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Friday, January 11, 2008

Honor Killing. Again.

I don't even bother trying to post about every honor killing I read about in the news because there aren't enough hours in a lifetime to do so, but I try to honor the memory of those treated like sub-human creatures by occasionally drawing your attention to their sad, shortened existences and remeber that these crimes are being carried out all over the world. Here is Shafilea Ahmed's story.
Don't forget to visit Stop Honor Killings.

5 comments:

Jumana said...

In Jordan, if the King wanted to end honor killing laws that help get killers of the hook with reduced sentences, he can do it now, this moment, this second. Why the wait? Whay all this talk about how progressive the king and queen but where it counts, to save lives, nothing happens. at the same time, our regime is friends with the number 1 killer of Muslim and Arab women, the Americans and the Israelis.

Bongi said...

jumana, muslims kill muslims. face it. fucking allah is to blame.

Teacherlady said...

... And I blame mankind, but hey... What's more important is what we're doing to try to stop it rather than finger-pointing which doesn't get us anywhere.
Regardless of who we feel is to blame, inaction is something a lot of us is guilty of... If all three of us can agree the killing is wrong, we have more in common than you may think. We value human life.

shlemazl said...

Muslims would like to do something about it, but they are too busy. Their time is fully occupied blaiming Americans and Israelis (like jumana) and fighting Islamophobia: http://www.mpacuk.org/content/view/4310/

Poor girl...

TeacherLady said...

The issue I'm addressing is honor killings- where a man feels it is his right to kill his own daughter or sister or wife for the sake of family honor... War, as horrific as it is as well, is an entirely different beast where the enemy appears as anonymous figures and whole numbers of people are dispatched with the exlposion of a long range weapon... Honor killings involve family, people who are supposed to love you and protect you failing in that promise out of some outdated, hypocritical belief.