Are Muhammad Parvez, and Waqas Parvez, just two more radical Muslims who have “hijacked” Islam’s peaceful religion by killing their youngest daughter for prides sake? I don’t believe they are, and neither does the Muslim world. Their silence is deafening.
If Islam does not teach “honour murder,” where are the Muslims that are outraged? Why are they not taking to the streets to protest this barbaric savagery? If there are any Muslims who are good, godly and decent, why are they not speaking up? We know the answer to our own question and so does every Muslim.
Muslims believe the whole world must eventually be ruled by Sharia law. Lauren Vriens, writing for the Council of Foreign Relations says, “Sharia, or Islamic law, influences the legal code in most Muslim countries. A movement to allow sharia to govern personal status law, a set of regulations that pertain to marriage, divorce, inheritance, and custody, is even expanding into the West. Sharia’s influence on both personal status law and criminal law is highly controversial, though. Some interpretations are used to justify cruel punishments such as amputation and stoning as well as unequal treatment of women in inheritance, dress, and independence. The debate is growing as to whether sharia can coexist with secularism, democracy, or even modernity.”
The author continues: “What is Sharia? Also meaning “path” in Arabic, sharia guides all aspects of Muslim life including daily routines, familial and religious obligations, and financial dealings. It is derived primarily from the Quran and the Sunna–the sayings, practices, and teachings of the Prophet Mohammed. Precedents and analogy applied by Muslim scholars are used to address new issues. The consensus of the Muslim community also plays a role in defining this theological manual.”
Now you understand the silence of Islam concerning “honor murder.” Their religion teaches it, and to speak out would be a crime in which the protester or a family member would experience an “honor murder.”
We do not hate Muslims. Rather, we feel sorry for them. How sad that a religion could be so oppressive, so cruel, so blind, and use fear to recruit and maintain its followers.
The father and brother of Aqsa Parvez have been sentenced to life in prison for what the judge called the “twisted and repugnant” murder of the 16-year-old. She was strangled to death in the family home in Mississauga, Ont., in December 2007.
Muhammad Parvez said he killed his youngest child because “this is my insult. My community will say, ‘You have not been able to control your daughter.’ This is my insult. She is making me naked.”
Mr. Parvez has made himself naked before the whole world. He has revealed his selfish pride, and that he loved the praises of his fellow man more than he loved his daughter. Call it what you will; there is no “honour” involved, there is only disgust and horror. Is this the real face of Islam?
Pastor Ken Blue was born in Boswell, Ark. In 1955 he accepted Christ as his Savior. He and his wife Joyce were married in 1955. They have 5 children. He graduated from Midwestern Baptist Bible College in 1969 and started the Open Door Baptist Church in Lynnwood, Wa. where he pastored for 39 years. Because of health issues (ALS) he was forced to resign as pastor. It is his desire to continue to be used of God to help pastors and believers through this ministry.