Honor Killings in Canada Reignite Cultural Debate

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On June 30, four women were found dead inside a car submerged in the Rideau Canal near Kingston, Ontario.
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Adam

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Jul 28, 2009
 
Obviously this is still a pathological crime. Although there is the cultural context of conservative Islam, honor killings are just as crazy and abnormal as school shootings or any other heinous violence.
Randy Rogers

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Jul 29, 2009
 

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The article does not really get to the point, which is that honour killings are the most extreme way muslims have of controlling their genetic destiny. I do not understand this obsession with dictating where your genes will go, but until this motivation is understood, it cannot be defeated.
Linda

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Jul 29, 2009
 
Randy Rogers wrote:
The article does not really get to the point, which is that honour killings are the most extreme way muslims have of controlling their genetic destiny. I do not understand this obsession with dictating where your genes will go, but until this motivation is understood, it cannot be defeated.
Randy, i think the point of the article was simply to bring the topic of honour killings to light, and to point readers to an example of a tradition clashing with modern life. It is interesting that muslims see honour killings as a way to control their genetic destiny, but saying that this is something that must be "defeated" doesn't quite sound right.
Janet

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Jul 29, 2009
 
What a terrifying culture to be a woman in. No thanks.
Anonymous

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Dec 7, 2009
 

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These people will be held accountable on judjment day before God. They will escape from men, but niot from God. I wonder what will they say to God, when The y meet him?
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They will be held accountable by God on judjment day. What will they say to God.
Greg

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Jun 30, 2010
 

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I pray that people in my country will realize that political correctness will not solve this problem and name the issue clearly: The majority of honor killings are done by Muslims. The more muslims that come to Canada the more honor killings are more likely to occur. The more Muslims that come to Canada the more noise you will hear about Sharia law. Ask a Muslim how seriously Arab governments would take a Canadian minority who demand for a Canadian -like law system,alongside Sharia....yeah you know the reverse would not happen because they are intolerant to other religions and Western ways of thinking. So we should stick to our values and reject any law system that would request a women to have four male witnesses for her testimony of rape to stick. Name one Muslim country with Sharia who treats their citizens especially those of other faiths or are not heterosexual with the level of humans rights that North America does? yeah couldn't name one either....but yet we should see if Sharia could work here? Any idiot could see where how that would go.
Greg

Fontana, CA

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Jun 30, 2010
 
and another thing!! why isn't our government doing anything to crack down on Muslims with extra wives in Canada?? since when is polygamy legal in Canada?it's not even being done only by immigrants but their first-generation children as well.
Kathryn

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Oct 24, 2011
 
People that immigrate to Canada need to realize that they are subject to Canadian laws. That these laws will not be changed to accommodate religious practices that in essence are utilized to cover up psychopath behavior. As a Canadian we should not try to rationalize "honor" killings thereby giving credence to this rite. There should be no sympathy for collective individuals conspiring to commit murders. Call it what it is murder. If they believe that their religion entitles them to act against the law, then they should also be honor bound to tell the truth and admit they killed the person. That being the case should they plead guilty and be subject to the law's penalty. If they plead not guilty and in fact did do is heinous crime, they should be subject not only to the lengthy incarceration but also the cost of the court trial for both the defense and the prosecution. Why as a taxpayer I am subjected to paying for the costs associated for their honor? Maybe if we applied these costs associated for the investigation time, prosecution cost and legal aid if they use one, it might act more of a deterrent than just the possibility of some jail time....
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Nanaimo, Canada

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Jan 25, 2012
 
end all muslim immigration,now.

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