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"637 Pakistani/1400 Indian 'Honour Killings"
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"637 Pakistani/1400 Indian 'Honour Killings"
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A couple of days ago, JPost reported on a finding from SAWA that:
Palestinian 'honor killings' up
This is incredible. I thought Palestinians of all people, with a much larger exposure to Western culture would be among the first to abandon this sort of barbarism.
What sort of culture compels men to kill their own daughter, sister, mother, wife - for the sake of "Honor"?
But nope, aparently the barbarism can't be abandon, even in the West. Police across Europe report that Muslim honor killings have increased significantly on the Continent, and only now do they recognize the phenomenon.
AFP reports that Britain has provided leadership on this issue and that the killings may be more numerous than any of the nations presume:
[.. Known cases of murder and rape committed to protect a family's honour are on the rise across Europe, forcing police to explore the reasons behind such crimes and how to stop them.
At a two-day conference in London, British police have been spearheading a campaign to fight so-called honour-based violence, typically committed against women to protect a family's reputation.
The problem is greatest in Islamic communities in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa, but it has spread as families migrate, bringing their traditional values with them. ... British authorities have started to properly recognise honour crimes over the past three years, but it is a problem that affected countries throughout Europe, where police are only just becoming aware, according to Richards. ..]
Aparently, EUtopians have allowed its Muslim communities to become insular. Recently articles from Germany note that Muslims have brought with them their customs and traditions. Among the less noble of these are sharia laws that reduce women to commodities in Islamist communities.
Their families force them into marriages at young ages, and when they resist, the women wind up beaten, raped, or worse. In some cases, women become the vessel through which clans receive punishment, like Mukhtar Mai's gang-rape in Pakistan.
When Europe experienced Muslim migration in asnwer to its chronic shortage of cheap labor as well as the inevitable result of its colonial history, the Losing Left whines against efforts to get the new migrants to assimilate into Western culture.
The result? especially in the most Socialists of these countries, are Muslim communities with little loyalty to their countries and almost no connection to the laws and norms of traditional European society and justice. European leadership has remained so clueless that they can't even know for sure that honor killings and rapes have increased -- just that they have learned to distinguish them better.
This is a critical lesson for countries like the US, Canada, Australia and other Western nations that take in large amounts of immigrants. Allowing segregated societies to flourish especially by providing services in multiple languages as the norm only creates interest groups with less connection to the central society.
In the extreme, it means that local governments cannot conduct their basic "raison d'etre" -- the protection of its most vulnerable citizens (women, children and the handicap).
I wonder if there are jews who engaged in honour killings. How about christians? Afterall there are jews & christians in the middle east & africa!
[ jews who engaged in honour killings. ]
They don't have a verse like this.
Dr. Deborah Schurman-Kauflin, Ph.D. writing in The Family Security Foundation, magazine note:
[.. When examining the lives of Muslims all over the world, it is plain that women do not fair well in Islam. In fact, here is a simple quote from volume 1, book 6, number 301:
quote Once Allah's Apostle went out to the Musalla (to offer the prayer) o 'Id-al-Adha or Al-Fitr prayer.
Then he passed by the women and said, "O women! Give alms, as I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you (women)."
They asked, "Why is it so, O Allah's Apostle?" He replied, "You curse frequently and are ungrateful to your husbands.
I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you. A cautious sensible man could be led astray by some of you."
The women asked,
"O Allah's Apostle! What is deficient in our intelligence and religion?"
He said, "Is not the evidence of two women equal to the witness of one man?"
They replied in the affirmative. He said, "This is the deficiency in her intelligence. Isn't it true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses?" The women replied in the affirmative.
He said, "This is the deficiency in her religion.” ..]
You can read the translation for yourself here:
and her article --> Importing Violence: The Danger of Immigration from Violent Cultures
^ Ive seen those degrading passages posted too often that even Im getting tired of it!
We are all aware of them already! No need to post it again and again.
In India, for example, more than 5,000 brides die annually because their dowries are considered insufficient, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Crimes of passion, which are treated extremely leniently in Latin America, are the same thing with a different name, some rights advocates say.
One of the links below states that one fifth of the world's 5000 annual honor killings takes place in Pakistan. Another that 1400+ women in the northern province of Sindh in India were honor killings. That makes up almost half of all the honor killings in the world.
