Germany: Afghan Kills Wife in the Name of the Koran

H/T Atlas Shrugs

Man held over murder ‘in the name of the Koran”   “THE KORAN ALLOWS ME TO KILL MY WIFE IF SHE LOVES ANOTHER”

Watch for apologists who will tell you this has “nothing to do with Islam”…

Munich – Munich police are questioning a 27-year-old Afghan man suspected of stabbing his former wife to death “in the name of the Koran,” police sources said Tuesday. A Munich police spokesman said the 24-old Afghan woman Nesima R., whose full name was withheld for legal reasons, had been stabbed some 20 times, and that the suspect had given the Koran as a justification for the attack.

The woman received stab wounds to the heart and died Monday in hospital.

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3 thoughts on “Germany: Afghan Kills Wife in the Name of the Koran”

  1. We dont know what is happening behind the scenes – almost certainly the Egyptian government is trying to influence the legal proceedings in the case to which you refer. I do not believe that Merkel will allow this. Nominally she has no say but she will have to deal with the political interference that may be coming from Egypt. This issue is not over – it will start again after the sentencing of the person who did the stabbing. The muslims are quiet at present in Germany, probably because the typical German tolerance is starting to wear thin – particularly after what happened in Yemen – and also I suspect because of the issue of Turkeys request to become a member of the EU is seen as a matter of priority by the various muslim communities with Germany.

  2. We are constantly told in the West that honor killing has nothing to do with Islam. So why don’t Islamic clerics agitate for stiffer penalties for honor killings? Well, because they are on the other side: 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. In accord with this, in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”

    Until the Islamic roots of the practice are discussed openly and human rights groups begin calling for reform, honor killings will continue in the Islamic world — and in Muslim communities in the West.

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