Among the reasons for the invasion of Iraq was to end a dictatorial regime and bring to that nation the semblance of a democratic government. Two weeks after the British newspaper, the Observer, revealed that an Iraqi father had killed his daughter because she had fallen in love with a British soldier, the man remains free and at home. Abdel-Qadaer, stamped on, suffocated and then stabbed his daughter to death, but today he is not charged with any crime. The government employee was initially arrested, but released within two hours. He said police congragulated him on his action because he was upholding family honor.
Rand Abdel-Qader, was a 17 year-old student stludying English at Basra University, who was working with needy families when she met the British soldier. According to the girl’s best friend, they talked but never dated nor did they have any sexual relations even though Rand had fallen in love with the boy. Her father saw her talking in public with Paul whom he regarded as part of the group which were enemies of his nation as well as being Christian. He attacked his daughter with the assistance of his two sons despite pleas from the mother to cease.
According to the Iraqi government employee: “I don’t have a daughter now, and I prefer to say that I never had one. That girl humiliated me in front of my family and friends. Speaking with a foreign soldier, she lost what is the most precious thing for any woman…That daughter was a mistake in my life.”
The Iraqi government has asked him to leave his position due to the bad publicity but he will continue drawing his salary.