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SUNSET ON THE RIDEAU
Steyn On Line ^ | 26 Oct 2011 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 10/26/2011 9:49:57 PM PDT by Fred Nerks

I wrote about the murders of Zainab, Sahar and Geeti Shafia and their father's first wife Rona over two years ago, when their bodies were found in the Rideau Canal in Kingson, Ontario:

Three or so weeks back, a submerged car was found in the Rideau Canal in Kingston, Ont., containing the bodies of three teenage girls and their aunt — a story initially reported as Mysterious Death Of 4 Quebecers Baffles Kingston Police. When it emerged that the four female Quebecers were, in fact, Muslim, the tearful parents offered up a strange tale of an impromptu midnight driving lesson gone tragically wrong (Driving Lesson May Have Led To Drowning).

La Presse is now reporting that the girls' father, mother, and brother have been arrested en route to Montreal Airport, and that the deceased "aunt" or (alternatively) "cousin" was, in fact, the girls' father's first wife. The words "crime d'honneur" are beginning to creep into newspaper accounts.

Not over at The Atlantic Monthly, where a certain snippy dweeb whose name is too boring to type thought Phyllis Chesler and I were getting too worked up over North American "honour killings".

The girls' father, mother and brother are all now on trial for their murder, and we're a long way from "midnight driving lessons" gone "tragically wrong":

Later in July, detectives placed a bug in the family minivan, and were soon listening to conversations where Mr. Shafia called his daughters whores and exhorted the devil to "s— on their graves."

That telling detail is from Christie Blatchford's fine trial coverage, and it gets to the heart of why "honour killing" is too disturbing for the multiculti diversity-celebrating relativists even to acknowledge.

(Excerpt) Read more at steynonline.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: canada; culturewars; drivinglessons; geetishafia; hamedshafia; honorkillings; honourkillings; mohammedshafia; multiculturalism; murder; ontario; politicalcorrectness; quebec; saharshafia; shafia; toobamohammadyahya; zainabshafia

Later in July, detectives placed a bug in the family minivan, and were soon listening to conversations where Mr. Shafia called his daughters whores and exhorted the devil to "s— on their graves."

1 posted on 10/26/2011 9:49:58 PM PDT by Fred Nerks
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To: LucyT

KINGSTON, Ont. — The woman accused in the honour killing of her three teenage daughters and her rival co-wife won’t have to be in court when prosecutors play a police video that shows the quartet’s watery grave in the Rideau Canal.

As the short clip was about to be played in Ontario Superior Court here Monday, David Crowe, lawyer for Tooba Mohammad Yahya, rose to tell Judge Robert Maranger and a jury that the video “may raise some issues of emotional trauma for my client.”

Ms. Yahya, 41, had also got to her feet in apparent protest in the prisoner’s box she shares with husband Mohammad Shafia and their son, Hamed Mohammad Shafia.

SOURCE LINK

2 posted on 10/26/2011 9:59:13 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: JLS

Ping!


3 posted on 10/26/2011 10:02:54 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Fred Nerks
I used to go fishing on the Rideau River. Great waters for bass, muskie, northern, brown. Don't want them polluted with raghead refuse. C'mon Canucks keep Canada clean!
4 posted on 10/26/2011 10:11:13 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Slings and Arrows
Sisters, Zainab, 19, Sahar, 17, and 13-year-old Geeti Shafia, were discovered with their polygamist father's first wife, Rona Amir Mohammad, 50, in the car in the Rideau Canal in June 2009.

The girls' parents, Mohammad Shafia, 58, and Tooba Mohammad Yahya, 41, and their son Hamed Mohammad Shafia, 20, are charged with first-degree murder in the deaths.

The Crown alleges they staged the crash scene to make it look like an accident after being outraged at the "treachery" of the girls for daring to have boyfriends.

On Tuesday, jurors saw for themselves how the bodies looked suspended in water as police video footage was played.

