GÃ¼lsÃ¼m Semin, another victim of “honor killing”
* Nothing to do with Islam, of course. Something that just so happens in “conservative central Asian” societies”
Kleve, Germany – German police charged Thursday that the grisly death of a 20-year-old ethnic Kurdish woman had been an ‘honour killing,’ and that her brother had confessed to the crime.
Germans have been outraged at a recent series of execution-style honour killings of young women by immigrant families.
The murder of Gulsum S, 20, on a lonely country road one month ago had been made to look as it were a robbery, said police in Kleve, near the Dutch border, as they announced the arrest and remand in custody of the victim’s brother, 20, and father.
Prosecutors said Gulsum was lured by a false story to the side road near the small town of Rees on March 2. Her sibling, who was also a triplet to Gulsum, allegedly choked her unconscious with a clothes line. She was then clubbed to death.
The brother admitted to the killing, but the father denied the charge of joint murder, police said.
Police said the family had attempted to force Gulsum into a planned marriage and then discovered she was not a virgin and had undergone one or more abortions.
Gulsum had left home last year with the help of welfare officials and moved to a safe house, but then returned home to Rees.
The brother had taken Gulsum’s purse so as to make the killing look like a fatal mugging.
Honour killings occur in conservative central Asian societies which view female premarital sex as a stain on their reputation.
In a similar case, a 24-year-old ethnic Tajik youth from Afghanistan was convicted in February of stabbing to death his schoolgirl sister, Morsal O, aged 16, in Hamburg last year.
Why the f*kc does the MSM use the term “conservativeÂ central Asian societies” for this barbaric, inhuman behavior? What could possibly be “conservative” about these killers and conservative people in Germany?
Just another example of how the left perverts everything…
Honor killings about men controlling women, “purifying through blood”
An interesting glimpse into the psychology of honor killings. Of course, no mention is made of the Islamic underpinnings of this phenomenon. A manual of Islamic law certified by Al-Azhar as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy says that “retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2).
In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law.
“‘Honour killings’ about men asserting control over women, expert tells Sadiqi murder trial,” by Neco Cockburn forÂ The Ottawa Citizen, May 15 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm):
OTTAWA â€” Honour killings involve a cleansing of dishonour aimed at restoring a family’s respect after the so-called “misbehaviour” of female relatives, an expert has told the Ottawa murder trial of Hasibullah Sadiqi.The “act of purifying through blood” involves control of women by male family members, said Shahrzad Mojab, a University of Toronto professor who has researched the topic extensively.
Mojab testified Friday at the trial of Sadiqi, 23, who is accused of shooting his sister and her fiancÃ© in a car at the Elmvale Acres shopping plaza shortly before 1 a.m. on Sept. 19, 2006.
Sadiqi, 23, now faces two counts of first-degree murder.
The Crown is arguing that the deaths came as a result of an “honour killing” sparked by Sadiqi’s anger over his sister’s engagement, and is trying to prove Sadiqi’s actions were planned and deliberate.
Sadiqi’s defence lawyers acknowledge that their client is responsible for the deaths, but are expected to argue there was provocation, which could reduce the murder charges to manslaughter if certain legal conditions are met.
Mojab told the court she does not know the people involved in the case.
Having one’s family respected is very important in “traditional” societies such as Afghanistan’s, where the Sadiqis are from, Mojab told the court.
Losing honour could occur via anything from a woman’s appearance violating notions of modesty to refusing arranged marriage, requesting divorce or having a relationship without the permission of the family, Mojab said.
Methods to clear a family’s honour in such societies range from displacing a family member to “the act of purifying through blood,” Mojab said.
In many cases, a father or brother will claim the killing happened out of passion or love for the woman, but it’s argued that the woman had to be sacrificed for the larger love of the family and restoring respect, Mojab said…