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Pakistan’s ‘Kim Kardashian’ Murdered By Brother In ‘Honor Killing’

Even "worse" than her racy photos and videos, Baloch was an outspoken feminist...

Muhammad Wasim admitted to killing Fouzia Azeem—AKA Qandeel ‎Baloch—claiming she was bringing "dishonor" to the family.

A social media star known as Pakistan's "Kim Kardashian" has been murdered by her brother in an apparent "honor killing."

Muhammad Wasim admitted to killing Fouzia Azeem—known as Qandeel ‎Baloch—claiming her racy online persona was bringing "dishonor" to the family.

Wasim made his confession, shortly after he was arrested Saturday night, telling reporters at a press conference:

Yes of course, I strangled her

She was on the ground floor while our parents were asleep on the roof top.

It was around 10.45 pm when I gave her a tablet... and then killed her.

I am not embarrassed at all over what I did.

Whatever was the case, [my sister's behavior] was completely intolerable.

I am not embarrassed at all over what I did.

Yes, 'of course' he strangled her...

Of course.

The "completely intolerable" behavior that supposedly pushed Wasim to rid the world of his sister included her posting a bunch of pretty tame (by western standards) selfies and videos of herself on social media.

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Shortly before her murder, the 26-year-old had posted a couple of new photos on her Facebook and Instagram, showing herself clad in a tight black top and glittery headband.

Hardly murder-worthy, by anyone's standards.

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There were certainly no Kardashian-esque topless, butt baring nudes, and no sex tape lurking on the edges of the interweb.

However, in socially conservative Pakistan, Baloch's selfies were still considered borderline pornographic.

And, just a quick scroll through the comments her posts garnered give a glimpse into the sickening misogyny that's prevalent in modern-day Pakistan.

Leaving the usual run-of-the-mill Western world trolls firmly in the shade, comment after comment slams Baloch for her "slutty, porn star behavior" and "prostitute' appearance.

However, even "worse" than her controversial photos and videos, Baloch was also an outspoken feminist.

She fearlessly thumbed her nose at Pakistan's patriarchal societal demands and called herself a "one-woman army."

Her voice was starting to be heard worldwide—the BBC recently ran a radio profile on her.

She linked to the segment in a July 4th Facebook post, writing:

At least international media can see what i am up to.

How i am trying to change the typical orthodox mindset of people who don't wanna come out of their shells of false beliefs and old practices.

The controversy stakes were raised yet higher after it was discovered Baloch had been married and was estranged from her young son, who remained living with her former husband.

She talked about the situation in an interview with local news site Dawn—explaining she had been forced to marry by her parents when she was a teenager:

I never accepted him as my husband in my heart or mind.

How I spent a year and a half with him, only I know.

And I only did it because of the child.

Otherwise I wouldn't have spent even one month with him.

She eventually divorced her husband, whom, she claimed, was physically abusive, and went on to launch her modeling career as "an act of revenge."

The day prior to her murder, Baloch posted on Facebook:

As a women we must stand up for ourselves.

I believe I am a modern day feminist.

I believe in equality… I don't think there is any need to label ourselves just for sake of society.

No matter how many times I will be pushed down under…I will bounce back.

I will keep on achieving and I know you will keep on hating…

DAMN but who cares.

According to Human Rights Commission, there were a recorded 1,000 "honor" crimes committed against Pakistani women in 2015.

Although, the true number is believed to be much higher.

HRC cites "domestic disputes, alleged illicit relations, or exercising the right of choice in marriage" as the main motivation for "honor" killings.

But, some guy just thinking a female's behavior is somehow 'dishonoring" the family's name is enough to result in her death.

Meanwhile, giving a glimpse in to what may have been at the real heart of Baloch's murder, according to the BBC:

Ms Baloch's funeral was held near her family home in Dera Ghazi Khan, about 130km from Multan.

Media reports said thousands of people attended, including rights campaigners. She was buried at her ancestral graveyard.

Ms Baloch's parents lodged a report with police accusing her brother of killing her, and another brother of being complicit, according to Dawn.

He said his sons were unhappy over "her achievements" and turned against her even though she supported them, the paper added.

Yeah, that sounds about right.

Because, let's face it, few things are more "dishonorable" than your sister earning more money than you, right?

