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  • Chechen leader: Male relatives were right to shoot women with "loose morals"

    02/28/2009 5:32:37 PM PST · by Roger_Wildcat · 21 replies · 1,052+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | February 28, 2009
    The bullnecked president of Chechnya emerged from afternoon prayers at the mosque and with chilling composure explained why seven young women who had been shot in the head deserved to die. Ramzan Kadyrov said the women, whose bodies were found dumped by the roadside, had "loose morals" and were rightfully shot by male relatives in honor killings. "If a woman runs around and if a man runs around with her, both of them are killed," Kadyrov told journalists in the capital of this Russian republic...
  • Gruesome Killing Poses Another Test For US Muslims

    02/21/2009 4:52:49 PM PST · by Steelfish · 56 replies · 1,387+ views
    SFChronicle ^ | February 21, 2009
    Gruesome killing poses another test for US Muslims ERIC GORSKI, AP Religion Writer February 21, 2009 The crime was so brutal, shocking and rife with the worst possible stereotypes about their faith that some U.S. Muslims thought the initial reports were a hoax. The harsh reality of what happened in an affluent suburb of Buffalo, N.Y. — the beheading of 37-year-old Aasiya Hassan and arrest of her estranged husband in the killing — is another crucible for American Muslims. Here was a couple that appeared to be the picture of assimilation and tolerance, co-founders of a television network that aspired...
  • From Islamabad To Bradford (The New Spirit Of Appeasement Grips The West Alert)

    02/21/2009 6:05:54 AM PST · by goldstategop · 10 replies · 625+ views
    National Review ^ | 12/21/2009 | Mark Steyn
    It is hard to understand this deal,” said Richard Holbrooke, President Obama’s special envoy. And, if the special envoy of the so-called smartest and most impressive administration in living memory can’t understand it, what chance do the rest of us have? Nevertheless, let’s try. In the Swat Valley, where a young Winston Churchill once served with the Malakand Field Force battling Muslim insurgents, his successors have concluded the game isn’t worth the candle. In return for a temporary ceasefire, the Pakistani government agreed to let the local franchise of the Taliban impose its industrial strength version of sharia across the...
  • Buffalo Beheading

    02/16/2009 2:40:31 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies · 1,806+ views
    NY Post ^ | 2/15/09 | Kevin Purdy and Adam Nichols
    An upstate TV exec who set up a channel promoting Muslims as peace-loving people was stressed about his failing business in the days before he allegedly chopped off his estranged wife's head, a friend of the couple said today. ..... Hassan, who founded Bridges TV in 2004 to counter anti-Islam stereotypes following 9/11, turned himself in to cops Thursday in the Buffalo suburb of Orchard Park. Police later found his beheaded wife in the TV studios.
  • Headless Body In Gutless Press (Mark Steyn On Honor Killings And The MSM Alert)

    02/15/2009 5:06:01 PM PST · by goldstategop · 25 replies · 3,024+ views
    National Review ^ | 2/15/2009 | Mark Steyn
    Just asking, but are beheadings common in western New York? I used to spend a lot of time in that neck of the woods and I don't remember decapitation as a routine form of murder. Yet the killing of Aasiya Hassan seems to have elicited a very muted response. When poor Mrs Hassan's husband launched his TV network to counter negative stereotypes of Muslims, he had no difficulty generating column inches, as far afield as The Columbus Dispatch, The Detroit Free Press, The San Jose Mercury News, Variety, NBC News, the Voice of America and the Canadian Press. The Rochester...
  • Situating Honorcide

    11/18/2008 5:02:58 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies · 228+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | November 18, 2008 | David Solway
    The subject of “honor killings” is gradually becoming a matter of public controversy these days. The incidence of these crimes appears to be rising although the response to them is ambiguous and vacillating. There is little doubt that something alarming is happening—and has been happening for a long while—and that what we are really witnessing is a form of culture-specific violent behavior. But the general tendency among Muslim spokespeople and social activists is to average out these tragic events as part of a garden variety social phenomenon that is statistically inevitable. When 16 year-old Aqsa Parvez of Mississauga, Ontario was...
  • ‘Burying women alive for honour is tribal tradition’ (Pakistan)

