June 18, 2024

Dishonorable Parenting

First there came the sickening Chicago case of the Hindu man from India who set his daughter – who was pregnant, son-in-law, and the couple’s 3-year-old toddler. 

Why did Subhash Chander burn his three close relatives to death while they slept? 

The India native told police he disliked his son-in-law because he belonged to a lower caste and had married his daughter without his consent

Right, the old “A bunch of people I don’t know made up some rules that I don’t understand but I had to kill them anyway” excuse.

As Michael said, I never get used to hearing that kind of bulls**t.  And not for lack of opportunity to numb myself. 

After all, it’s only been 3 weeks since I wrote about Asqa Parvez, a 16-year-old murdered by her own father because she would no longer wear the hijab, the symbol of Muslim women’s enslavement.

Now, just hours ago, Lewisville, Texas police cleared the home of Yaser Abbdel Said, a Egyptian man who allegedly executed his 17 and 17-year-old daughters because he did not approve of their Americanized lifestyle. 

“He was really strict about guy relationships and talking to guys, as well as the things she wears,” Kathleen Wong, a friend of the dead teenagers. “I’m definitely 100% sure that it was her dad that killed her.”

Wong says the girl’s father was verbally abusive and that Sarah, especially, lived in fear. “She’s always told me that she was always so scared of her dad,” says Wong. “Even at school if a teacher joked around like, ‘I’m gonna tell your parents about this’, she would like totally flip out and start crying like, ‘please don’t tell’.”

I realize in this day and age educated westerners are supposed to believe that morality is only applicable relative to the cultural settings in which it is birthed and that as an American it’s not appropriate for me to judge the actions of others according to my own liberal, western values.

That is, of course, utter manure.

A man who murders his own children in cold blood is a monster.  The values that prompt such a mad act are twisted beyond redemption.  The societies that engender such values in its men are perverse to the point of infamy.

No amount of cultural relativism or anthropological obfuscation can disguise the pure evil that maims the minds of gullible men who are obviously incapable of thinking rationally about anything of consequence.

For some reason, whenever I read about situation like these I am reminded of “Rebel Without a Cause” and the scene in which Judy, played by a young, beautiful Natalie Wood, attempts to steal a kiss from her father, only to be rejected by the man who had loved her as a child and is now at once confused and disgusted by her undeniable sexuality.

In this light the macabre rapes and killings carried out by ignorant, culturally brainwashed fathers, uncles, brothers, and cousins do make a sickening sort of something similar to sense.

The acts are still disgusting, however – by any definition of the word – and have the exact opposite meaning the hateful perpetrators of rape and murder hope to achieve. 

These men dishonor themselves, completely.


Marc is a software developer, writer, and part-time political know-it-all who currently resides in Texas in the good ol' U.S.A.

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2 thoughts on “Dishonorable Parenting

  1. Yes, thanks for bringing Rohina’s case back to my attention.

    I remember this case well because it happened in my hometown. Realizing that this sort of mindless, barbarous behavior could occur here was a shock.

    The idea that a parent would murder a beautiful adult daughter because she dared to live her life is so repugnant as to nearly be beyond words.

    Truthfully, I can’t seem to conceptualize the Islamic value system that not only condones but demands this heinous response.

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