"Marry a Muslim or you die!"
Brother of Harry Potter star jailed for attacking her"Marry a Muslim or you die" is no idle threat. It's called an "honor killing" when a Muslim male family member kills a female family member who shames the family by having relations with a non-Muslim. The attacks are justified under Shariah Law, the religious code for Muslims. Mostly, these horrific crimes happen in far away places but they are increasingly happening in Western countries, including the United States, as radical Islam takes hold in Muslim communities.
The Telegraph (U.K.)
January 21, 2011
Afshan Azad, 21, who played Padma Patil, a classmate of the teenage wizard, in the blockbuster Hollywood films based on JK Rowling's children's books, feared for her life during the three-hour ordeal, Manchester Crown Court heard.
She was punched, dragged around by her hair and strangled by her brother Ashraf Azad, 28, who threatened to kill her after he caught her talking on the phone to her Hindu boyfriend on May 21 last year, the court was told.
During the row at the family home in Longsight, Manchester, which also involved her mother and father, she was branded a ''slag'' and a ''prostitute'' and told: ''Marry a Muslim or you die!''
The actress, who now lives in London, had pleaded for leniency from the court, begging the judge not to jail her older brother.
But Judge Roger Thomas QC sent him to prison for six months after he pleaded guilty to the assault.
As Rep. Peter King (R-NY), the new Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee prepares for hearings on radical Islam inside the U.S. I hope he will address this growing problem which seems to illustrate perfectly the problem of allowing Shariah Law to take a foothold in the U.S.