Western Justice for Honor Killers
The British Are Doing Something Right
Hmm, not too sure about that. My guess is that they have good intentions, but when it comes to the hard work and getting into the nitty gritty the “Muslim community” will get so fired up that they will back off, as usual…
* British police have launched a new drive aimed at stopping “honor killings” and other domestic crimes directed against women. (that was in 2004)
British authorities recently reopenedÂ 119 suspicious deaths of women where no charges were brought, but which are now suspected to have been honor killings. This has already been announced in 2007 and Â what exactly has been done about it?
Spencer: The Islamic Justification for Honor Killing
Islamic apologists will again assure us that honor killing has nothing to do with Islam and is a cultural practice followed by a wide variety of peoples — and yet Muslim girls keep getting killed in disproportionate numbers. No one, of course, dares to confront the root of the problem by pointing out such inconvenient truths as the fact that 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.Â Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”
“She got pregnant outside marriage, so father killed her: police,” fromÂ AFP, October 19/ Jihad Watch
Wafa Sultan, “A God Who Hates,” page 26, “The teachings of Islam have destroyed the men and women there [in the Middle East], and rendered them incapable of the smallest measure of humane behavior.”
When girls or women suddenly disappear, we tend to assume that they’ve been kidnapped by pedophiles or traffickers. Some of us think they were probably prostitutes and either deserved to die or were, tragically, lured to their deaths by a serial killer.
We do not think they might have been killed by their own families. And, we always assume that the slavers are men. Both beliefs are wrong.
For example, in 1999, in a suburb north of London, a fifteen year old Kurdish Turk,Â Tulay Goren, suddenly disappeared. The family insisted that she had simply run away. Now, a decade later, her father, Mehmet Goren and her paternal uncles Cuma Goren and Ali Goren are on trial at the Old Bailey for her murder and for having conspired to kill her much older boyfriend, Halil Unal.
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