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Killed Because They Were Girls

The Complete Coverage of the Shafia Trial

Christie Blatchford & National Post

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On the night of June 30, 2009, a father, mother and brother drowned half their family in a black Nissan just outside of Kingston, Ontario. On January 29, 2012, Mohammad Shafia, Tooba Mohammad Yahya and Hamed Mohammad Shafia were each convicted of four counts of first-degree murder. The apparent motive behind the killings was what the judge ultimately described as "a notion of honour that is founded in the domination and control of women, a sick notion of honour that has absolutely no place in any civilized society." Christie Blatchford and the reporters and columnists of the National Post covered the so-called honour killings from the first reports of a submerged car to the final verdict. With her clear analysis and astute emotional observation, Blatchford provides the definitive account of a crime that appalled a nation.

Customer Reviews


The macleans article was better...

Good Journalism

In today's era of tabloid journalism, great to see some professional journalism based on facts and sound reasoning and analysis. Well done Christie, you are a great journalist. Keep up the great work.

Reprinted articles

This "book" is just reprinted articles from the newspaper The National Post. I am not disappointed because I did not read the articles when the were first published, but I would be if I had. A news article was recently published in Macleans magazine that seemed to give more detail.

Killed Because They Were Girls
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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Social Science
  • Published: Feb 07, 2012
  • Publisher: National Post
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 100 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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