Canadian teen killed because she rejected her families conservative Muslim upbringing

In Brampton, Ontario in 2007 a teenager was strangled to death by her father and her brother in what has been described as an honour killing. The father and brother confessed to the crime recently. According to the report cited below, the teenager wanted to blend into her Canadian culture. She wanted simple things, “like a door on her bedroom” and “to stop wearing the hijab.”

“What happened to Aqsa is called an “honour” killing, a vile and primitive practice found in some corners of the Muslim world. Aqsa had dishonoured her family because she rejected the religious conservatism of her upbringing and was trying to have the normal life of a Canadian teenager.”

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Human Decency: FAIL


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