Parents are supposed to feel overjoyed when they bring their new born home.
It supposed to be a love like no other.
This was sadly not the case for Muslim man who strangled the helpless infant daughter just hours after her birth. Because he saw something “different”.
The man was arrested in Kasur, Pakistan after killing his healthy, newborn daughter. He thought the infant dishonored the family by being a girl.
Express Tribune reports that while the wife, Shamim Bibi, was still recovering from the delivery, Sher Alam took their child, brutally strangled her, and buried her body in the courtyard behind his home.
“Soon after I came back home with the baby girl, my husband Sher Alam became furious, snatched her from my hands and strangled her to death,” Shamim said.
Shamim explained that her husband was so desperate for a boy that he would rather murder his own daughter than have a female child.
“He [told] me that he didn’t want a girl and I replied that it was the will of Allah not theirs,” she said in the complaint, further adding, “he strangled the baby after snatching her from my hands and later buried her in the room.”
Sher threatened to kill his wife if she told anyone.
Thankfully, she did not have to tell anyone. According to the Daily Pakistan, Shamim’s sister Fatima Bibi and brother-in-law Muhammad Sarwar overheard the argument and told police what had happened.
After recovering the body, police arrested Sher and charged him with murder.
Muslims are responsible for 91 percent of the world’s honor killings. Most of the deaths are in response to un-Islamic behavior, still not a reason to kill them, but there are a few that are killed just for existing.
The news comes on the same day that another Muslim man attempted to smother his 2-month-old son because he was annoyed by the child’s crying. The Daily Mailreports that the mother found her husband suffocating the baby with a pillow “to end its screams,” so she grabbed a knife and stabbed the man to death in Saudi Arabia.
In May, a “dishonored” Muslim man was so enraged that a male doctor saw his wife naked during the delivery of his child that he took out a gun and shot him. The father told the doctor that he wanted to properly thank him for assisting in his wife’s delivery. The father nearly killed the doctor at the King Fahad Medical Center in Saudi Arabia but, thankfully, the injured man was able to receive the immediate medical attention that saved his life.
In December, a Muslim woman was so ashamed that her father had raped her 2-year-old daughter, she decided to restore family honor by drowning the little girl in her bath water. The Egyptian woman and her father were arrested after police found the body of the little girl with severe internal injuries.
There are many cases of Muslim family members declaring female relatives dishonorable and killing them. Many are accused of practicing “Western” behavior, including dating, refusing to wear the hijab, and using a cell phone.