Wednesday, December 28, 2005; Posted: 9:05 p.m. EST (02:05 GMT)
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) -- Nazir Ahmed appears calm and unrepentant as he recounts how he slit the throats of his three young daughters and their 25-year old stepsister to salvage his family's "honor" -- a crime that shocked Pakistan.
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I was beginning to feel a little better, until I went online and found this horrific article. The headline: 'Honor' killings shock Pakistan, to me is a complete joke, because the rest of the world will no doubt be more shocked than anyone living in Pakistan. The wife, pictured above, watched as her [2nd] husband [and former brother-in-law] slit the throat of her first born daughter, aged 25. This was to restore the family's honor because she had allegedly commited adultery. It didn't stop there. To AVOID the inevitable adultery which he believed his own three daughters would commit, he also slit the throats of Bano, 8, Sumaira, 7, and Humaira, 4. Their mother watched as he took the lives of all four of her children, and each of the young girls witnessed not less than one sister die, one of them saw three sisters die. Imagine their terror. Apparently it is more honorable to be a homicidal killer-maniac than to have daughters. The three month old son was spared, but now that daddy faces certain execution for his crimes, the future of a boy living with his emotionally disturbed and twice widowed mother doesn't look so bright.