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"Honor" Killing: Two Teenage Sisters Shot Dead in Pakistan for Dancing in the Rain


World  (tags: Pakistan, Islamic Honor Killing, Girls Dancing in the Rain )

Beth
- 454 days ago - nydailynews.com
Five gunmen killed Noor Basra, 15, Noor Sheza, 16, and their mother, Noshehra, after a video of the three dancing in traditional garb in the rain went viral. It is believed stepbrother Khutore ordered the death as an 'honor' killing for the video. He has



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Beth S. (331)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:38 pm
Two teenage sisters have been shot dead in Pakistan because they danced in the rain in a video. Their mother was also killed.

Two teenage sisters have been shot dead in Pakistan for allegedly dancing in the rain.

Sisters Noor Basra, 15, Noor Sheza, 16, and their mother, Noshehra, were shot dead by five gunmen after a video of the two girls enjoying the rain shower in traditional dress spread throughout their conservative northern town.

The sisters' stepbrother is now being blamed for ordering their deaths on June 23 in an effort to restore the family's "honor" six months after the video surfaced.

That 22-year-old stepbrother, Khutore, has since been arrested for carrying out the attack according to police.

"It seems that the two girls have been murdered after they were accused of tarnishing their family's name by making a video of themselves dancing in the rain," an officer confirmed to News24Online.

In the video the two girls are seen wearing traditional shalwar kameez trouser suits and green and purple headscarves.

Around them are two younger children they run after while directly outside their home in Chilas.

One girl momentarily breaks from their dance to flash a smile at the camera.

This latest tragedy comes one year after four women were executed for singing and dancing with men at a wedding in a remote village of Kohistan in northwest Pakistan.

Tribal elders ordered the women to be shot dead for allegedly tarnishing their families' names by their acts of "fornication."

Women and men dancing is a strict violation of Sharia law with about a thousand "honor killings" taking place in Pakistan annually to amend acts like this, according to women's rights group the Aurat Foundation.

Of those killings committed nearly 77 percent end in the acquittal of criminals, according to Human Rights Commission activist Tahira Abdullah.

Their mother was also killed.
 

Lee Hampton (15)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:55 pm
Well now, two girls dancing in the rain. Simply horrible isn't it? And their mother videotaping I and she got killed. Boy, she really was "loose" wasn't she?. Gee.

I guess in the perverse Islamic mind, where the perpetrators of "honor" killings go largely unpunished for usually gruesomely killing their innocent female relatives, this makes sense. Perversion, cruelty, murder, oppression of women must make sense to them, somehow.

Can you imagine having such a mindset? This is repeated all around the Islamic world (and some non-Muslims too, but Islam comprises 85% of honor killings), and - aren't we lucky - it has even come to the United States, where because Islam is such a sensitive issue, the Religion of the Perpetually Offended has even managed to get some of the cases closed with a verdict of suicide (when it was clearly murder).

This cancer needs to be wiped off of the earth.
 

b. m. (32)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 9:59 pm

What a terrible day when they stand before the face of God..
 

caroline s. (80)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 10:57 pm
they were accused of tarnishing their family's name..... because they were dancing in the rain????? It's a shame to dance but it's not a shame to kill???
 

Patricia Martin (19)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 10:58 pm

No woman or girl is safe in a place like Pakistan. Doesn't matter if they're Muslim, Christian, Buddhist or whatever. Muslims hate women and this is just one of a long, long tragic war against them.

God let these souls rest in peace.
 

dwaraka m. (1)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 4:23 am
is there any human rights or not
 

Gloria picchetti (291)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 4:28 am
Instead of wasting time, money, and lives with the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq we should have stayed away to let them kill each other off.
 

John Gregoire (255)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 5:06 am
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Syria! Why do we have anything to do with these nations that are mired in the days of the crusades and show no capacity to grow into the world? Makes a case for partial isolationism instead of Obama touring the world and giving away all that money we supposedly don't have.
 

Mike M. (55)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 5:15 am
A group of people bent on destruction because they see it as a way to be blessed while being mean and evil.
 

Marilyn K. (51)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 5:23 am
These so called "Honor Killings" have to be addressed by the United Nations. It should be made clear that it is murder of innocents that you disagree with and the entire country must pay with severe sanctions by the rest of the world. These killings have occured from time to time in the United States by families that have relocated here and will not allow their children to participate in our culture. One family killed their daughter for taking a part time job and trying to dress similiar to the other girls in school. They were punished by our justice system but stuck to their beliefs and showed no remorse.
 

Fi T. (16)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 5:26 am
The killing is no reason
 

John De Avalon (35)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 5:40 am
How sad - and thoroughly dishonourable...

All young people should be happy and enjoy their life and youth, and be free to express the same.

The things we take for granted here in the free West....
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 6:55 am
Disgusting, of course.
 

Russell R. (87)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 7:17 am
The sick part is, is that the step-brother will get away with it. I guess that is one way to get rid of your step-parent and her children.
 

Alexander Werner (53)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 8:19 am
What a disgusting cult of death. Killing young girls for the sin of being innocently happy about the rain.

Looks, like male population of those *-stans is complete nuts and just full of hate.
 

