Muslim mother attempts honor killing

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‘It’s for your good. Let me finish’: Afghan-Canadian mother told police she stabbed her daughter with a kitchen knife

National Post: For months, Bahar Ebrahimi had been rebelling against her parents, complaining their Afghan culture and Muslim religion were suffocating her. “I want to enjoy my life. I want to feel what the other ones feel,” she told them, according to her mother’s statement to police.

It was June, 2010, Grand Prix weekend in downtown Montreal, and on two straight nights the 19-year-old stayed out past dawn against her parents’ wishes.

For her mother, Johra Kaleki, the behaviour confirmed that all her efforts to steer her eldest daughter on the right path had failed. “I felt like she would never be fixed,” she told Sgt.-Det. Alexandre Bertrand in an interrogation video played Wednesday in Quebec Court.

As her crying husband spoke to Bahar in the basement of their Dorval home, Ms. Kaleki went upstairs and grabbed a large knife from the kitchen counter, the one she used to chop meat, she recounted. “I said, ‘This is the time.’ ”

She hid the knife under her T-shirt, returned to the basement, and told her husband the problem would best be resolved between mother and daughter. “Just leave us alone for five minutes,” she said she told him. “Don’t come until I call you.”

He left and she cuddled her first-born and told her to lie on her stomach so she could give her a back massage. “Then I stab her, stab her neck,” she confessed. “She said, ‘No Mom!’ I said, ‘It’s for your good. Let me finish.’ ”

Earlier in the interrogation, Sgt.-Det. Bertrand has asked whether the knife blade was sharp. “No, it wasn’t,” she replied. “I wish it was. I wanted to give her the peace that she needed.”

Bahar survived the attack, suffering serious knife wounds to her head and shoulder. Ms. Kaleki, 40, is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and illegal use of a weapon.

Her husband, alerted by Bahar’s screams, rushed downstairs and grabbed the knife from Ms. Kaleki, the court heard. “I said to my husband, let me finish her.” She tried to choke her daughter, she said, and after Bahar escaped, she chased her upstairs and tried to break down the locked door to the bedroom where she was calling 911.

She was arrested, and after being treated in hospital for a knife wound on her own arm, she told her story to Sgt.-Det. Bertrand.

The first night Bahar stayed out late, informing her parents she was downtown enjoying a concert, they went to the local police station to file a report, Ms. Kaleki said. The officer told them there was nothing that could be done. “He said, ‘She’s safe. Don’t worry. She’s a teenager.’ ”

But the idea of a rebellious teenage girl was foreign to her parents. They expected Bahar to be home by 11 p.m. and not to smoke, drink or have boyfriends.

After the second night, when Bahar said she had spent much of the evening walking along St. Laurent Blvd., Ms. Kaleki was horrified. “I asked her, ‘Are you a prostitute? Are you a whore?’ ” she said.

A few months earlier, when Ms. Kaleki discovered Bahar was being harassed by an ex-boyfriend, she blamed her daughter. After speaking to the boy once on the phone, Ms. Kaleki decided he sounded like “a very good Muslim guy” and told Bahar he would make a good husband. “Probably you’ve done something to drive him crazy,” she told her. “I know you. You’re my daughter.” Bahar refused the idea of marriage, calling the boy a “psycho.”

Toward the end of the four-hour interview, the detective asked Ms. Kaleki whether she had anything to add. “I hope she gets well,” she said referring to her daughter. But she did not want her to emerge unscarred.

“She live with that wound,” she continued, pointing to her neck, “she remembers me.” The experience “will make her strong and give her wisdom. . . . It means she will give up her ways of living.”

The hearing this week before Judge Yves Paradis is to determine whether the video and other statements made by Ms. Kaleki can be entered into evidence during the trial, which is scheduled to begin in January. Ms. Kaleki’s defence lawyer has said she will argue that Ms. Kaleki did not have the “operating mind” necessary to consent to the interrogation. The hearing continues Thursday.

Thank God Bahar survived.  This “religion of peace” is surely the real war on women.


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0 responses to “Muslim mother attempts honor killing

  1. So, the defense attorney is going to claim Islam is a mental disorder?

  2. How sickly bizzare!!!

  3. Lock up that mother and throw away the key. “It’s for your good!”

  4. I hope they fry her a$$!

    • Cat Stevens said the Fatwah Ayatollah Khomeini issued against Salman Rushdie for writing “The Satanic Verses”, including a million dollar price on his head (That has had him living under fear of his life for 24 years) was justified and a good thing. Everything and every person that slimy religion/disease touches it poisons.

  5. It’s really sick when fellow females try to keep each other under the Islamic thumb, (or knife)!

  6. winstonsmith6079

    I hope “she remembers me.” … as the “religious” zealot who tried to murder her!

  7. I have always said Islam is a mental disorder, and we see evidence of it every day.


  8. Unfortunately, not a story from The Onion.

  9. “Islam is not a religion of peace”
    Wake up, neither is Christianity or Judaism. And the latter gets a lot of leeway because of the Holocaust, which, it shouldn’t. Hatred and murder are not a solution to anything, still, but because someone was persecuted, it doesn’t mean that they have a right to say anything without us replying back (in a respectful and civilized manner, of course).

    • Islam is a barbaric political method that allows century old methods to be practiced. It doesn’t belong in a civilized world.

      Last time I checked, other religions don’t allow Sharia Law, which endorses these animals to kill their own.

    • Hey, Alex,

      I don’t recall seeing/reading/hearing anywhere that Christians or Jews are stoning, beheading, crucifying people, or cutting off young girls’ clitoris, or torturing and killing one of our ambassadors. But then I see that you’re in Montreal, Canada, so what do you care about U.S. ambassadors? [snark]

    • Funny, as I don’t recall that it was Christians or Jews who tried to get Mark Steyn tossed into the slammer – in your very own country.

      Political correctness is not only a mental disorder, it is a suicide pact among dumbass ignoranuses.

      And no, I did not misspell or typo ignoramuses.


  10. Vote for obama again and he will take us there quickly~ He is a muslim and said in a speech he will will support them first!

  11. Islam is true but only people did not follow the lessons.

    • You’re either a fool or you’re doing taqiyya disinformation.

      Jihad quotes from the Quran:
      Sura 9:29– “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”
      Sura 9:5– “Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.”


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