Finding 'izzat' (honour) in cowardly murder

Apr 1, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Daily Times

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) in its recent annual report said, “At least 943 women were killed in the name of honour in the country, of which 93 were minors.” While reliable worldwide estimates of honour killing incidence do not exist, a UN study in 2000 suggested there were as many as 5,000 women and girls killed each year by a family member as part of some so-called honour crime ...

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"Honour killing is defined as ‘a murder carried out as a commission from the extended family, to restore honour after the family has been dishonoured. As a rule, the basic cause is a rumour that any female family member has behaved in an immoral way’. Consequently, a violation of a woman’s honour requires severe action, as a Jordanian tribal leader explains matter-of-factly:'A woman is like an olive tree. When its branch catches woodworm, it has to be chopped off so that society stays clean and pure ...'"

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There's no "honor" in Islam. Just misery.
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Let me get this straight.....they murder members of their own family to restore "honor"? That's a bit hard to make sense of.

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Faith wrote:
Let me get this straight.....they murder members of their own family to restore "honor"? That's a bit hard to make sense of.
They're primates.
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Faith wrote:
Let me get this straight.....they murder members of their own family to restore "honor"? That's a bit hard to make sense of.
Your quotes are right. I couldn't think of anything less "honourable" than these murders.

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