Gene Jacobson (253)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 8:34 am
"Tribal elders ordered the women to be shot dead for allegedly tarnishing their families' names by their acts of "fornication."

if anyone should be shot dead, it is those tribal elders. All of them for every time you hear of an atrocity like this, it is tribal elders who call the shots. Well, let them receive the shots instead. I don't like our drone program but if it could target just tribal elders, those cold hearted, blood covered old men, well, I'd vote for that.
 

Czerny A. (18)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 8:50 am
The only act that's tarnished the family name is this "honor" killing.
 

Carol D. (109)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 9:11 am
If three women were shot in a western country for dancing in the rain there would be a world outcry about murder and human rights How come these places are allowed to get away with it
 

Bill Reese (138)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 10:11 am
Sharia law and the ugly Koran are the backbone of these honor killings that are taking place in all Muslim controlled countries. I hope the Egypt Military follows through on their word and kicks Morsi out of Egypt before he establishes the Muslim Koran as their operating document for their government.

I look at history and wish that India had not allowed Pakistan to break off from their country. The Hindus are a very intelligent and accommodating country.

Next step may be a Crusade once again.
 

Teresa Garcia (39)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 2:18 pm
Shame on them, they will pay...
 

Elisa F. (236)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 3:08 pm
Terrible!
 

Mitchell D. (131)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 6:40 pm
What sickness, in the name of religion!
Sadly, Carol, I think they get away with it under the name of religion and cultural tradition. Maybe, also, there is some fear that if they were called on it they would adopt the USA's religious right's crap about everyone hating them, and call for a world-wide Fatwah. Who knows?
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 6:48 pm
Mentally, intellectually, emotionally, spiritually ill!
 

Valentina R. (4)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 7:14 pm
What to say? This is too absurd to comment.
 

Beth S. (331)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 7:25 pm
Valentina,

I can definitely understand your sentiments, but as absurd, irrational, ludicrous, horrible as it may seem, it happens thousands of times each year in Pakistan alone! It also happens throughout the Islamic world and where there are pockets of Muslims. It happens in the U.K. and the U.S.

What to say is to learn about the phenomenon, how absolutely brutal these murders are, how most of the perps get away with it, not only in Islamic countries, but even here in the U.S., where because of the group, CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations, which puts enormous pressure on law enforcement groups, the media, universities, politicians, and so on, the cases are closed prematurely and called suicides, even when the broken limbs, skulls, bones are many and could not have been self-inflicted.

We must not let "honor" murderers get away with this. We must stand up to CAIR, which is a front group for the Muslim Brotherhood, the same Muslim Brotherhood that the Egyptians are sick to death of, and had the courage and the balls that we here in the West don't have to get rid of them.
 

Natasha Salgado (530)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 8:15 pm
Just a bloody awful...there is no God in that country---only Satan resides there. Thanks Beth
 

Chanah B. (0)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 9:17 pm
Evil - pure and simple.
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 9:37 pm
Happiness is a crime in Muslim society. How sad that there was so little joy in the lives of these women- that they were killed for dancing!!!!!!
 

Bill Reese (138)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 9:48 pm
For everyone contributing to this blog, Have a Happy, safe and prayerful 4th of July. May God Bless the land he helped build, and bless all his people.

I pray that one day God will intervene into the terrible actions taken by the hard line followers of the Koran, and Sharia law.
 

b. m. (32)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 2:22 pm

God intervened at CALVARY...The Door of eternity flows from His throne .........Father .......Open our eyes.. remove the scales... open our ears.. remove the heart of stone .. that we might understand.
 

b. m. (32)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 2:31 pm


where is the mourning?...the sorrow... the outrage ... the repentance.. Our Lord I am certain weeps at this awfull thing.. God help the hearts that wink at this .. their fate is so terrible.
 

Bill Reese (138)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 8:43 pm
When a country is run by a total Muslim regime, the president is just a figure head, while the ayatollahs stay behind the scenes and dictate the laws and social behaviors of the people. The honor killings are brutal and many in a country like Iran, or Egypt. I have seen a few in S.A. They are following the stupid teaching of the Koran and personally every Koran should be gathered up and burned, just as the radical Muslim burns the bible or any other religious book not of the Koran.
Back to my main point, the people are AFRAID of their government. If one were to complain or call the government out on things like the HONOR killings, then that person would be destroyed.

We are seeing more and more of that fear in America, and we are threatened if we say something negative about Islam or it Koran. Sad that our military Chaplin's are not allow to show a bible on their desk as it might offend someone of another religion. Hmm, wonder what religion that might be?
 

Darren Woolsey (77)
Friday July 5, 2013, 1:25 am
Islam has got a lot of blood on its hands...
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1653)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 12:00 am
Oh Sweet Jesus!! They called dancing in the rain 'an act of fornification'? Dancing in the rain is everybody's right; or it SHOULD BE!! My God...those sweet, beautiful, innocent, sisters and mother; their happiness destroyed because they were dancing in the rain. Dear God, please STOP these HORRIFIC 'HONOR' KILLINGS!! Islamic women/young girls can NOT wait until The Second Coming of Christ!! Something needs to be done NOW!!
 
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