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Pakistani social media queen strangled by brother in honor-killing over raunchy photos


Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. 84 percent of honor killings in the United States were done by Muslims.

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Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch ‘strangled by her brother for posting raunchy clips and photos’

  • Qandeel Baloch, 26, was found dead near city of Multan on Friday night 
  • She rose to fame for posting controversially raunchy videos and photos 
  • Brother Waseem allegedly told her to stop sharing provocative images
  • Police chiefs suspect him of the killing and said he is now on the run

 

A Pakistani social media celebrity whose raunchy selfies sparked outrage in the Muslim country has allegedly been strangled by her brother in an ‘honour killing’.

Qandeel Baloch, 26, who was condemned by conservatives, was found dead near the city of Multan where she was visiting her parents during Eid on Friday, police chiefs said.

Police suspect Miss Baloch’s brother Waseem of killing the model and said he is on the run. He had allegedly been threatening her to stop posting photos and videos on Facebook.

Qandeel Baloch, 26, whose raunchy videos (pictured) sparked outrage in the Muslim country has been strangled by her brother in an 'honour killing'
The model and singer regularly shared videos that saw her dancing in minimal clothing

Qandeel Baloch, 26, whose raunchy videos (pictured) sparked outrage in the Muslim country has allegedly been strangled by her brother Waseem in an ‘honour killing’.
Qandeel Baloch, 26, who was condemned by conservatives, was found dead near the city of Multan where she was visiting her parents during Eid on Friday, police chiefs said

Qandeel Baloch, 26, who was condemned by conservatives, was found dead near the city of Multan where she was visiting her parents during Eid on Friday, police chiefs said.

‘Qandeel Baloch has been killed, she was strangled to death by her brother. Apparently it was an incident of honour killing,’ Sultan Azam, senior police officer in Multan, said.

Miss Baloch had travelled with her family from the southern port city of Karachi to Muzzafarabad village in central Punjab province for the recent Eid holiday.

‘The brother was also there last night and the family told us that he strangled her to death,’ Azhar Akram, another senior police official in Multan told AFP.

Up to 100 officers were gathered outside her family’s home in Muzzafarabad, preventing neighbours from gathering. Five ambulances were also parked nearby.

The model shared hundreds of videos of her dancing in minimal clothing with her 123,000 Instagram followers.

Hundreds of women are murdered for ‘honour’ every year in Pakistan. The killers overwhelmingly walk free because of a law that allows the family of the victim to forgive the murderer – who is often also a relative.

The model's brother Waseem had allegedly been threatening her to stop posting photos and videos on Facebook and is now on the run

The model’s brother Waseem had allegedly been threatening her to stop posting photos and videos on Facebook and is now on the run

Miss Baloch had travelled with her family from the southern port city of Karachi to Muzzafarabad village in central Punjab province for the recent Eid holiday

Miss Baloch had travelled with her family from the southern port city of Karachi to Muzzafarabad village in central Punjab province for the recent Eid holiday.

News of the murder was trending on social media in Pakistan, with liberal users calling for action, but some conservatives – including users identified as women – condemning Baloch’s relentless self-promotion.

In one typical comment, Twitter user @JiaAli wrote: ‘Someone had to do it. She was a disgrace.’

But Facebook user Zaair Hussain said: ‘RIP Qandeel Baloch. You made us laugh, and you made us applaud… I think history will remember you as a provocateur, a living exhibit, a larger than life role – just as you would want to be remembered.’

Sharmilla Faruqi wrote on Twitter: ‘She didn’t conform to the norm, outspoken and unapologetic, silenced forever. Shocked and saddened at #Qandeel Baloch’s murder’.

Up to 100 officers were gathered outside her family's home in Muzzafarabad, preventing neighbours from gathering. Five ambulances were also parked nearby

Up to 100 officers were gathered outside her family’s home in Muzzafarabad, preventing neighbours from gathering. Five ambulances were also parked nearby



Miss Baloch shot to fame in Pakistan in 2014 after a video of her pouting at the camera and asking ‘How em looking?’ went viral.

Her defiance of tradition and defence of liberal views won her many admirers among Pakistan’s overwhelmingly young population.

But in a country where women have fought for rights for decades, and acid attacks and honour killings remain commonplace, she was also reviled by many and frequently subject to misogynist abuse online.

