For a bunch of primitive morons like Abdel-Qader Ali, so they can kill their daughters, that's what.
For Abdel-Qader Ali there is only one regret: that he did not kill his daughter at birth. 'If I had realised then what she would become, I would have killed her the instant her mother delivered her,' he said with no trace of remorse.
Two weeks after The Observer revealed the shocking story of Rand Abdel-Qader, 17, murdered because of her infatuation with a British solider in Basra, southern Iraq, her father is defiant. Sitting in the front garden of his well-kept home in the city's Al-Fursi district, he remains a free man, despite having stamped on, suffocated and then stabbed his student daughter to death.
Abdel-Qader, 46, a government employee, was initially arrested but released after two hours. Astonishingly, he said, police congratulated him on what he had done. 'They are men and know what honour is,' he said.
And you ask me why I don't give a damn, about the war in Iraq or Afghanistan?
Cause it's five, six, seven, open up the pearly gates, ain't no time to wonder why, fucking hell they're all gonna die.
Wasn't there some other reason for these stupid wars? I forget. WMD's, freedom, democracy, national security? Ha ha.
Cheap oil? No, although a lot of people believed it, we're not fighting for that. When you follow the money, expensive oil is a more rational explanation. Mass murder? Just an unfortunate side effect of our government's quest for expensive oil.
But hey, pay no attention to that pile of corpses in the corner. Mr. Ali is just exercising his democratic right to kill his children. It's a good thing. And anyway, your government check should arrive any day now. If you truly love freedom, go out and buy some gas.