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December 12, 2007

Canadian Teen Dies; Father Charged

Bored by that headline? Feel no need to read further?

I don't blame you. It's designed with that purpose specifically in mind.

That's how the Washington Post headlined its buried story on the Islamist father who strangled his daughter for not wearing a head scarf.

[Update - PA]
An interesting reaction and nuance from up north:

...The incident has shocked modern Muslims across Canada. Toronto-based Sonia Ahmed, who runs the Miss World Pakistan and grooms Pakistani-origin girls for Miss Bikini and other pageants, said angrily: "The hijab was never a part of Pakistani dress. It is an Arab imposition. This should be banned all over North America. This killer father will now think that he has done the `right thing', and he can now go to heaven and claim his 70 virgins. Hang him." ...

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