HONOR IN ISLAM…honor killings, honor mutilations, honor gougings

A Bangladeshi college professor’s husband allegedly gouged her eyes out when he suspected her of cheating.

The Daily Beast  Rumana Monzur, 33, became an assistant professor at Dhaka University in the country’s capital, and a year ago set out to earn a master’s degree in political science as a Fulbright scholar at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. This past May, missing her husband and 5-year-old daughter, she returned to Dhaka to write her dissertation. Little did she know her world would soon turn dark, quite literally.

A Muslim, she completed her late-afternoon prayer, and returned to the computer, her daughter drawing on the bed nearby.  Monzur’s husband, Syeed Hasan Sumon, came in and she showed him her Facebook page of photos from her life in Canada, doing yoga and ice skating with friends after which he flew into a rage, accusing her of an affair with an Iranian student in Canada.

Sumon pulled his wife’s hair, throwing her to the bed and pinning her arms down with his legs, she says. Then, in an account that is bone-chilling, she says her husband pressed his fingers into her eyes, gouging them out. According to Monzur, he gnawed at her cheek, lips, and nose, biting off bits of flesh, blood spilling throughout the room as Monzur flailed. Her daughter, Anusheh, stood in a corner of the room, screaming, as two household servants struggled to open the locked door. A neighbor took her to the hospital, where her parents soon arrived. The diagnosis: blindness. “I lost my eyes,” says Monzur. “I don’t want anyone to suffer like I am suffering. It is horrible.”

Rumana Monzur is now unable to see her daughter Anoushe, who was in the room during the horrific attack by her father

Two days later, Bangladeshi police arrested Monzur’s husband, presenting him to the media handcuffed in jeans and a striped T shirt outside the police detectives’ headquarters. According to a Bangladesh online news story, headlined “Hassan Alleges Betrayal By Rumana,” the husband launched the type of smear campaign Monzur’s father had feared: “She had an affair with an Iranian male during her stay in Canada for her studies since August last year,” he told the press. He had deleted the Iranian man’s name from her Facebook friends, he said. “Finding the Iranian guy’s name deleted, she attacked me, and we had a scuffle,” he said. “I lost my glasses and since I don’t see well, she might have been hurt in the fight.”

A month after the attack, in her hospital room in Dhaka, Monzur’s voice trembled as she related details from her marriage. She says he started beating her a few days after they were married in 2001, with a respite for a few years when he was “good,” causing her to overlook his alleged abuse. Her father supported her leaving her husband. Her in-laws urged her to stay with him, until they returned from the U.S., family members say. The night of the attack, she said, “he pulled my hair and pressed me against the bed and grabbed my neck. He put his fingers into my eyes. He threatened me when he left that he would not let me live. He will kill me no matter where I go.”

“In Canada I learned how to dream,” Romana Monzur told The Globe and Mail in an interview. She says she hopes to regain her sight to finish her studies and take care of her daughter.

But, in the way that this story was handled differently than many, this wasn’t just another headline about an attempted “honor killing” by a disgraced Muslim man. This time, the local and diaspora Bangladeshi community challenged the justification of violence. When a reporter asked Monzur at a second press conference about the allegations of an affair, Bangladeshi colleagues of Monzur, including her former professor, Mohsin, shouted, “Shame! Shame!” to quiet the spurious claims. “We have to change the very concept of what is ‘good’ and what is ‘bad’ in our societies,” says Mohsin. “We have to shame the perpetrators.”

UPDATE: On Dec.. 4, 2011, Hasan Sayeed Sumon, who tortured and blinded his wife Rumana Manzur, was found dead in his prison cell at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University.

 

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15 comments on “HONOR IN ISLAM…honor killings, honor mutilations, honor gougings

  1. Now the real pity of this is, a CNN reporter said in her complete doe head tipped to the left saying, these assaults on women are rare and not the norm.
    I almost fell off the couch. Not so much that she said this, but because she really believed it.
    Poor naive reporter, she needs to get out and about some.

