A Muslim transgender woman was brutally murdered in Russia, days after her wedding — and after her own father called for her to be killed.
Raina Aliev, 25, had just underwent a sex change operation in Moscow about a month before her wedding to a man named Viktor. Days after the ceremony, she was savagely murdered and cut up so badly that she was no longer recognizable.
In the days before her death, her own father went on television to disown his child.
“Let him be killed, I don’t want to see him,” her father Alimshaikh Aliev announced, as he misgendered her.
“Bring him here and kill him in front of my eyes,” the father continued.
Local media reports that Aliev had went to the police to report that there were serious threats to her life, but they fell on deaf ears.
After Aliev completed her education in Dagestan, a Muslim region between the Caspian Sea and Chechnya, she moved to the capital of Makhachkala and then to Moscow — where she began working in nightclubs in the city.
A neighbor of the newlywed’s father has also gone to the media, stating that Aliev’s father had issued a “purman” against her — which is an invitation for someone to murder his own child.
“He cheated them, he went there to Moscow, had surgery and he turned from a boy to a girl,” the neighbor told Russian Dialog news. “And now in Chechnya it is known too. His mother is saying ‘I don’t want to see him, I gave birth to a son, but what for? It is such a disgrace for the family.’”
“If the mother and father give a purman, it means they want him to be killed,” the woman explained.
The Daily Mail reports that a Dagestan Mufti told the local paper that “changing sex is totally forbidden, because it means that a man will be a woman.”
“It is totally forbidden in Islam. Changing sex is a protest against Allah,” the continued. “Such surgery can be performed only in one case: when a person was born as a hermaphrodite and must decided what sex he wants to belong.”
“’If a person changed his sex for another reason, he is damned, along with the surgeon who performed it.”