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August 28, 2012


When I read Zara’s story I was in huge shock.  If you're a man, clean your shame. If you're a man, kill your daughter. Those are words her husband told her father because his wife dishonored her family.

            She married her husband because of love. After they got married they both moved to Great Britain with their two sons. They moved to Great Britain to get work. Her husband started to drink and became really violent. This can happen to every woman out there. Everything can turn upside down when the nearest person destroy themselves and your family by their behavior.
            She experienced everything a woman doesn’t want to experience. She was raped, mentally abused and was afraid of her husband.
        Then she finally decided to tell her husband that she wants a divorce because she didn't want to cheat on him. He agreed and they went back to their homeland in Middle East. That was a huge mistake.
         Her mother in law insulted her by saying she’s prostitute. She said that her son’s a doctor and how could she cheat on him?

            Although she’s living in the UK right now, she’s still afraid of being killed by her uncles or cousins. Zara says she does not hate her husband or her own relatives, even though she still fears they may kill her for bringing shame on the family. She sees them all as victims -- like her -- of a brutal, unrelenting tradition, one that leading Muslim thinkers insist has no place in Islam.
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This may not be the biggest news in the world right now, but we must speak about those kinds of news or stories. Like I said earlier this can happen to every woman in the entire world. 

                                                                                  Interviw with Zara


  1. I agree with you there. It is an intriguing story about how strong religion is and how difficult it is to live in a modern society when the family member believe so strongly. Modern ideals are not well combined with old traditions like this. When a husband becomes violent no women should be forced to stay with him.

  2. Really sad story and right not i am feeling very upset.In my opinion zara is not responsible in this situations.