Anorak | Father and son murdered daughters Zainab Shafia, Sahar Shafia and Geeti Shafia for honour

Father and son murdered daughters Zainab Shafia, Sahar Shafia and Geeti Shafia for honour

by | 30th, January 2012

MOHAMMED Shafia, 58, his second wife Tooba Yahya, 42, and their son Hamed, 21, drowned Shafia’s first wife Rona Amir Mohammad, 52, and their daughters Zainab Shafia, Sahar Shafia and Geeti Shafia. They did it for honour. The killers decreed that the three teenaged girls had dishonoured the family by having non-Muslism boyfriend and wearing short skirts.

Rona Amir Mohammad, 52, was Mr Shafia’s first wife. He was married to her and Toobay Yahya. They loved together.  Since polygamy is outlawed, they had to lie about the status of Rona Mohammad.

The family arrived in Canada under Quebec’s “immigrant investor” program — investors put up a chunk of cash interest-free in exchange for permanent residency.

At Ontario Superior Court, Canada, Judge Robert Maranger said the case was seeped in a “twisted concept of honour”:

“It is difficult to conceive of a more heinous, more despicable, more honourless crime. The apparent reason behind these cold-blooded, shameful murders was that the four completely innocent victims offended your completely twisted concept of honour … that has absolutely no place in any civilised society.”

Canadian Justice Minister Rob Nicholson called honour killing barbaric and Canada ”.

Only in Canada? He’s making a distinction. Why?

The killers were not brazen. They intended to make the murder look like accidents. The four women’s bodies were found on June 30 2009, in a car submerged in a canal in Kingston, Ontario. The family has stopped on the way from Montreal to Niagara Falls. They argued that the women had died when their car ran into the water. This was a lie. They wer ealready dead, drowned elsehwer.

Shafia said: “We are not criminal, we are not murderers, we didn’t commit the murder and this is unjust.”
Tooba said: “I am not a murderer, and I am a mother, a mother.”
Hamed said: “I did not drown my sisters anywhere.”

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