This young lady will probably become yet another victim of 'honor killings'. It is relevant that Americans understand the medieval customs inherent in Sharia law because honor killings are already occurring in the States. This barbaric practice must be vehemently condemned, and the women protected at all cost.
Harry Potter star 'beaten after meeting non-Muslim man'
By Nigel Bunyan
December 20, 2010
A young Muslim actress who appeared in the Harry Potter films was beaten by her brother and told by her father that he would kill her after she began a relationship with a Hindu man, a court heard yesterday.
Afshan Azad, 22, who played Padma Patil, a classmate of the boy wizard, was called a "slag" and a "prostitute" in a violent confrontation at her family home which left her so scared she fled through a window, Manchester Crown Court heard.
She later told police that her father wanted to "force her" into an arranged marriage.
Abul Azad, 53, and his son Ashraf, 28, were charged with making threats to kill following the incident in Longsight, Manchester, on May 21. Both were cleared of the charge yesterday after a judge heard that Miss Azad had refused to give evidence despite "expensive and time-consuming" attempts to encourage her to attend court. After going to police, she "made it plain" that she did not want any action taken against her family, saying that the arrest of her father or brother would put her in "genuine danger", the court heard.
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