UK: Acid Attacks & Family Honor

Charities fear rise in acid attacks avenging slights on family honour

In parts of the developing world  (mainly in the parts that will never develop because of Islam) – particularly south-east Asia, the south Asian subcontinent and east Africa – acid attacks are common. The Taliban and fellow extremists have frequently resorted to throwing acid in women’s faces for even small transgressions, such as daring to go out unveiled. But there are concerns that such attacks may also be on the increase in the UK.

Hospital admission figures for the past three years show a steady rise in the number of people being treated for acid attacks. According to the NHS information centre, 44 people were admitted to hospital in 2006-07 after they were “assaulted with a corrosive substance”. The following year the figure jumped to 67 and last year there were 69 admissions. The Independent has more

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The Guardian offers the politically correct view:

Acid attacks for family “honor” on the rise in UK

Robert Spencer:

Gee, I wonder why? The full article (not reproduced below) hastens to assure us that Buddhists in Cambodia and Christians in Uganda do this sort of thing too, but that doesn’t account for the rise in such attacks in Britain. Buddhists aren’t streaming into the U.K. from Cambodia, or Christians from Uganda, are they? The best hint comes in this sentence: “The Taliban and fellow extremists have frequently resorted to throwing acid in women’s faces for even small transgressions.”

Of course, no Islamic law sanctions the disfiguring of those who besmirch the family honor. But with honor killing broadly tolerated — its perpetrators given light sentences at best in countries such as Jordan and Syria — this kind of thing is going to happen.

“Charities fear rise in acid attacks avenging slights on family honour,” by Jerome Taylor for The Independent, May 19 (thanks to Jihad Watch):

When Awais Akram answered his mobile to Sadia Khatoon, a 24-year-old married woman whom he had met on Facebook and had recently started a physical, but not sexual, relationship with, he had little idea of the fate that was about to befall him.Mrs Khatoon insisted they meet outside his flat in Leytonstone, east London, but as Mr Akram stepped out into the summer sunshine his lover was nowhere to be seen. Instead he was confronted by three masked men wearing gloves, one of whom was carrying a bottle of “Give It One Shot” drain cleaner.

The men, who included Mrs Khatoon’s brother Mohammed Vakas, had come to wipe off what they believed was a stain on their family’s “izzat” (honour). Beating and stabbing Mr Akram was not enough. As he lay bleeding on the floor, Vakas stepped over his victim and poured the entire bottle of drain cleaner over Mr Akram’s face and body.

In parts of the developing world – particularly south-east Asia, the south Asian subcontinent and east Africa – acid attacks are common. The Taliban and fellow extremists have frequently resorted to throwing acid in women’s faces for even small transgressions, such as daring to go out unveiled. But there are concerns that such attacks may also be on the increase in the UK.

Hospital admission figures for the past three years show a steady rise in the number of people being treated for acid attacks. According to the NHS information centre, 44 people were admitted to hospital in 2006-07 after they were “assaulted with a corrosive substance”. The following year the figure jumped to 67 and last year there were 69 admissions.

The figures only include hospital admissions where a patient had to spend one night or more in hospital and there is no ethnic breakdown. But charity workers fear there is enough anecdotal evidence to suggest acid attacks are becoming more common….

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3 thoughts on “UK: Acid Attacks & Family Honor”

  1. And this is the true face of Islam. Its ultimate goal is to make humanity featureless, taking away all attributes that make us human, erasing them one by one until the corpse lies faceless, expressionless, foreign and finally devoid of any humanity.

    When will western society see the darkness… the very blight of Islam? Truly, it is demonic, for its very goal is the destruction of what makes us human. I pray for muslims, that they would know Christ, that they would see that His very sacrifice was to save them from the disfigurement that the demon of islam requires of them to submit to, as their very lives and souls are consumed by the acid of Islam.

    Those that are Christian are commanded to challenge the evil ideas that possess the hearts of humanity. Just like we are commanded to love the cannibal, but hate the cannibalism, so too, we love the muslim, but hate islam…

    And though this used to be the creed of western society…. sadly the west has lost its way, and now allows all types of evil creeds to go unchallenged as they feast on the flesh of humanity.

  2. The institute for the advancement of islamic awareness proudly presents the winner of the miss sharia beauty contest
    The winner,who was baptised in the islamic way,was chosen because of her perfect representation of how external disfigurement can be made to match the internal disfigurement caused by islam,thus achieving the perfect spiritual balance long sought by islamic scholars.
    The fame and fortune that will surely follow the winning of this prestigious award will gaurantee this woman will never need to appear at the benefits office again

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