The Crown's theory of the car's path is that it would have had to travel past a locked gate, over a concrete curb and a rocky outcrop and then make two U-turns to end up in the locks of the canal.

SOURCE LINK

5 posted on 10/26/2011 10:16:47 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Clockwise from top left: 53-year-old Rona Amir Mohammad, Zainab Shafia, 19, Sahar Shafia, 17, and Geeti Shafia, 13.

Kingston police photo and an exhibit at trial: A photo taken July 1, 2009 in the driveway of the Shafia home, showing damage to the front end of the family's LexusPhotograph by: Kingston Police photo

6 posted on 10/26/2011 10:35:24 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Fred Nerks; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; ...
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SUNSET ON THE RIDEAU

"...why "honour killing" is too disturbing for the multiculti diversity-celebrating relativists even to acknowledge.

Article, then check out follow-up in # 1 through # 6.

Sickening. Thanks, Fred Nerks.

7 posted on 10/26/2011 11:26:43 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT; Fred Nerks

It’s coming, it’s coming. My tagline. It’s either them or us.


8 posted on 10/26/2011 11:44:19 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

I don’t think I’d call murder victims “raghead refuse.” Now, their murderous relatives are another matter.


9 posted on 10/27/2011 12:23:47 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Agreed, these poor girls were murder victims, unable to choose the circumstances of their birth.

But the muslims who committed this unspeakable act are BLOODY SAVAGES!!


10 posted on 10/27/2011 3:39:21 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: Fred Nerks
their father's first wife

That's where it all goes wrong. They think women are the devil's spawn, yet they want and demand 3, 4, 20 of them. Who's the devil, now? Then comes the question, since there are approximately 1 boy birth to every girl birth then what do the guys without a half dozen wives supposed to have? Is it any wonder these freaks with pent up testosterone are always so angry and cause terrorism at every turn which also explains their clean hand vs. dirty hand. One would think those with the wives and daughters would be going neener-neener to those without and would honor females by putting them on pedestals but instead they are ones blamed for the men's arousals. They crave what is forbidden and then lash out for their own weaknesses. Viscious circle. Sick, sick culture.

11 posted on 10/27/2011 5:03:10 AM PDT by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Fred Nerks
her rival co-wife won’t have to be in court when prosecutors play a police video that shows the quartet’s watery grave in the Rideau Canal.
As the short clip was about to be played in Ontario Superior Court here Monday, David Crowe, lawyer for Tooba Mohammad Yahya, rose to tell Judge Robert Maranger and a jury that the video “may raise some issues of emotional trauma for my client.”

They may be Muslim, but they sure know the definition of chutzpah!

12 posted on 10/27/2011 8:06:12 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: bgill; SuziQ

http://vladtepesblog.com/?p=39261

Though Mr. Shafia and Hamid may have appeared the picture of successful and Westernized men – the father was wealthy, owned a shopping mall in Laval and had contracted to build an upscale home, and the family had lived in Pakistan, Australia and Dubai – behind closed doors, they might as well have been back in Afghanistan.

The oldest son Hamid was the head of the household when Mr. Shafia was away. He had a driver’s licence and his own cell phone, used his father’s silver Lexus, and helped him in business.

The daughters, meanwhile, had phones registered to either father or son, and Zainab was kept out of school for a full year after the family discovered she had a boyfriend.

It was her running away, in the spring of 2009, to a women’s shelter which sparked the family’s downward spiral, Ms. Lacelle told the jurors.

But Sahar, too, was rebelling. She had a boyfriend. She loved makeup and clothes, like her big sister. She wanted to be a gynecologist, and was moved by the plight of her native sisters in Afghanistan.

Once, miserable at facing the prospect of having to wear a hijab, she tried to kill herself. According to Rona Mohammad’s diary, Ms. Yahya snapped, “She can go to hell; let her kill herself.”


13 posted on 10/27/2011 2:20:30 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping Slings and Arrows.


