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Pakistan mourns slain social media star

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>> A social media icon laid to rest in Pakistan on Sunday, 26 year old Qandeel Baloch, the victim of one of the country's most high profile so called honor killings. Her life taken by her own brother, who says she brought shame on her family. Muhammad Waseem placed under arrest on Sunday briefly emerging from under a cloth with a short, blunt message.
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> I have no regrets. Baloch was known throughout Pakistan for her racy posts on social media. She called herself a modern day feminist and wanted to change Pakistan's mindset towards women. But as Reuters Mehreen Zahra-Malik reports from Islamabad, the country's conservative attitudes run very deep.>> While her murder has reignited the debate on honor killing, it's also laid bare the fact that there is a crisis of mindset in Pakistan.
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Because there are too many people who don't think she's a feminist provocateur, but who think that what she was doing was cheap narcissism, that is was vulgar, that it set a bad example. And it's not a coincidence that her real troubles really began when she took a selfie with a powerful Muslim cleric.
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Which led to widespread condemnation from religious figures. So the moment she went from being this girl who was putting up pictures of herself in a bikini online to somebody who is actively or seen to be actively taking on the clergy, that's when her problems began. So I think that the people in Pakistan who supported her are far fewer in number than those who derided her, who mocked her, and in fact who hated her.
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>> Baloch was prolific on Facebook, where thousands of supporters have come out with messages of grief and anger. Hundreds of Pakistani women lose their lives to honor killings every year. Murder in the country carries the death penalty. Police say that's what Muhammad Waseem will be charged with in the coming days.