Miss Baloch provoked controversy last month after posing for selfies with a high-profile cleric Mufti Abdul Qavi, who was sternly rebuked by the country’s religious affairs ministry.

The pictures showed Baloch wearing her traditional lamb’s wool cap as she posed next to the cleric. Qavi later said Baloch had asked him for a meeting and they met in a hotel.

On Valentine’s Day, she donned a plunging scarlet dress and posted a video message defying the country’s president, who had issued a stern warning against the ‘Western’ celebration. The post garnered more than 70,000 ‘likes’.

‘People are going crazy – especially girls. I get so many calls where they tell me I’m their inspiration and they want to be like me,’ she told AFP at the time.

Miss Baloch shot to fame in Pakistan in 2014 after a video of her pouting at the camera and asking 'How em looking?' went viral

Miss Baloch shot to fame in Pakistan in 2014 after a video of her pouting at the camera and asking ‘How em looking?’ went viral

Last month, Miss Baloch hit headlines when she posted selfies with the Muslim cleric Mufti Abdul Qavi

Last month, Miss Baloch hit headlines when she posted selfies with the Muslim cleric Mufti Abdul Qavi

Her defiance of tradition and defence of liberal views won her many admirers among Pakistan's overwhelmingly young population

Her defiance of tradition and defence of liberal views won her many admirers among Pakistan’s overwhelmingly young population.

She had reportedly spoken of leaving the country after Eid out of fear for her safety.

Filmmaker Sharmeemn Obaid-Chinoy, whose documentary on honour killings won an Oscar earlier this year, slammed Baloch’s murder as symptomatic of an ‘epidemic’ of violence against women in Pakistan.

Mr Obaid-Chinoy said the murder would make women feel less safe.

‘There is not a single day where you don’t pick up a paper and see a woman hasn’t been killed,’ the maker of ‘A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness’ told AFP.

‘What is frightening is this is an epidemic… I really feel that no woman is safe in this country, until we start making examples of people, until we start sending men who kill women to jail.’

Obaid-Chinoy’s film was hailed by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who in February vowed to push through anti-honour killing legislation.

No action has been taken since then, despite a fresh wave of attacks on women recently that has been roundly condemned by activists.

 

 

3 thoughts on “Pakistani social media queen strangled by brother in honor-killing over raunchy photos

  1. Any woman who can see any possible chance of getting out 0f countries like Pakistan should do so.The barbaric practice of a male family member being permitted to murder his child, sister or daughter for wearing articles of clothing which HE disapproves of is sickening , The killer should he locked up for life or eve executed — the way he executed his female family member.
    To be a female in a uncivilised or primitive MUSLIM designated society is usually applied as generalization based on a popular stereotype; Barbarians can be any member of a nation judged by many to act as in a figurative usage, a “barbarian” may also be an individual reference to a brutal, cruel, warlike, insensitive person. Any English speaking dictionary will tell you more or less the same & primarily mention the Muslim ideology. But we, in the Western world are well aware of Islam’s evil. We have already suffered the loss of good people to the madness that is Islam. Madness it is !!
    It could only fester and spill over in uncivilized countries which are ruled emphatically by the vicious evil that is Islam.
    These people, so used to being told how to conduct their ‘religious ‘ behaviour do so without question To a young man it means all those luscious young virgins who are the prize. Now THAT in itself should fully explain the obsession Muslims have with sex. No, I do not mean the sex as we know it, i.e within a loving tender relationship. No simply no them , just an animal like act before, during & after entirely animalistic as these men carry on until they sight yet another poor woman, who to them is simply outlet for their despicable, demeaning lust. THAT and POWER is what Islam is all about. Within Islam there are three priorities : Killing of the ‘kafir,’power & sex
    Their ‘dirty old man’ to whom they have accorded the word prophet, a filthy paedophile a raper of young children and young women . YET billions follow his desperately sick, deluded rantings. How I wonder, would we as Christians feel about a Christ who lived the life as did Mohammed whilst on this earth?
    Somehow I seriously doubt he would be the revered one he is today.

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  2. They have problems with the idea that a woman’s body and her life belong to her. Now somebody explain to me why WE get the libbers and THEY are the darlings of western women?

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