Family of young man accuses Muslim girlfriend’s relatives of torture, ‘honor killing.’

by Kal El on August 8, 2008 · View Comments

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The religion of peace strikes again. When the death first occurred, the muslim police inspector tried to cover for the muslim suspects, and tried to rule it a suicide. But a higher level inspector has stepped forward and reopened the case.

ISTANBUL, August 7 (Compass Direct News) – Local Pakistani police declared the death of a young Christian man in May to be a suicide requiring no investigation, but a high inspector has reopened the case and taken two Muslim suspects into custody. 

Adeel Masih, 19, was found dead on May 4 in Hafizabad, Pakistan. His family and human rights lawyers believe the relatives of a 19-year-old Muslim woman, Kiran Irfan, with whom Masih had a one-year relationship, tortured and killed him. His family has dubbed his death an “honor killing.”

Marriage between Christian men and Muslim women is forbidden according to a strict interpretation of sharia(Islamic Law), and even social contacts such as these can incite violent reactions in Pakistan, a majority-Muslim nation of 170 million.

Local police in Gujranwala, in Punjab province, did not charge Irfan’s family with any crimes and effectively declared them innocent when Masih’s family first came to the station in May, according to the Center for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS), a Lahore-based Christian legal advocacy group.

CLAAS then presented the case to the office of inspector general of Punjab province, who reopened it on July 18. Afterwards the young woman’s father and one uncle, Muhammad Riasat, were taken into custody. The district police office is currently leading the investigation.

Members of the Masih family said that when they first tried to register the case with local police three months ago, officers did not cooperate in launching an investigation because the suspects were Muslim and the victim was a Christian, according to CLAAS.

“The police said, ‘We will first inquire whether Adeel has committed suicide,’ because the culprits told the police about the fact that their daughter wanted to embrace Christianity because of Adeel,” said Aneeqa Maria, a case worker for CLAAS. “[In] this way the police were biased and lingered on the matter, because if there is a long delay in the lodging of a first incidence report, the case becomes weak.”

On July 4 the Masih family brought the case to CLAAS, which applied to the district police in Gujranwala. The case moved up the police chain of command and went all the way to the office of the inspector general of Punjab. It was reopened two weeks later.

Read the rest of this story about muslim injustice towards non-muslims.

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  • Tonto (USA)

    All I can say to those poor sexually deprived islamoholics is “Kis akbar!!!!”  Sorry about you bein’ muslimified and all.

  • Kal

    Tonto,

    I think the phrase you meant to say to the depraved islamoholics is “allahu manyuk khanzir” ;)

  • http://blogfreeworld.wordpress.com/2008/08/13/alleged-man-honor-killing-he-was-a-christian-dating-a-muslim-woman/ Alleged man “honor killing”: he was a Christian dating a Muslim woman « Blogging for a free world

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  • Kal

    No one here says all muslims are bad, yet the problem is not confined to one family, and you know it. Why do you lecture us, go tell the muslims who seem to always misinterpret the quran whenever they use it to justify killing in the name of allah.

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    [...] Paquistán: se cree que un cristiano, Adeel Masih (19 años) fue asesinado por haber insultado el ho…. La policía reabrió el sumario y ha detenido a dos musulmanes por el asesinato. [...]

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