‘In 3 weeks I will be put to my death’

From the Toronto Sun:

A Mississauga woman says she’ll be the victim of an honour killing by her estranged husband, a Muslim extremist, when she’s deported to Pakistan at the end of the month.

Roohi Tabassum, 44, says Faisal Javed, a businessman and Sunni community leader, will be waiting for her in their native Pakistan when she’s sent back on April 28.

She has to report to officials at Pearson airport on that date for the trip.

Tabassum said she’s received written threats from Javed, who’s outraged she’s employed in a Mississauga beauty salon where she styles the hair of women and men.

She said he’s furious she touches the hair of men and is suspicious she may have a boyfriend, which she strongly denies.

“In three weeks I will be put to my death,” she said at her Mississauga home. “There will be bloodshed that will go on and on.”

Her older brother, Arif, has vowed to retaliate against members of Javed’s family if she’s attacked, Tabassum said. They in turn will strike back, she said.

Tabassum was smuggled into Canada from the U.S. in 2001 and filed an unsuccessful refugee claim. An appeal also was unsuccessful.