"Honor Killing Nothing To Do With Islam" Update

* Because Christians and Jews do it all the time, Buddhists do it too and Hindus and Methodists suttee their wives and daughters, right? That’s why nobody mentions a word about Islam in this article from AFC

Tim Blair

A delicate report on a brutal subject, from Agence France-Presse: 

British police will offer new identities to victims of so-called “honour” violence in a bid to combat the crime that kills one person a month.

Sara & Amina Said

London’s Metropolitan Police said up to a dozen people were murdered annually in honour violence – defined by the police as crimes committed in a bid to protect family or communal honour.

Officers estimate a further 500 are forcibly married and then raped, attacked or falsely imprisoned. 

Do tell us, Agence France-Presse; who is responsible for these terrible acts? 

Typically, women are the victims of honour violence, which has been linked to certain interpretations of religious and cultural norms.

* Speaking of modern, moderate Jordan, here is yet another honor killing.

“Jordanian Man Kills Sister to Cleanse His Family’s Honor,” from the Associated Press, 

Police to offer new identities to honour crime victims

 

BRITISH police will offer new identities to victims of so-called “honour” violence in a bid to combat the crime that kills one person a month.

London’s Metropolitan Police said up to a dozen people were murdered annually in honour violence – defined by the police as crimes committed in a bid to protect family or communal honour.

Officers estimate a further 500 are forcibly married and then raped, attacked or falsely imprisoned.

“The police response is about saving life, protecting those at risk of harm and bringing perpetrators to account,” Commander Steve Allen of Metropolitan Police said.

“We have an absolute duty to uphold the law and to protect the human rights of our fellow human beings.”

The new guidelines are the first police strategy aimed at dealing with honour-based violence in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and were issued by the Association of Chief Police Officers. 
They allow police to offer new identities and addresses for victims, even if they did not testify against the perpetrators in court.

Typically, women are the victims of honour violence, which has been linked to certain interpretations of religious and cultural norms.

Britain’s Forced Marriage Unit deals with around 400 inquiries a year, but the Government notes that the full scale of the issue is not fully clear.

The country is planning to increase the age at which foreigners can apply for marriage visas from 18 to 21 to crack down on forced marriages, along with other measures to strengthen safeguards against the practice.

Saudi beheaded for beating wife to death

If he had only stopped at beating her, all would be well. One imam explains it thusly: “The [wife-]beating must never be in exaggerated, blind anger, in order to avoid serious harm [to the woman]. It is forbidden to beat her on the sensitive parts of her body, such as the face, breast, abdomen, and head. Instead, she should be beaten on the arms and legs,” using a “rod that must not be stiff, but slim and lightweight so that no wounds, scars, or bruises are caused.” Similarly, “[the blows] must not be hard.”

“Saudi is beheaded for beating his Yemeni wife to death,” from M&C, from JW::

Riyadh – A Saudi national was beheaded Wednesday after being found guilty of beating his Yemeni wife to death with a stick, an interior ministry satetment said. 

It said the killing happened in the southern Jizan region. A Saudi national had already been executed Tuesday in Jeddah for killing his wife during an argument.

The latest executions bring to 78 the number carried out this year in the kingdom, where Islamic sharia law pertains. 

5 thoughts on “"Honor Killing Nothing To Do With Islam" Update”

  1. * Typically, women are the victims of honour violence, which has been linked to certain interpretations of religious and cultural norms.

    Celts? Cockneys?

  2. Honor killings are done by “Asians”-which in the US usually means Chinese, Koreans, Vietnamese and others of Eastern Asia. If I were an American child living in the UK I’d be scared out of my mind when seeing anyone from East Asia thanks to the misleading media
    description used there. If I were Chinese I’d be highly offended to be even remotely connected to those lovely “honor killers” who are Koran lovers.

  3. That takes a lot of effort to come up with a pass for Islam. You have to think hard how to cover for Islam. Why would someone who is rational do such a thing? It’s like defending a murderer who is shooting everyone around you.

  4. Yes John – but maybe the writer would be shot last …

    Talk about feeding crocodiles …

    Talking about crocodiles sheik: is that monster still on the loose around Cairns?

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