A Pakistani crime story raises the question of how many killers we’re allowing into Western countries and what the consequences should be.
Recently, a Pakistani crime story has been reported in the mainstream media. It got their attention because is had a bit of Kardashian-like salaciousness about it.
The brother of Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch has been arrested for her murder, confessing he strangled her for “honour”.
Waseem Azeem was arrested in Dera Ghazi Khan in central Pakistan, having earlier fled the family home and murder scene, late on Saturday.
“Yes, of course I strangled her,” he told journalists in a press conference arranged by the police early on Sunday. “I have no regrets.”
He said that he acted alone and was “not embarrassed at all” because his sister’s behaviour “was completely intolerable”.
“She was on the ground floor while our parents were asleep on the roof top,” he said. “It was around 10.45 pm when I gave her a tablet … and then killed her.”
I don’t like the idea of a young woman displaying herself on the internet. But I am repulsed and nauseated by the idea of strangling her for it. The idea of a brother doing that to a sister is even more repulsive.
Yet the killer doesn’t seem to be regarded as a sick psychopath in that culture. Even though he stands accused of a crime, there is an understood societal logic to his actions.
This was an honor killing, a term that has meaning in other Muslim nations.
Notice that this murder has nothing to do with terrorism, unlike other recent killings. This is a whole different kind of crime problem that accompanies the culture.
How many of the refugees that we have imported believe that the family “honor” must be preserved by murderous means, if necessary? Do we want places in the United States to start experiencing these kinds of problems?