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The season finale of Homeland opens with Carrie back in America, going through her father's possessions with her sister.

There's a ring at the door, and it's none other than Dar Adal. They talk about not knowing where the hell Quinn is, and Dar informs Carrie that Haqqani has returned to the tribal area of Pakistan and is being protected by the ISI. Ummm, didn't we see you in the car with Haqqani at the end of the last episode, Dar? Aren't you a traitorous bastard?

We find out later that Dar is determined to get Saul reinstated as Director of the CIA. Somehow, someway he got a hold of the only video footage of Saul in Haqqani's captivity, which apparently was a major road block in Saul's potential return to the CIA. In exchange for the video, Dar magically removed Haqqani from the CIA's kill list. This is all well and good, except for the fact that Saul doesn't want any part of the sneaky, backdoor way he'd return to the CIA. He also knows all about Dar in Haqqani's car, but of course Dar doesn't know that.

Back in Carrie's new reality, she's doing something that we've never really seen her do— she's being a good mother. Oh and speaking of mothers, Carrie's own mom is now randomly back in the picture after being estranged from her children for 15 years. Carrie's like, "Oh hell no" and wants nothing to do with this woman.

At her father's funeral, Carrie gives a very emotional eulogy. Randomly Quinn shows up, and after the funeral he ends up at Carrie's house for the reception. There's some alcohol involved, and when Carrie walks Quinn to his car they start making out. Quinn tells Carrie that he wants out of the CIA and he thinks she should leave too.

Umm, yeah, she's gonna to have to think about that one Quinn.

For whatever strange reason, Carrie decides that she does want to talk to her mom and tracks her down in some Missouri town. When she arrives she learns that she has a 15-year-old brother (hmm, hasn't her mom been gone for 15 years?), and she also learns that her mother was admittedly a serial cheater. The whole divorce was brought about by her adultery, not by her dad's bipolar disorder.

Meanwhile, a heartbroken Quinn decides to do what most people do when they're blown off by the person they love—take off to Syria on some top secret CIA mission.

When Carrie can't get a hold of Quinn, she shows up at Dar's house demanding to know where the hell he is. Dar's not willing to tells her a damn thing about Quinn, which naturally infuriates Carrie. She tries to force the information out of Dar by blackmailing him with the knowledge that he was in Haqqani's car—but no dice.

Dar tells Carrie that she really should talk to Saul before she goes making any threats, and Carrie tells him that Saul would spit in his face.

Ideally, yes.... Saul would spit in his face....but, this is the season finale so of course we're in for some bullshit cliff hangers, right?

Cut to Saul Berenson sitting on Dar's porch, presumably now very OK with the deception that went into him being reinstated Director of the CIA. Carrie is visibly devastated that she clearly does not know the man she thought she knew so well.

Wait, that's it??? That's how we're ending the season?? That's seriously it?!!! NOBODY DIES?!!!!!

REALLY?!!!!!

What did you think of the season finale of Homeland? Sound off in the comments below!

A pregnant woman was stoned to death yesterday in Pakistan by her own family in broad daylight.

Farzana Parveen’s so called crime was marrying the man she loved.

Farzana's father, two brothers, former fiancé and a female relative were among the attackers who surrounded her and threw bricks at her as she stood outside a courthouse in Lahore.

The 25-year-old’s husband said that police stood by and watched the murder, doing absolutely nothing to intervene.

"We were shouting for help; nobody listened," Muhammad Iqbal, told the BBC, going on to describe the police as "shameful" and "inhuman" for their failure to stop the attack.

“One of my relatives took off his clothes to capture police attention but they didn't intervene,” he continued. "They watched Farzana being killed and did nothing."

Farzana’s father later surrendered himself to authorities, claiming it was an “honor killing” as his daughter had married the man she loved, defying the family’s wishes.

Farzana’s husband told the BBC that as he and his wife arrived at the courthouse her relatives were waiting and attempted to drag her away. As she struggled to get away from them, they dragged her down to the ground and smashed her head in with bricks.

She died on the pavement in a pool of her own blood.

Farzana was buried by her husband’s family at around 2am this morning in a village graveyard in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province.

She was three months pregnant.

According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan an estimated 869 women were murdered in "honor killings" in just the past year—it is suspected that the true figure is actually much higher.

To learn more and to find out how you can take action go to Amnesty International