Little Green Footballs, for reasons (ahem) best known to themselves as this has nothing to do with the Middle East or with anything political, have posted an article about a five-year-old girl who was murdered by her abusive parents in Toronto for their goonish fans to foam at the mouth about. It is not the first time a young girl has been murdered by cruel relatives. A couple of years ago a little girl from the Ivory Coast, Victoria Climbie, was killed by her aunt after suffering years of terrible cruelty. I also heard about a young girl here in England whose resentful stepmother abused her for years, before kicking her in the stomach, killing her. The difference, of course, is that neither of these families were from a Muslim background. For the benefit of anyone who cares, Islam does not blame a child born out of wedlock for the misdeeds of their parents. It certainly does not allow people to kill a child or to be cruel to a child. If these people are found guilty they should certainly be punished; what they have done has nothing to do with Islam and is certainly no reflection Pakistanis, never mind other Muslims.
(For more info: http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/TorontoSun/News/2004/01/30/329618.html)
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