Justice has finally been done. It's taken a long time for this case to be resolved so we pay tribute to the police and the courts. The strong message goes out and should be very clear: if you engage in honour killings, if you engage in forced marriages, you will be caught and brought to justice. Honour killings go against Islam. Islam totally forbids honour killings, it forbids forced marriages and if anybody thinks somehow that they are doing these actions as a result of their faith, then they are seriously misguided.
– Mohammed Shafiq, chief executive of the Manchester-based Ramadhan Foundation
I have spoken to a lot of Muslim scholars and it's very clear that these people should not be behaving in this way. We should not be forcing our sons and daughters to marry people. As a parent, I cannot begin to think and comprehend how a parent would go about and kill their children. I just can't comprehend that and only these two people will be able to say why they did what they did. It's wrong. It's morally wrong.