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Afshan Azad, who plays Padma in the Harry Potter films, was attacked by her father and brother at her home in Manchester. They also threatened to kill her. Why? Let’s jump to conclusions and find out! The Sun reports:
Pretty Afshan Azad, 23 — who plays Padma Patil in the hit films — was allegedly attacked at her home in Manchester. Her father Abul Azad, 54, and brother Ashraf Azad, 28, appeared at Manchester magistrates’ court on Tuesday accused of threatening to kill Afshan. Ashraf is also charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The case was adjourned until later this month for committal proceedings to crown court. Afshan is said to have been attacked at her home in Longsight, Manchester, on May 21 this year. The beauty was studying for her AS levels at Xaverian College in Rusholme, Manchester, when she was first cast in the 2005 film Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire. She has since appeared in three more of the wizard movies and is in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, due for release next year. She plays Padma, a witch who is in the same year as Harry at Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry, and is the identical twin sister of Parvati Patil, played by actress Shefila Chowdhury.
So, the article says she’s Asian, but her name is Afshan Azad, her father’s name is Abdul, and her brother’s name is Ashraf. I know a lot of Asians, and I’ve never heard a name like that. So, let’s assume they’re from the Middle East. Let’s also assume they’re Muslim. And let’s assume again that this was an attempted honor killing. And you wonder why we bomb the shit out of the Middle East. I’d rather let Joran Vandersloot take my sister out than her marry some dude named Abdul. If you think this is racist, why don’t you talk to Sally Field. She wanted to leave Iran, but not without her daughter!
Note: We can argue semantics if you want, but for the sake of argument, she’s Asian. Her family isn’t Muslim. So why did they try to kill her? Did she give away the family’s secret baked bean recipe? Is she possessed by a demon? Fill me in.
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