    08/30/2008 1:06:43 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 36 replies · 290+ views
    Daily Times ^ | 8-30-08 | Tahir Niaz
    * Baloch senator Israrullah Zehri says members should not politicise issue ISLAMABAD: The killing of women for honour is a demand of the tribal traditions, Balochistan Senator Israrullah Zehri informed the Senate on Friday. Zehri was responding to Senator Yasmeen Shah’s statement in which she had drawn the House’s attention towards reports that five women had been buried alive in Balochistan in the name of honour. She called it a sheer violation of human rights. Zehri asked the members not to politicise the issue, as it was a matter of safeguarding the tribal traditions. Leader of the Opposition in Senate...
  • Pakistan - Burying of women alive defended in Senate

    08/30/2008 1:27:15 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 350+ views
    Dawn.com (Islamabad) ^ | August 30, 2008 | Ahmed Hassan
    ISLAMABAD, Aug 29: Balochistan Senator Sardar Israrullah Zehri stunned the upper house on Friday when he defended the recent incident of burying alive three teenage girls and two women in his province, saying it was part of “our tribal custom.” Senator Bibi Yasmin Shah of the PML-Q raised the issue citing a newspaper report that the girls, three of them aged between 16 and 18 years, had been buried alive a month ago for wishing to marry of their own will. The barbaric incident took place in a remote village of Jafarabad district and a PPP minister and some...
  • CNN Avoids Mentioning Islam in Segment on 'Honor Killings'

    08/11/2008 12:11:48 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies · 87+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Quite a feat: CNN has pulled off the MSM equivalent of describing a spiral staircase without using one's hands. It has managed to produce a segment on "honor killings" and related violence in the UK . . . without using the word "Muslim" or "Islam." CNN Newsroom anchor Don Lemon introduced the segment this afternoon at 1:37 PM EDT. DON LEMON: Women forced into marriages, or killed for having the wrong boyfriend. So-called "honor crimes" are often committed by fathers or brothers when daughters do something that supposedly brings shame on the family. It's on the rise in Britain, and...
  • Murder in the Family: Honor Killings in America

    07/27/2008 2:49:53 PM PDT · by nmh · 17 replies · 151+ views
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | Saturday, July 26, 2008 | Fox news
    Murder in the Family: Honor Killings in America When she was just 19, Sandeela Kanwal traveled from America to Pakistan for an arranged marriage to a cousin twice her age. Less than six years later, she was dead — strangled — and her father, Chaudhry Rashid, was arrested by police as the suspect for what some have called an "honor killing." After their marriage, Kanwal had lived in the United States apart from her husband, who remained in Pakistan. She was reunited with him in April at her family home in Atlanta, but he moved to Chicago days later, leaving...
  • Honor killing perpetrators welcomed by society, study reveals ( ROP )

    07/15/2008 1:29:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies · 139+ views
    Feza Newspaper ^ | 12 July 2008 | MURAT GEZER
    honor killings has so far shown that little if any social stigma is attached to the act. 100 percent say they do not regret their actions, Professor Bağlı notes. In some cases, the victim’s relatives even praised the perpetrator... cheating is an unforgivable act in the Southeast, even for a woman who “cheats” after divorcing her husband by remarrying. “The ultimate punishment in such a situation is death. Both the groom’s and the bride’s families agree on this. Murder becomes inevitable when honor is at stake and turning to murder in such a situation is seen as a respectable act...
  • Motif of violence

    07/14/2008 4:44:20 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 29+ views
    The Hindu ^ | Jul 13, 2008 | KALPANA SHARMA
    Afghanistan is once again in the news with the horrific bombing of the Indian embassy in Kabul. Violence has remained a motif in a country trying hard to build a peaceful civil society. Everyone pays for this continuing violence — men, women and children — not just with their lives but also through the abysmal quality of their lives if and when they do survive. Although some things have improved in Afghanistan since the Taliban regime was removed, much remains difficult to tackle, not least the problems women face. Hamid Karzai’s government has set up a Ministry of Women’s Affairs...
  • Red Tape Makes it Harder to Prevent Honor Killings