    • ICE, I’m not sure how much you get out and about, but I have lived in Bangladesh, where the attack took place. The CNN reporter you cited is correct; assaults like this are not the norm.

  2. Poor woman ,I hope she will be able to see again ,so glad he is dead,worthless grubb,they are so insecure and insanely jelous ,they are so filled with hate -for everything,they are not happy people they make their own lives and others -miserable.

  3. It seems rather obvious that Muslim “men” have no compromise skills that civilized human beings consider to be the sine qua non of successful marriages and just all around good “people skills”.

    At a more basic level, they are simply unable to control any of their emotions, particularly their tempers. Lust leads to rape, jealousy or anger to torture, mutilations and murder.

    And what’s worse: their titanic egos, coupled with their paranoid ignorance – all the result of Islamic indoctrination – mean that these runaway emotions will be surfacing constantly – with all the bloody implications for their victims.

    This is clearly the result of living in a centuries old death cult that has allowed them to do whatever they like to women. Muslim men simply have no experience with positive self control. They’ve never needed to practice it for their own well being and they will not do it for the sake of others.

    Muslim “men” are simply grown ups with infantile emotions, incapable of humanitarian thought at the most basic level – even with regard to their own family members. (How can the West hope to fare better than the way these bearded aliens treat their own family members?)

    They are cruel, selfish, jealous, hot headed, remorseless animals because they live in a culture where these things are not punished and are often actually encouraged. That is Mohamed’s greatest legacy.

    Male Musloids will never change until it hurts them more to harm others than to live with their perceived outrages (almost always paranoid delusions on the part of the “men”).

    If I ever hear of this kind of thing happening in my neck of the woods the police will have to race me to the death cult savage’s house so they can save him from a very painful, very humiliating, and very symbolic death.

    I am so sick of this shit!

    • I know, Keith, I know.
      I keep very good files; and I have as many for Obama as I do the Muslims if that tells you anything.
      It’s Called “Fantasy Thinking” when we say “IF” only….if only….

      He isn’t just a screw-up as a president; he is a traitor who wants us to allow these FILTHY animals into our Country and just remain quiet about their “hate-filled, hate promoted actions not just to humanity but their own families.

      Even animals don’t do that “unless” the males are fighting over one female.

      These sub-human animals do it for a religion? Their Male Pride?

  4. Well, I think you are right. They didn’t say anything about a serious disease, did they or murder?

    That was a coward’s way out… IF he really thought he was right, he would NOT have killed himself. Good riddance.

  5. Lol, didn’t read the full story. Glad to hear he died. When i said this will be happening in our countries, it all ready does.

  6. Muslim men strike again. Every single day.

    And they are only the few we hear about. I hope her new homeland will be able to help her problem.

    The good news is that Australian doctors have recently announced a procedure similar to a cochlear implant but for the eyes. This will give sight to millions of people with certain conditions. It is looking very promising.

    I was thinking about a female doctor from Bangladesh who is still in hiding somewhere in the western world. She is a brilliant but the assassins are after her. Does anyone remember her name. I used to visit her website a long time ago and have forgotten the name. I DON’T WANT TO KNOW WHERE SHE IS, JUST TO KNOW SHE IS SAFE.

  7. I’m always astounded by the primitive level of violence these animals inflict on ‘their’ women. I just can’t fathom thinking of and then acting out such horror!!! I don’t understand why I have such a problem remembering Islam is a ‘peaceful’ religion. So sad….

  8. Good he is DEAD – may he be blessed with many more of his brothers in crime joining him soon !!
    Good she MIGHT recover her vision and, in this case, her report was believed.
    There is NO HONOR in honor killings, they are murders !!

  9. “Alleged” domestic dispute MY RATS PATOOTIE~!
    That was sheer animalistic savagery,,, and thankfully, he paid the price~!
    Women are not property, nor are they like farm animals, to be cared for as animal husbandry~! Women are the EQUAL of men, and are indeed, of a gentler, higher standard~! Sadly, the boorish savages of islam will never realize that, until the coming of the Day of the LORD,,,

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