The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Forced Love

One thing I've learned from life is that you can not force love upon someone. It either is there, or it isn't. Perhaps given the right qualities in a person, you can grow to love someone who is forced upon you in an arranged marriage- but just because that would be the most convenient outcome, does not mean it's always going to end up like a 'fairy tale'... after all- even when people pick their own mates they don't always have a relationship that lasts forever. So, the thought that Chaudhry Rashid could have picked the perfect mate for the arranged marriage of his daughter is faulted to start with.

Police said Rashid was so angered that his daughter planned to divorce her husband that he killed her after a heated argument at the family's home, FOX News affiliate MyFoxAtlanta reported.

Police who arrived at the scene said they found Rashid's two sons at the end of the driveway and their father sitting behind a car smoking a cigarette. Officers said that Rashid appeared "distraught and possibly mournful" and told police "my daughter is dead" when they arrived

That a father would kill his daughter over a marriage... it's just inexcusable.