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Submitted by Navigator (Canada), Jan 27, 2008 at 19:41

Noor, I have in fact read the Koran -- not all of it, but the parts that are of most interest to me. I agree that there is nothing in the text that says a father should kill his daughter, and plenty of things that suggest he should not. However, a teenage daughter who is showing signs of throwing off her religion is one who is in danger of becoming an apostate. And a Muslim man/husband/father is responsible for his family's observance of the faith.

What greater shame could a devout Muslim father feel than his community knowing he raised an apostate. And the Islamic law does have somethng to say about killing apostates, even when they are members of your family. My question remains; if you want to live as if you are in Karachi or Jeddah or wherever, why would you bring your family to Toronto, or Houston, etc.?


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Words have meaning [33 words]David W. LincolnDec 17, 2007 23:14116412
Don't agree [116 words]Irish SavantDec 17, 2007 15:39116366
The other option [206 words]NavigatorDec 13, 2007 18:56116133
to navigator [115 words]noorJan 25, 2008 23:52116133
1The other option - reply to Noor [151 words]NavigatorJan 27, 2008 19:41116133
Noor - Could you please quote a passage in Koran for me? [34 words]Sofa SogoodJan 27, 2008 22:26116133
navigator [161 words]noorFeb 1, 2008 04:16116133
No passage in Koran ordering face or head covering [26 words]robertFeb 15, 2008 03:36116133

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