The Â versatile freedom sack is not only a killer, its also a murder weapon.
Muslim menÂ kill Muslim womenÂ at frightening rates. They kill their wives, their sisters and their daughters for the sake of their own honor. And they don’t stop doing itÂ even when they’re already in prison.
Din Mohammad was sentenced to 20 years in prison two years ago for killing his mother-in-law, and his wife’s brother and sister in the northern province of Samangan.
That’s two women, but Mohammad, like the original Mohammed who founded Islam, wasn’t going to be satisfied with killing just two women. He was determined to kill a third.
Â Mohammad’s wife, whose name has not been disclosed, visited him in jail in the provincial capital Aybak on Monday and was found dead in a small private room used for inmates to see their wives, police said.
“Mohammad was told by his mother that his wife had affairs,” he said. “When she came to visit him in jail he strangled her with her veil and killed her.”
The Burka is just one of those Muslim feminist things, we’re told. And not only did Mohammad confine his wife to a Burka, but he killed her with it.
In Jordan, 90 percent of women said that it was acceptable for their husbands to him them. In Mali, currently partly controlled by Al Qaeda, it was 81 percent. In Somalia it was 76 percent. In Uzbekistan it was 70 percent. That is life in the Muslim world.
Average life expectancy for a woman in Afghanistan is 45. Suicide rates among Afghan women have increased 20 times over. An overwhelming majority of Afghan women, 87.2%, experienced physical or sexualÂ violence or forced marriage. In Kandahar, the numbers climb to 92 percent.
This is the life of a woman under true Islam.
Here’s Spencer’s take on this story:
Why did she go visit him at all, after he had murdered her mother, brother and sister? Anyway, here is yet another Islamic honor killing.
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.
The Palestinian AuthorityÂ gives pardons or suspended sentencesÂ for honor murders. Iraqi women haveÂ asked for tougher sentencesÂ for Islamic honor murderers, who get off lightly now.Â Syria in 2009 scrapped a lawÂ limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.'” And in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings.Â Al-Jazeera reportedÂ that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”
In light of all this, until authorities get the courage to tell the truth about honor killing, there will be many more such murders.
“Afghan inmate kills wife during prison visit,” fromÂ AFP, January 2