A young couple wished to get married (19 and 21 years of age)against their parent’s wishes, so they tried to elope. They were tracked down by their parents, who had them arrested. Monday, they were shot to death by a firing squad.

The couple had violated the religious beliefs of their families.

Details here.

Comments

  1. #1 David Lee
    April 17, 2009

    Yea, religion! Not.

  2. #2 Tony P
    April 17, 2009

    We’re most certainly doing such a sterling job in Afghanistan.

    This is ridiculous. Honor killings are so BCE!

  3. #3 Paul Sunstone
    April 19, 2009

    Excellence in religion.

  4. #4 Zoom
    April 20, 2009

    We’re most certainly doing such a sterling job in Afghanistan.

    Your statement is nearly a non sequitur. You want the military policing every person in the country to prevent idiocy like this? You think a thousand years of broken culture changes overnight? Or are you just another shallow intertoob ideologue bashing things beyond your feeble, flickering comprehension?

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