Qandeel Baloch (Bing images)
So, who was this chick in the aviator's? Beats me. I live in the U.S., and rarely read the news....but I was reviewing the news bar at the bottom of the Bing homepage....
Monday morning's page.....
See the line of photos on the bottom? I sometimes like to scroll through and see what's happening outside of my small slice of the world....I don't watch the news on TV, and I don't subscribe to the daily Albuquerque Journal ~ because I find the news quite depressing. Stabbings, shootings, bombings....Anyway!
I saw this story about Qandeel, and was appalled. They titled it "Facebook Star Killed", because I am not Muslim, and don't live in Pakistan, I had no idea who she was. After reading several stories (or viewpoints, as I think of news these days), I understand that she lived her life outside the norms of Pakistani culture ~ well accepted culture. Then, her brother (her brother!!) drugged her and strangled her. And states he is "not ashamed" for doing so, because she has dishonored the family name. The only difference I see in the story is that the father of the family had his son arrested for his daughters murder.....which puts the brother in a bit of a pickle, since these murders go unpunished many times as the family is allowed to "forgive" the murderer.
As I try to find words to comment on this despicable act, I find myself unable to go beyond one word responses, like ~ horrific....saddened......incomprehensible.....and so on.
Mostly, I think to myself that I'm glad I don't live in a country that condons the practice of "honor killings".
Love (each other), 365