluchistan, Israrullah Zehri, said on Friday that "this action was carried out according to tribal traditions", a view backed up by some other male lawmakers, who attacked a woman senator who had raised the case.

"These are centuries-old traditions and I will continue to defend them," Zehri added over the weekend.


  1. This is not just a cultural difference or a case where their traditions are different from ours. This always has been, always will be wrong, in every place.

  2. I read this site about once a week (that's all I can handle) to remind myself about the women suffering all over the world. Its not an easy read:


  3. This is the reality in which we live - let us confront it - head on!!! How sad


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