    05/30/2008 2:54:48 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 17 replies · 179+ views
    Spiegel Online ^ | May 27, 2008 | Andrea Brandt and Andreas Ulrich
    German red tape and a lack of will on the part of officialdom is putting some Muslim women in a very dangerous position. Instead of protecting them from the threat of honor killings, some of the bureaucracy actually increases the risk. The little girl with the pigtails stands at the window staring into the green courtyard. She wants to go outside with her mother to play. "No," the young woman says, "it just rained." In truth, the sun was shining on the major western German city last Wednesday. But the mother is trying to shield her four-year-old daughter from the...
  • Iraq Girl Murdered By Dad For Loving A Brit Squaddie (Honor Killing)

    By Victoria Ward April 28, 2008 An Iraqi who murdered his teenage daughter for falling in love with a British soldier will not face charges. Rand Abdel-Qader, 17, had grown close to a blond infantryman known only as Paul in Basra. When her father Ali Abdel-Qader found out, he went berserk, beating her and stamping on her throat in an "honour killing". But astonishingly Ali - who has Basra government and police links - was released after being held for two hours. Sgt Ali Jabbar said: "Not much can be done when we have an honour killing. You are in...
  • 'My Daughter Deserved To Die For Falling In Love'

    05/10/2008 7:11:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies · 183+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | May 11 2008 | Afif Sarhan in Basra and Caroline Davies
    Two weeks ago, The Observer revealed how 17-year-old student Rand Abdel-Qader was beaten to death by her father after becoming infatuated with a British soldier in Basra. In this remarkable interview, Abdel-Qader Ali explains why he is unrepentant - and how police backed his actions. Afif Sarhan in Basra and Caroline Davies report * Afif Sarhan in Basra and Caroline Davies * The Observer, * Sunday May 11 2008 For Abdel-Qader Ali there is only one regret: that he did not kill his daughter at birth. 'If I had realised then what she would become, I would have killed her...
  • 'My daughter deserved to die for falling in love'

    05/10/2008 7:07:11 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 47 replies · 97+ views
    Two weeks after The Observer revealed the shocking story of Rand Abdel-Qader, 17, murdered because of her infatuation with a British solider in Basra, southern Iraq, her father is defiant. Sitting in the front garden of his well-kept home in the city's Al-Fursi district, he remains a free man, despite having stamped on, suffocated and then stabbed his student daughter to death. Abdel-Qader, 46, a government employee, was initially arrested but released after two hours. Astonishingly, he said, police congratulated him on what he had done. 'They are men and know what honour is,' he said. Rand, who was studying...
  • THE DEATH OF A MUSLIM WOMAN : "The Whore Lived Like a German"

    05/03/2008 11:45:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies · 81+ views
    SPIEGEL ^ | March 02, 2005 | Jody K. Biehl
    In the past four months, six Muslim women living in Berlin have been brutally murdered by family members. Their crime? Trying to break free and live Western lifestyles. Within their communities, the killers are revered as heroes for preserving their family dignity. How can such a horrific and shockingly archaic practice be flourishing in the heart of Europe? The deaths have sparked momentary outrage, but will they change the grim reality for Muslim women? The shots came from nowhere and within minutes the young Turkish mother standing at the Berlin bus stop was dead. A telephone call from a relative...
  • Politcians reject 'honour' crime reforms

    03/30/2008 5:20:55 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 12 replies · 458+ views
    Stophonourkillings.com ^ | March 28, 2008 | Basim al-Shara'
    Efforts to toughen sentences meet opposition from Islamists. The country’s powerful Islamic parties and leaders are resisting reform of a law that sanctions lenient punishments for those found guilty of so-called honour killings. Article 111 of the Iraqi penal code - passed in 1969 - allows a lesser punishment for the killing of women if the male defendants are found to have had “honourable motives”. Under the law, a man can receive a maximum of three years in prison if he immediately kills or disables his wife or girlfriend after witnessing her engaging in a sexual act with another man....
  • Threat Matrix: February 2008

