Pakistan: Brother says he’s proud of honor killing of sister, a prominent model

Qandeel Baloch

By Mark Ellis

The brother of Pakistani model and social media star, Qandeel Baloch, says he’s proud he killed his sister, because he was embarrassed by her social media posts and “girls are born to stay home.”

Baloch, 26, was found dead Saturday at her family home in Multan. The following day her brother confessed to strangling her for the sake of “family honor” because she posted what he considered “shameful” pictures on Facebook.

Baloch, whose real name was Fauzia Azeem, was buried Sunday, July 17th.

The young model gained notice through social media postings that were considered provocative in deeply conservative Pakistan, but might earn a PG-rating in America.

After Baloch’s brother, Waseem Azeem, 25, was arrested he confessed to killing her, according to Fox News. He said people had taunted him over her social media posts and he found the resulting embarrassment “unbearable.”

He actually filmed a confession video, in which he expressed no remorse.

“I am proud of what I did. I drugged her first, then I killed her,” he said. “She was bringing dishonor to our family.”

Waseem said killing his sister was a better alternative than killing himself. His sister had nearly 750,000 followers on Facebook, according to CNN.

Using the twisted logic of radical Islam, Waseem said killing his sister brought honor to his family and earned him a place “in heaven.”

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