Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Father killed family for being too western

Telegraph reported A father killed his wife and four daughters in their sleep because he could not bear them adopting a more westernised lifestyle, an inquest heard yesterday.

That is one way of handling it. Riaz, do you think this will give you a free pass to Paradise?
Mohammed Riaz, 49, found it abhorrent that his eldest daughter wanted to be a fashion designer, and that she and her sisters were likely to reject the Muslim tradition of arranged marriages..... Riaz, who had spent all but the last 17 years of his life in the North West Frontier region of Pakistan, met his Anglo-Pakistani wife when her father sent her to the sub-continent to find a husband.
A bad move. would have been a better choice.
After an arranged marriage, she developed a career as a community leader in Accrington while he, handicapped by a lack of English, took on a series of low-paid jobs.

After Mrs Riaz's father died she "suddenly felt less beholden to Mohammed", a friend said. "She started to develop her own circle of friends and allowed the girls to express themselves in a more western way."
That is the problem with arranged marriages.
She began to work with women who felt suppressed by Asian culture and many saw her as a role model for young Asian women.


RC said...

That's horrible. And arranged marriages aren't even that much of a Muslim tradition anymore. Even in more conservative countries, such as Pakistan, arranged marriages are becoming less and less popular

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