    02/01/2008 6:55:58 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,614 replies · 19,265+ views
    Is the U.S. Failing in Afghanistan? It was malice in wonderland at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday as Bush Administration envoys insisted things are getting better in Afghanistan, while angry lawmakers from both parties cited facts and figures showing just the opposite. Even the senior Republican on the panel, Senator Richard Lugar, found the Administration's claims wanting. "I'm not sure that we have a plan for Afghanistan," he said. Long seen as the "forgotten war" eclipsed by Iraq in U.S. priorities, Afghanistan is in the Washington spotlight this week with the release of three independent reports concluding...
  • ‘Honour’ killings grow as girl, 17, stoned to death

    02/12/2008 3:53:57 PM PST · by ddtorquee · 32 replies · 140+ views
    It is seven months since Du’aa was stoned to death by a mob in the Kurdish hillside village of Basshiqa, northern Iraq ...Du’aa was taken to the home of Sheikh Sulaiman Sulaiman, the senior Yazidi figure in the village. ...A 65-year-old uncle, Salim, a science teacher, backed the head of their tribe, Omar Hamko, 73, in demanding that she be killed to “cleanse the family honour”. Her father would not countenance it. He proposed that she be married to a cousin and moved to Syria. ...When the uncle insisted that he would decide Du’aa’s fate as the elder sibling and...
  • U.K. Report: Police 'afraid to act against honour crimes in case they are called racist'

    02/03/2008 8:36:12 PM PST · by Stoat · 31 replies · 378+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 4, 2008 | CHARLOTTE GILL
    Police and authorities 'afraid to act against honour crimes in case they are called racist', claims reportBy CHARLOTTE GILL - More by this author » Last updated at 01:01am on 4th February 2008 Lured to India and killed: Surjit Kaur Athwal Teachers, police and councils are afraid to take action against so-called honour crimes for fear of being accused of racism, it is claimed. Women are also being betrayed by community figures who believe those who break traditional taboos deserve to be punished, the report found.  Researchers say taxi drivers, police and government workers of Asian origin are returning women...
  • Asian PCs 'blocking crackdown on honour killings'

    02/03/2008 1:06:26 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 5 replies · 537+ views
    Dailymail.co.uk ^ | 3rd February 2008 | MILES GOSLETT and DANIEL BOFFEY
    Some Asians in the police and in Government jobs have been accused of blocking the crackdown against so-called honour killings. It is alleged they are not only failing to help desperate women trying to flee abuse and arranged marriages but are actively encouraging punishment for those they believe are breaking traditional taboos. Terrified victims who seek official help are even being tracked down by a network of Asian men working in Government departments and social services, according to a study written by the think-tank Social Cohesion. One woman was found by her family after she signed on at a Jobcentre...
  • Honor Killing in Texas (Human Events.com)

    01/11/2008 4:23:05 PM PST · by fanfan · 19 replies · 810+ views
    Human Events. com ^ | 01/08/2008 | Robert Spencer
    Amina Said, 18, and her sister Sarah, 17, smile happily in one widely circulating photo, and Amina is wearing what looks like a sweatshirt bearing the name “AMERICAN.” But their fate may have been the herald of a new, disquieting feature of the American landscape: honor killing. Amina and Sarah were shot dead in Irving, Texas, on New Year’s Day. Police are searching for their father, Yaser Abdel Said, on a warrant for capital murder. The girls’ great aunt, Gail Gartrell, told reporters, “This was an honor killing.” She explained that Yaser Said had long abused the girls, and after...
  • Girl found dead in river 'had feared a forced marriage'

