Honor killings have been in the news lately and it is about time. The recent conviction of a muslim father in Canada of killing his daughters has caught the attention of many for the first time that honor killings are increasing, they are almost always committed by muslims and they are becoming more numerous as more muslims immigrate from their native muslim countries.(Just one of the many reasons any and all muslim immigration should be banned).
It is estimated that there close to 10,000 women killed in honor killings each year and again, almost all of these horrible crimes are in muslim countries, ruled by islam and some version of islamic sharia law. The exact number will never be known because many of these murders are never reported to the authorities. Many families will 'take care of the offending daughter, wife, female relative', keep it in the family and say nothing to anyone. The crime is either kept secret or announced to make sure that the family 'honor' has been restored and as many as possible know about it.
This article is by Asma Marwan from Political Islam, which is a great site. Bill Warner has done an excellent job over at Political Islam.
"Honor killings are much in the news lately. Muslims claim that honor killings are not Islamic, that permission for honor killing is not in their doctrine. This is true. However, since the majority of honor killings are committed in Islamic households, we must ask the question: ”Does Islam doctrine contribute to the cultural and ethic beliefs that are at work in the shame and blame culture of the Mid-East?”"
I would answer the above, ABSOLUTELY, no doubt about it. Keep reading and what do you think?
“Nothing Is Above Honor”: A Look at Islam and Honor Killings
By Asma Marwan
Allah Bachaya has surrendered himself to Rohilanwali [Pakistan] police after killing his sister in the name of honour but he is confident that he will be released in a matter of days. Bachaya gave his arrest on Saturday after killing Alina in an axe attack for alleged loose morals.
He told The Express Tribune that he was certain his brother-in-law would withdraw the case as it was a matter of family’s honour. “I have killed her because she brought disgrace to the family’s name,” Bachaya said.
“She had become a nuisance. I feel no remorse over my actions. I am backed by the family. They were in favour of my decision to kill her,” he said.
Alina, 25, was married to Muhammad Akhtar. The couple had three children.Akhtar, who is the complainant in the FIR against Bachaya, told The Tribune that while he had filed a complaint in the matter he might withdraw it in a few days. “I believe he (Bachaya) has not done wrong. Nothing is above honour,” he said.
Honor killings are much in the news lately. Muslims claim that honor killings are not Islamic, that permission for honor killing is not in their doctrine. This is true. However, since the majority of honor killings are committed in Islamic households, we must ask the question: ”Does Islam doctrine contribute to the cultural and ethic beliefs that are at work in the shame and blame culture of the Mid-East?”
The answer is resoundingly, Yes. Ali Sina, an expert on Islamic doctrine, says, “. . . you can say honor killing is cultural, but it is a culture that is deeply rooted in Islamic mindset and derives from it. It is practiced in all Islamic countries. The more religious is a country, the more is widespread the honor killing.
The doctrine of Islam contains a heavy dose of gender inequality that follows from its sources, the Koran and the Sunnah (words and deeds of Mohammed) found in the Hadith and Sira, and in the Sharia laws which are derived from these sources. Men can have four wives, women can have only one husband; wives can be beaten for disobeying their husbands; women are inferior to men. Women are, for the most part, seen as chattel, a commodity men have the right to use for their own pleasure. Women have few civil rights, and they are viewed as second class citizens. In the Koran, 33.33, women are asked to “stay quietly in your houses and make not a dazzling display.”
According to Ali Sina,
“Women in Islam are regarded as sources of shame. Mohammed said they are awrah which can be translated as object of shame.” He goes on to say: “What is awrah? The Encyclopedia of Islam defines ‘awrah’ as pudendum, that is the external genitals, especially of the female. Pudendum derives from the Latin pudor which means sense of shame and modesty. So awrah signifys an object of shame that needs to be covered.” [ . . .]
“If a woman loses her awrah by eg.,through rape, she becomes the object of shame for her family and the only way to remove that shame and restore the honor is to remove that defiled woman. So you can say honor killing is cultural, but it is a culture that is deeply rooted in Islamic mindset and derives from it. [ . . .]
But you don’t have to be raped to become an exposed awrah and bring shame to your family. If you disobey your father who has consented that you marry a certain person you dishonor him. If you escape from your home for any reason including abuse, you have brought shame to your family and you could be haunted by your own brothers or even your mother and killed. If you reject a suitor, his pride can be injured and he may feel the urge to throw acid at your face to avenge and restore his honor.
Phyllis Chesler, emerita professor of psychology and women’s studies at the Richmond College of the City University of New York, published a study on honor killings in the Middle East Quarterly titled “World Wide Trends in Honor Killings” that gives an in-depth overview of this crime with facts and stats. Ms. Chesler, married to an Afghan man and held captive in Afghanistan, managed to escape back to the USA where she has worked tirelessly to educate women about the lack of gender equality in Islam. Continue reading here.
Original article is here.
Make sure to watch Michael Coren in this video about how those who make 'apologies' for honor killings. When honor killings are excused away, all of islam is getting off the hook. That is wrong and this counterjihadist's opinion is wrong, very very wrong.
This is a must watch video!
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