Iraqi Man Murders Daughter For Talking With British Soldier:
The Iraqi father who brutally murdered his teenage daughter in an "honour killing" for befriending a British soldier in Basra has said that he has no regrets, and that death "was the least she deserved".
Abdel-Qader Ali boasted that he would have slaughtered his 17-year-old daughter Rand at birth if he had know of the shame she would bring on him and his family.
He proudly told how his two sons helped with the murder, bragging that they were "men enough to help me end the life of someone who had just brought shame to our lives."
The 46-year-old father holds a key post in the Iraqi health ministry, and was quickly released from police custody following the murder because the officers who arrested him were full of praise for his actions.
Ali strangled and fatally stabbed his only daughter in March this year after a friend told him she had been seen speaking to the British soldier, whom she knew only as "Paul", at a local refugee charity in Basra where she worked as a volunteer.
This isn't a rare event in the Muslim world. In fact, it happens quite frequently. The details of this story are horrifying and the fact that this murderous man is still on the loose is enough to make me dizzy.
Check the wires yourself. There's nearly half-a-dozen stories on 'honour killings' in the last several weeks alone. The names and countries may change but one thing remains as a common bond between all of the stories, Islam.