    01/08/2008 9:43:04 PM PST · by camerakid400 · 28 replies · 124+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Jan 9 07 | Helen Carter
    he parents of a 17-year-old girl whose badly decomposed body was found in a river may have been trying to force her into marriage against her will, an inquest heard yesterday. Shafilea Ahmed disappeared from her home in Warrington, Cheshire, four months after a family trip to Pakistan, on which she was introduced to a potential suitor. During the holiday she drank bleach and self-harmed in an apparent cry for help. The inquest was also told of reports that she had been subjected to domestic abuse at home. Police launched a murder inquiry after her body was found concealed in...
  • Slain Lewisville sisters mourned at Christian, Muslim services

    01/06/2008 7:43:30 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 37 replies · 256+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | January 6, 2008 | TANYA EISERER
    ...Sarah and Amina Yaser Said were buried in a Muslim cemetery in Denton on Saturday....Their Christian funeral service Saturday – followed by a Muslim service later in the day – served as a reminder of the promise their short lives held and the needless tragedy of their deaths. Police believe they were killed by their father, a 50-year-old cabdriver. And the police presence was a reminder that the girls' Egyptian-born father, Yaser Abdel Said, is still on the run. Amina, 18, and Sarah Yaser Said, 17, were found shot to death in a taxi at an Irving motel Tuesday night.......
  • Texas Manhunt Continues for Father Suspected of Killing Teen Girls (Religion of Peace Alert)

    01/04/2008 10:55:45 AM PST · by tobyhill · 52 replies · 194+ views
    fox news ^ | 1/4/2007 | fox news
    A manhunt in Texas continued Friday for a father accused of shooting his teen daughters and leaving them to die in a taxi. Yaser Abdel Said, 50, of Lewisville, Texas, is wanted for shooting Sarah Yaser Said, 17, and Amina Yaser Said, 18, in his taxi Tuesday night. Police say they don't have a motive for the shootings, but believe a domestic issue may have led to the deaths. Friends gathered Thursday night for a vigil to remember the sisters. The girls' mother, who has been in hiding since the shootings, attended. The victims' brother made a statement at the...
  • Muslim "honor" killing in Dallas

    01/02/2008 9:39:35 PM PST · by gop4lyf · 54 replies · 563+ views
    Father May Have Killed Daughters For 'Honor' Last Edited: Wednesday, 02 Jan 2008, 8:21 PM CST Created: Wednesday, 02 Jan 2008, 7:02 AM CST RVING, Texas -- A Dallas-area father may have shot his two teenage daughters to death because their Westernized clothes and behavior brought him shame, family members say. Police are still looking for 50-year-old Yaser Said of Lewisville. Tuesday night they found his abandonded taxicab parked near an Irving hotel with his two daughters murdered in the back seat. Investigators say either Sarah Yaser Said, 17, or Amina Yaser Said, 18, called 911 around 7:30 p.m., saying...
  • Challenge: Who will create the Aqsa Parvez Shelter for battered Muslim women? [Michelle Malkin]

    12/18/2007 6:34:20 PM PST · by the anti-liberal · 14 replies · 143+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | Michelle Malkin
    Challenge: Who will create the Aqsa Parvez Shelter for battered Muslim women? By Michelle Malkin  •  December 18, 2007 10:16 AM Phyllis Chesler at PJM challenges the multiculti cult and feminists to create battered Muslim women shelters to memorialize the murder of teenager Aqsa Parvez: In The Death of Feminism: What’s Next in the Struggle for Women’s Freedom, I recount examples of Muslim families both in the West and in the Islamic East who trick their daughters into returning home so that they can kill them.In Aqsa’s case, within weeks, she ran away from home a second time.At this point, she really...
  • Justice Bader Ginsburg visits Atlanta, noting threats to women's rights

    10/22/2007 3:58:44 PM PDT · by Baladas · 14 replies · 150+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10/21/07 | Steve Visser
    She is short, powerful and understated. And at one time, she was underestimated. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made clear her perspective on some issues when she spoke Sunday at an Atlanta synagogue. It matters that women and minorities are on the high court — if only for the public get equal access to the bathroom, she said in one of the lighter moments of her talk. The court itself, while collegial, has entered a period of turbulence with a series of 5-4 decisions that started with Bush v. Gore, the decision that ended the 2000 presidential election...
  • A 17 year old girl is sentenced to death by hanging (ROP Alert, obviously)