In a gory instance of assertion of the caste divide, relatives of an `upper-caste' woman murder her and her Dalit husband in a Tamil Nadu village.What sort of culture compels men to kill their own daughter, sister, mother, wife - for the sake of "Honor"?
Delhi court has framed murder charges against a man for killing his married daughter last year after allegedly being enraged over her elopement with a boy.
In Sindh last year, in 2005, more than 3000 women killed in the incidents of the different kinds of violence. According to data released by an NGO in Sindh, 1457 women killed in the name of honor killing and 110 cases in which the man associated with the accused woman was also killed.
"After the rituals and the marriage ceremony were completed, I accepted everything," Arjay says. On his forehead a narrow, inch-long indentation from a rifle-butt remains as a souvenir of his ordeal. It was fresh when he went through his elaborate Hindu wedding, with priest and guests looking on, his wifeâ€™s face covered by her sari. "I was afraid," he says. "[I thought] if I did not go through that ceremony they might kill me."
Arjay was rescued by his family later the same day, but it was too late. "It is recognised by society that once the marriage has happened it has happened. It is a 100% holy marriage," Arjay says. "I think my wifeâ€™s family chose me and decided I would be a fit boy for their daughter, and at the same time they didnâ€™t have to pay a dowry."
From the standpoint of Western law, what difference does it make what the motive is? Is an honor killing by a Muslim MORE deadly, MORE illegal than the murder of a family member of a non-Muslim? Obviously they are just as prone to get capital punishment or life in prison as anyone else.But nope, aparently the barbarism can't be abandon, even in the West. Police across Europe report that Muslim honor killings have increased significantly on the Continent, and only now do they recognize the phenomenon.
How would that differ from any other campaign against family violence? Focus only on Muslims?At a two-day conference in London, British police have been spearheading a campaign to fight so-called honour-based violence, typically committed against women to protect a family's reputation.
The Muslim world looked too serous so I wanted to see how they humour themselves:
A man is taking a walk in Central park in New York. Suddenly he sees a little girl being attacked by a pit bull dog. He runs over and starts fighting with the dog. He succeeds in killing the dog and saving the girl's life.
A policeman who was watching the scene walks over and says, "You are a hero, tomorrow you can read it in all the newspapers: 'Brave New Yorker saves the life of little girl'."
The man says, "But I am not a New Yorker!"
The policeman replies, "Oh, then it will say in newspapers in the morning: 'Brave American saves life of little girl'."
"But I am not an American!", says the man.
"Oh, what are you then?", asks the policeman.
"I am a Saudi!", the man replies.
The next day's headlines:- "Islamic extremist kills innocent American dog."
Did you hear about the Muslim strip club? It features full facial nudity!
Why do Palestinians find it convenient to live on the West Bank? Because just a stone's throw from Israel!
Why are Palestinian boys luckier than American boys? Because every Palestinian boy will get to join a rock group!
A small plane carrying Yassir Arafat and all his top lieutenants crashes and all aboard are killed. Who is saved? The Palestinian people!
A Palestinian suspect was being grilled by Israeli police. "Honest, I'm not a suicide bomber," he said. "I didn't say I wanted to blow myself up so I could sleep with 72 virgins. All I said was I'm dying to get laid!"
What does the sign say above the nursery in a Palestinian maternity ward? "Live ammunition."
A Palestinian girl says to her mommy, "After Abdul blows up, can I have his room?"
What do you call a first-time offender in Saudi Arabia? Lefty!
No wonder Muslims aint laughin!
A MOROCCAN court has sentenced two journalists who published a list of popular jokes about Islam, sex and politics to suspended three-year jail terms and banned their magazine for two months.
Editors and journalists at Nichane, which means â€œAs it isâ€, had feared the worst when the state prosecutor said last week the magazine should be banned for good and the two journalists jailed for up to five years and forbidden from practising journalism.
But the Casablanca court's presiding judge, Noureddine Ghassin, handed down a lighter sentence. As well as the two-month ban, he fined Nichane 80,000 Moroccan dirhams ($12,000).
Andak, you sure you wanna retire in that humor-forsaken muslim land?
Yes, I do want to retire there. If the real estate boom doesn't make it prohibitive. There is a huge amount of development going on right now.
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