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3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Monday, 16 January 2017

Pakistani Mother Sentenced to Death for Burning Daughter Alive in 'Honor Killing'

It is pure insanity to think that you can restore honour to you family by murdering your daughter. Yet, in Pakistan this is what they believe. Why do they believe it? Because that is Sharia: 

“He who catches his wife, or one of his female un-lawfully committing adultery

with another, and he kills, wounds, or injures both of them, is excused and

benefits from an exemption from penalty.” Article 340 Jordanian Penal Code.

Marrying someone against your parents wishes is not adultery, but that doesn't slow down the honour killings in Pakistan.

Pakistani mother Perveen Bibi is in the custody of Pakistani police who allegedly burnt her 16-year old daughter Zeenat Rafique alive in Lahore. © Rana Sajid Hussain / Global Look Press via ZUMA Press

By Waqar Mustafa

LAHORE, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A court in Pakistan sentenced a mother to death on Monday for burning her daughter alive as punishment for marrying without the family's consent.

Parveen Bibi confessed before a special court in the city of Lahore to killing her daughter in June for what she said was "bringing shame to the family".

Police said 18-year-old Zeenat Rafiq married Hassan Khan and eloped to live with his family a week before she was killed.

The court sentenced Rafiq's brother Anees to life in prison after the evidence showed her mother and brother had first beaten her, before her mother threw kerosene on her and set her on fire.

After Rafiq's murder in a poor district of Lahore, none of her relatives sought to claim her body, police said, leaving her husband's family to bury her charred remains after dark in a graveyard near the city.

Zeenat Bibi's ashes

Violence against women is rampant in Pakistan, according to the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. Citing media reports, it said there were more than 1,100 "honor killings" in 2015.

Pakistan's parliament passed legislation against "honor killings" in October, three months after the murder of outspoken social media star Qandeel Baloch. Her brother was arrested in relation to her strangling death in July.

Perceived damage to a family's "honor" can involve eloping, fraternizing with men or other breaches of conservative values.

In most cases, the victim is a woman and the killer is a relative who escapes punishment by seeking forgiveness for the crime from family members.

Under the new law, relatives can forgive convicts in the case of a death sentence, but they would still have to face a mandatory life sentence.

Zeenat Bibi photo on husbands phone