It is no accident or coincidence thatÂ Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. A manual of Islamic law certified as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy by Al-Azhar University, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, 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-SalikÂ o1.1-2). In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law.
Thanks to ROP, JWm IiE & Pamela:
‘Honor Beating’ is better than honor killing–Â I suppose that’s progress….
Couple to be lashed for meeting in ‘dark place’ …Â Â A Saudi court sentenced a local man and his girlfriend to 50 lashes each and ordered him toÂ wash 10 dead people after they were caught in a car parked in a deserted place under the cover of night.
Life for many Afghan women is not that much different than it was a hundred years ago, 200 years ago.