Counterculture Con HQ

July 2, 2010

‘Harry Potter’ Star a Victim of “Honor” Killing Attempt

Victim: Afshan Azad

Don’t judge them, it’s their frikin culture.

‘Harry Potter’ actress Afshan Azad’s father and brother have been charged with attempting to kill her in their Manchester home, according to the BBC.

Afshan, 22, plays Padma Patil, a classmate to Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the ‘Harry Potter’ films. Her father, Abdul Azad, 54, and brother Ashraf, 28, appeared in court Tuesday for threatening to kill her. Ashraf is also charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm against his sister. The case was adjourned until July 12.

The attack reportedly happened May 21. Afshan had never acted before the ‘Harry Potter’ films.


At no point in this article, or any other, will they mention that this was an “honor” crime.  That’s not how the media rolls.   And take note of the comments section in the source article– it’s not cultural Islam that’s the problem, it’s “religion” in general.  How’s that for nuance?  Unless, that is, they can pin it directly on Christians– then the problem is Christianity specifically.


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