The father was an elite soldier, a Mig-21 pilot, who was resigned to driving buses to support his family. Failing to find a serious source of pride, many Afghan immigrants essentially fell back to the only thing they could control: Their families. Morsal Obeidi, the victim in this story, had repeatedly sought protection from authorities from her violent father and brother: this was not a happy, loving family, despite what the father may have thought.
In this new world, the proud men are the first to become losers. They lose their way of life, because in their world their only claim to authority is the fact that they are men and that, as men, they can resort to their one advantage over women, brute strength. They cling to old concepts like honor, because honor is something that even a loser can invoke.
The troubled girl, pulled out of school by her parents and beaten by all the men in her family, was killed by them.
Disgusting. I've no respect and little mercy for these men and their rock-solid adherence to pathetic, outdated social order. =(