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In a brand new case of attempted “Honor Killing, the brother of Afshan Azad, a 22 year British Muslim who has appeared in four Harry Potter films as Padma Patil, a classmate of the boy wizard, copped a plea to assaulting the young woman.  Afshan was dating a Hindu man, against the wishes of her zealot father.Azad was beaten, called a ‘slag’ (whore)  and threatened with death after meeting this young Hindu man, a relationship which brought anger from her father, Abul Azad, 53, and brother, Ashraf, 28, Manchester Crown Court heard. The frightened star, who has featured in four of the popular films, later fled through her bedroom window after threats were made to kill her. She is believed to be in hiding, staying with friends in London


Both her father and brother were charged with making threats to kill her and her brother was also charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm on his sister.

As the trial was to begin today charges of threatening to kill were dropped and her brother Ashraf plead guilty to the assault charges.

‘The prosecution allegation in essence is she was the victim of a wholly unnecessary and unpleasant assault by her brother.The reason for the assault, apparently her association with a Hindu young man, that apparently being disapproved of by her family who are Muslim. Specifically she spoke not only of assault but also threats to kill, made jointly by her father and brother.’

‘The father, having been awoken from his slumbers, with his son shouting: “Sort out your daughter! She’s a slag!”He continued to further assault her, in disputed Bengali, shouting, “Just kill her!”

‘The assault continued. There was a discussion where she was being called a prostitute.’Reading from the victim’s statement, Mr Vardon added: ‘My father began saying he would do it, a reference to kill her, as he did not want his sons to have her blood on their hands and he would do time for it. Then she began to feel very scared.

Judge Roger Thomas QC, told the father: ‘You leave this court without any findings of guilt against you. ‘Having said that, you are going to be bound over to keep the peace for the next 12 months. You must make sure you act peaceably. ‘You have got to be of good and peaceable behaviour towards your daughter.

The Religion of Peace treats women in a disgusting manner.  Woman’s rights are compromised by a section in the Quran, Sura 4:34, that has been interpreted to say that men have “pre-eminence” over women or that they are “overseers” of women. The verse goes on to say that the husband of an insubordinate wife should first admonish her, then leave her to sleep alone and finally beat her.  Beatings are not the worst of female suffering. Each year hundreds of Muslim women die in “honor killings”– murders by husbands or male relatives of women suspected of disobedience, usually a sexual indiscretion or marriage against the family’s wishes whether the charges were actually true or not.

The fact that Afshan Azad is still alive makes her a lucky woman. Lets pray her family never finds out where she is.

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