14 posted on 10/29/2011 9:04:12 AM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: Fred Nerks
Two interesting quotes:

"It's hard to see what Canada has to gain from admitting significant numbers of people from the culture that spawned the Shafias." And "they come and settle into a culture that asks nothing of them."

The second would seem to be an influence on the first. That is, no one asks before they are let in if they are bringing anything worth having.

But Canada at leasts asks that they meet some minimum requirements to be let in. Here in the U.S., we don't even ask immigrants to nod to a border guard on the way in. Just show up.

In both cases, we see standards in free fall. The only tiny sign of hope here is that the Canadians are actually having a murder trial.

15 posted on 10/29/2011 9:28:23 AM PDT by irv (Live Tea or die!)
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To: Fred Nerks
Chilling.

Absolutely chilling.

We are imporing our own killers from these Sharia countries.

16 posted on 10/29/2011 9:34:33 AM PDT by Gritty (Local Russians shouldn't compare our Democrat Party with communism.ItÂ’s absurd-D Savino (D-NYSenate)
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To: Fred Nerks

Radical islam is an insane murder cult; moderate islam is its trojan horse in the west.


17 posted on 10/29/2011 11:47:09 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: irv

Native Quebecois are reproducing themselves with the same rate as Europeans, - way below replacement rate - so in order to keep up the census for the province, immigration has become a huge issue. Central Americans do not seem to find the climate congenial, so Quebec is welcoming anyone who will settle there - practically no questions asked.

Not a very good plan for the long term health, safety and prosperity of the country.


18 posted on 10/29/2011 2:15:04 PM PDT by maica ( Beat Obama with a Cain.)
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To: Fred Nerks

I wonder how much of the Shafia wealth is just recycled from money poured into Afghanistan from the USA since 2001?


19 posted on 10/29/2011 2:19:53 PM PDT by maica ( Beat Obama with a Cain.)
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To: maica; irv
Looks like for 15 years they lived elsewhere...Pakistan, Australia and Dubai.

Though the family – Mr. Shafia, two wives and a total of seven children – left Afghanistan in 1992, they didn’t emigrate to Canada until June of 2007, with Rona Mohammad following six months later on a visitor’s visa.

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Though Mr. Shafia and Hamid may have appeared the picture of successful and Westernized men – the father was wealthy, owned a shopping mall in Laval and had contracted to build an upscale home, and the family had lived in Pakistan, Australia and Dubai – behind closed doors, they might as well have been back in Afghanistan.


20 posted on 10/29/2011 3:11:25 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Fred Nerks
..., the Shafias did find certain uses for modernity: In planning the killing of his sisters, Hamed used a Google search - "where to commit a murder".

Yeah, that sounds bright.

21 posted on 10/29/2011 5:03:29 PM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: Fred Nerks; Clive

Shafias all found guilty of first-degree murder

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/shafias-all-found-guilty-of-first-degree-murder/article2318731/


22 posted on 01/29/2012 12:20:15 PM PST by fanfan (This is not my Father's Canada. http://www.ontariolandowners.ca/)
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To: fanfan
...The defendants face an automatic penalty of life imprisonment with no chance of parole for at least 25 years.

In a rat-infested dungeon on a bread and water diet would be nice...but thanks for the good news.

23 posted on 01/29/2012 12:48:00 PM PST by Fred Nerks (AT YOUR OWN PERIL - FAIR DINKUM!)
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Thanks for the ping, fanfan.


24 posted on 01/29/2012 2:13:28 PM PST by Clive
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To: Fred Nerks
LOL, even the rats shouldn't have to tolerate the Shafias.
25 posted on 01/29/2012 2:19:02 PM PST by fanfan (This is not my Father's Canada. http://www.ontariolandowners.ca/)
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To: Clive

You’re very welcome Clive.

Satisfying news.


26 posted on 01/29/2012 2:49:31 PM PST by fanfan (This is not my Father's Canada. http://www.ontariolandowners.ca/)
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