A New York man has been charged with conspiring to commit the ‘honor killings’ of a family in Pakistan, the Department of Justice announced today.
Mohammad Ajmal Choudhry, of Brooklyn, was plotting to murder the family members of a man he believed had helped his daughter escape from Pakistan to America, U.S. authorities claim.
Choudhry, 60, was arraigned today on charges he conspired to murder in a foreign country, transmitted threats via interstate communications and committed visa fraud.
His next scheduled court appearance is Thursday in Brooklyn.
According to federal prosecutors, Choudhry’s daughter, Amina Ajmal, was held against her will in Pakistan for more than three years by relatives at her father’s orders.
During her captivity, Ajmal, an American citizen, was forced into an arranged marriage with a Pakistani national for the purpose of obtaining a U.S. visa for that individual, authorities said.
Read the rest here. (h/t to Atlas Shrugs)
If the father killed his daughter in Pakistan, the sharia legal system would not automatically punish him.
From the universally accepted Islamic sharia legal text, The Reliance of the Traveller
“retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2)