Put “honour killing Wikipedia” into google and see what you get. First impression will be that this is a huge issue in today´s world.
It is hard to know where to start there is so much material available. I happened to open up the following facebook site
The murder of a family or clan member by one or more fellow family members, when the murderers (and potentially the wider community) believe the victim to have brought dishonour upon the family, clan, or community, normally by
(a) utilizing dress codes unacceptable to certain people or (b) engaging in certain sexual acts.
These killings result from the perception that defense of honour justifies killing a person whose behavior dishonours their clan or family.
The United Nations Population Fund estimates that the annual worldwide total of honour-killing victims may be as high as 5,000.
With this Group I hope to reach millions of people who are against this horrible tradition…
These atrocities are happening all over the world while we stand by and do nothing.
It’s time for us To Wake Up and face the truth, Honour Killings Do Exist and need to Be banished…
Imagine The Person That Is murdered being Your brother, your sister, your cousin, your daughter, your son or even your best friend….Could You live with Yourself knowing that the killing was your fault… Think about it, It’s not Honour that comes out of it but Shame, only SHAME and the DEATH of a Human Being that Did Nothing Wrong… To take someone’s life is only God’s Task and not Ours!!!
Their Story Must Be Told To The World!
The Facebook site above seems most interesting.
The question I wish to ask is: does the issue effect mainly Muslim families, that is is it mainly a product of the religion of Islam?
Is it exclusively so? Does it effect other tribal societies in the world?
But mainly if it is not exclusively Muslim then is it mainly Musl.im?
These are important issues.
On the Pamela Geller website Pamela opens up today with news that she pamela is being sued for a colossal amount, the reason being that Palela and Robert Spencer of Jihadwatch were involved in helping a young Muslim woman escaping from that Muslim family, which the young woman thought were going to perform this act on her, in other words kill here. An honour killing in action!
As they say: No good turn does not deserve punishment!
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Please also keep an eye on www.jihadwatch.org because although not up yet Robert Spencer or Marisol will be surely covering this, and the comment section on Jihadwatch is particularly sharp.
For ourselves on 4international we think this is only the start. The issue of the use of the courts against Free Speech is really one of the main issues that we all face, and this is especially the case in Europe, above all in Britain, where the ñlibel laws are particularly reactionary and against Free Speech, where the defendent is always at an (in-built) disadvantage.
We urge all readers of 4international. and all sites we are in contact with, to support Pamela Geller to the utmost, and urgently