    10/21/2007 9:21:05 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 69 replies · 1,759+ views
    SocialDailyNews.com ^ | October 21, 2007
    Nazanin, 17,  was sentenced to death by hanging for defending herself against three rapists.  A young girl who defended herself and her chastity against three male assailants who intended to kidnap and rape her causing injury to one of them who later died in hospital was condemned to death by hanging in an Islamic court in Iran.Nazanin who has seen no more than 17 Springs, all of which under the tyrannical rule of the Mullahs is now facing execution for trying to defend herself and her honor.  No where in the world and under no law self defense is considered...
  • The Violent Oppression of Women in Islam

    10/17/2007 10:52:10 PM PDT · by Posting · 13 replies · 122+ views
    FrontPage ^ | October 5, 2007
    The Violent Oppression of Women in Islam   By Robert Spencer and Phyllis Chesler FrontPageMagazine.com | Friday, October 05, 2007 The booklet that you are about to read details some of the principal ways in which women suffer in the Islamic world – often with religious and cultural sanction. Many of these crimes against women, such as wife-beating, are ordained by the Qur’an itself; others, such as female genital mutilation and honor killing, are praised by Islamic clerics and hallowed by Islamic culture. That feminists in the West remain silent about this deeply ingrained and institutionalized mistreatment of women,...
  • Abused Asian women killing themselves on UK tracks

    09/23/2007 7:45:50 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 30 replies · 356+ views
    Times of India ^ | 24 Sep 2007, 0000 hrs IST
    LONDON: A large number of Asian women in Britain are committing suicide by taking to railway tracks, a report has revealed. One third of the total suicides in Britain now happen on a particular stretch of track going through Southall, west London, which has a large Asian community, the Daily Mail reported here on Sunday, citing the report of First Great Western train company. "Suicide on the railway is a national issue and is a terrible tragedy for all involved, including crews. First Great Western has seen a number of suicides on the main line in an area west of...
  • Ruling on honour killings (Islam Q & A)

    08/22/2007 3:38:38 PM PDT · by Salman · 5 replies · 543+ views
    Islam Q&A ^ | 8-22-2007 | Islam Q&A
    ... The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) has explained to us the reasons for which it becomes permissible to shed this blood. He said: “It is not permissible to shed the blood of a Muslim who bears witness that there is no god but Allaah and that I am the Messenger of Allaah except in three cases: a life for a life (murder), zina of one of who is previously-married (adultery), and the one who changes his religion and forsakes the jamaa’ah.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari (6370) and Muslim (3175). From this it is clear that zina...
  • The Muslim Honor Killing Hollywood Doesn't Want You to See

    08/17/2007 6:03:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies · 1,964+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 8/17/2007 | Debbie Schlussel
    The Muslim Honor Killing Hollywood Doesn't Want You to See   By Debbie SchlusselFrontPageMagazine.com | 8/17/2007 To update an old Mark Twain (and Benjamin Disraeli) quote, there are lies, damned lies, and Hollywood scripts. Sometimes the lies are not what is in the script, but what is removed under pressure from whining, politically correct interest groups. These days, those groups are primarily Muslim and Middle Eastern. Honor Killing Scene Deleted From "ICE, The Movie" a/k/a "Crossing Over" Muslim groups have successfully gotten scenes--accurately depicting them as terrorists and murderers--removed from scripts or changed to another, more acceptable nationality. Brilliant...
  • Two-hour rape and torture of honour killing girl murdered by her family

    07/21/2007 1:44:54 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 39 replies · 2,291+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 20th July 2007
    The father and uncle of honour killing victim Banaz Mahmod were jailed for life today for her murder. Mahmod Mahmod, 54, was told he will have to serve a minimumn of 20 years while his brother Ari, 51, will have to serve at least 23 years. Horrific details were revealed yesterday of the last hours of the young Kurdish woman murdered by her family for falling in love with the wrong man. Banaz Mahmod, 20, was brutally raped and stamped on during a two-hour ordeal before being garotted. One of her killers, the Old Bailey was told, was 30-year-old Mohamad...
  • Mutilation And Killing For Muslim "Honor" – A Family Affair: (Part Two of Three)

    06/25/2007 1:23:25 PM PDT · by mrbeach862 · 5 replies · 561+ views
    FamilySecurityMatters.org ^ | June 25th, 2007 | Adrian Morgan
    It is utterly impossible for the Western mind to embrace the repugnant practice of “honor” killings, whether in Muslims’ own lands, or here. But here we may be doomed to do so if we continue to allow Muslim immigration into this country unchecked. FSM Contributing Editor Adrian Morgan paints the grisly picture. For full article see: http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/terrorism.php?id=1090832
  • Islamic Honor Killing Coming to America Soon?

    05/06/2007 5:43:13 PM PDT · by FARS · 61 replies · 1,904+ views
    AntiMullah & Videos ^ | 5/5/07 | Alan Peters
    The videos will need to be viewed on the site. A couple of them are unpleasant and not for FR. One of them, of the poor girl being mercilessly beaten to death has been almost completely pulled from the Internet. I suggest you take a look at this video of a teenager beaten and stoned to death, very recently, for spending the night away from her home and for having a Sunni boyfriend, who was not of her Zeidi (non-Moslem) sect. Moslems were OUTRAGED - but not for this cruel death, similar to those they regularly impose themselves, but because...
  • Question

    05/05/2007 5:41:11 PM PDT · by gallaxyglue · 14 replies · 607+ views
    FReepers-I am curious as to whether there have been any documentations of prosecutions in U.S. courts of honor killings, female circumcision, wife beatings, etc. among the Muslim population in the United States--the kind of atrocities uncovred by Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Teo van Gogh in Holland (and the rest of Europe). I suspect that it must happen here, but can't recall reading or hearing anything about any incidents. I am in contact with an Islamic woman's shelter in Chicago and know of abuses such as women being broughtto the U. S. as slaves, but, as far as I know, the...
  • Family kills girl, video on web (Mideast Feminism)

    05/05/2007 8:01:21 AM PDT · by Cornpone · 77 replies · 6,832+ views
    News24 (South Africa) ^ | 5 May 2007 | News24
    Baghdad - Cellphone videos have appeared on the internet showing an Iraqi mob stoning and kicking to death a 17-year-old girl after she offended her community by eloping with a Muslim man. Doaa Khalil Aswad was a member of northern Iraq's Yazidi minority and, according to reports in the Kurdish media, her family murdered her last month after she fell in love with a Muslim. In the video, Aswad is shown lying on a road as men kick her and throw a large lump of rock or concrete at her head. Her face is drenched in blood. Uniformed and armed...
  • Group Asks School To Discipline Teacher Over Anti-Islam Handouts(cair)

    02/22/2007 4:21:59 PM PST · by mdittmar · 16 replies · 578+ views
    WSOC ^ | February 22, 2007 | ap
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- National Islamic advocates on Wednesday asked Wake County schools officials to discipline a teacher they say allowed anti-Islam literature to be distributed in his class. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, wrote Superintendent Del Burns asking that the incident at Enloe High School be investigated. According to the council, a representative from the Raleigh-based Kamil International Ministries Organization spoke to a ninth-grade world history class and distributed literature about Jesus and a handout titled "Do Not Marry a Muslim Man." The incident was reported by the father of a Muslim student, CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper said....
  • Iran to create women-only island

    02/21/2007 6:55:54 AM PST · by presidio9 · 54 replies · 2,284+ views
    afp ^ | 02/21/07
    Iran is seeking to create a paradise for female tourists by turning an island on a northwestern lake into male-free zone, the press reported on Wednesday. All public transport, restaurants and facilities on the island -- on the gigantic Oroumiyeh lake close to the Turkish border -- will be staffed only by women, officials said. "The island of Arezou (Wish), one of the 102 islands in the Oroumiyeh Lake, will be equipped especially for women," a municipal official in the West Azerbaijan province, identified only as Aghai, was quoted as saying by the Tehran Emrouz newspaper. "There will be no...
  • Cervical Cancer Shot May Be Standard In 6th Grade

    09/13/2006 4:14:30 AM PDT · by Abathar · 406 replies · 4,366+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | September 12, 2006 | AP
    A bipartisan group of Michigan lawmakers wants all sixth-grade girls to be vaccinated against cervical cancer. A Republican state senator who is the lead sponsor said it's the first legislation of its kind in the U.S. The vaccine was approved by federal regulators this summer and hailed as a breakthrough in cancer prevention. The shots prevent infections from strains of a sexually transmitted virus -- human papilloma virus, or HPV -- that can cause cervical cancer and genital warts. At the time, conservatives expressed concern that schools would require the vaccine for enrollment. They argue that such mandates infringe on...
  • UK Muslim leaders want concessions to 'calm' hotheads??

    08/15/2006 11:09:47 AM PDT · by Indomitable_Briton · 112 replies · 2,586+ views
    Muslim leaders summoned to talks with the Government on tackling extremism in their midst called for public holidays to mark their religious festivals. The Whitehall meeting was set up in response to last week's airline bomb plot discovery. Communities Secretary Ruth Kelly had prepared an uncompromising message on the need to tackle dangerous radicalism. But, in what she admitted were 'sharp' exchanges, some senior Muslim figures turned the tables yesterday and made a series of demands which also included the introduction of Sharia law for family matters. Dr Syed Aziz Pasha, secretary general of the Union of Muslim Organisations of...
  • What right have Muslims to claim moral superiority?

    07/21/2006 10:52:31 AM PDT · by zaxxon · 35 replies · 1,155+ views
    The Times Online/UK ^ | July 20, 2006 | Mary Ann Sieghart
    Rarely does a news story bring tears to the eyes. But when I read the account last week of the murder of Samaira Nazir in an “honour killing” (surely an oxymoron), I nearly wept. Here was a bright, articulate graduate who had her throat cut, was stabbed 18 times by her brother and cousin because she wanted to marry a Muslim man whom her family had not chosen. The details were particularly horrific. Her mother stood and watched as she was murdered — how could any mother do that? Her two nieces, aged just 2 and 4, were forced to...
  • No Honor (on the honor killings)

    07/12/2006 6:03:47 AM PDT · by blitzgig · 12 replies · 627+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 7/12/06 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Samaira Nazir was brutally and needlessly murdered. The 25-year-old in Southall, England, was killed in April of last year by her 30-year-old businessman brother — all in the name of “honor.” He stabbed her, cutting her throat in front of his young children, ages 2 and 4. Samaira had turned down family arrangements for marriage and ultimately fell for another man, an Afghan her family said was from the wrong — lower — caste. As a prosecutor put it, “It would appear she lost her life for loving the wrong man.” Her brother, appropriately, has been found guilty of murder,...
  • Teenager killed his sister for living a Western life

    04/14/2006 4:47:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 55 replies · 2,039+ views
    London Times ^ | 4/14/06 | Roger Boyes
    AYHAN SURUCU was so angry when his sister started to wear make-up and date German men that he put a gun to her head at a bus stop and killed her. The 18-year-old Turk fired three bullets into her brain and calmly walked away. Boys at a nearby school, attended mainly by the children of immigrant Muslim families, cheered and applauded when news of the murder reached them. The so-called “honour killing” of Hatun Surucu, 23, last year shocked Germany and sparked intense debate about a conservative Muslim immigrant community at odds with a secular society. That anger was rekindled...
  • For Muslim women, a deadly defiance ('Honor killings' on rise in Europe)

    01/17/2006 11:08:27 AM PST · by Barney Gumble · 35 replies · 1,224+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/16/06 | