Muslim father beats daughter for dating a white Watch
although beating with a baseball bat (was it?) is a bit excessive.
and yeah it might not be but people also have to realise that times are changing. We can only stick to traditions for so long before they don't apply to everyday life anymore.
People have to remember that culture and religion are different yet are often mixed up. In this case, by the father. His second sentence is actually representative of the whole problem: I'm going to kill you before the community find out.
Sexual relationships pre-marriage aren't allowed in Islam, that's true. So, that doesn't make a girl a good muslim. That said, the father isn't one either for wanting to kill her and beating her up.
In these type of backgrounds, I can't emphasise how important the sense of community is. What the community think of a person is sadly one of the most important, if not the important, drive between the actions of people from this type of background.
We hear about people in India or other places being stoned to death in rural villages or raped because they tried to run away with someone or something. It's because of the community's view that the person is no good/whore etc and as a result the family feels shame/embarrassment.
Most people that do this type of beating and think like this are often from a working class/rural background without much education. Actually, in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan etc, the difference between the wealthy and the poor is absolutely huge. Here, we expect the poor to have a tv and a council flat at least. There, the poor have maybe straw huts at best or are beggars on the streets while the rich live in huge mansions with guards and servants and have gone to international schools and can speak better English than even some of us.
Even a middle class family will live in the city, have a tv, some servants and the kids will go to university.
Not all cultures are equal. Those here in this country that say they are, are selling themselves short.
Some cultures are dreadful.
Its no coincidence that this is the same patriachal culture that tells women to cover themselves from head to toe for " their own " benefit.
Yeah you have to ask her dads premission but as a girl I hate that, because it shows that the guy isn't thinking about my happiness... Which makes me sad.
culture is equally bad, I come from a Sikh family so i'm Indian.