Domestic violence transcends all racial boundaries.
It’s proven time and again.
I haven’t been able to get the unfortunate news out of my mind all week. A fellow Pakistani female murdered. At the hands of her husband. Right here in New Jersey!
Not just because I, too, was born in Pakistan. Or that I am a female. But as a human.
Nazish Noorani, a young mom of two small children, was killed after her husband meticulously planned her murder with another woman.
There are so many disgusting aspects of this story —
- the husband has been living a life of a lie (lying about his educational history, for example, while carrying on numerous affairs)
- to murder a woman in front of her child
- to meticulously PLAN this murder… down to the expected police response time.
- to make up a story and try to blame it as a hate crime.
It’s absolutely heart-wrenching.
According to Futures Without Violence, on average more than three women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the United States. Yet, according to National Coalition Againts Domestic Violence, domestic violence is one of the most chronically under-reported crimes. Most cases aren’t ever reported to the police!
WHEN, as a society, are we going to stand up for the matters that matter? HOW does someone decide to take away someone else’s life? WHO gives them such a right?
How many domestic violence cases is it going for us to say enough is enough? Too many, in my opinion.
Soon enough, the media attention on this case will diminish. But these young children, like many others, will still be left motherless.
If you see something, say something! You could be saving a life!
Friends and family of Nazish have set up a memorial fund for her two children, and if you are interested you can click here.
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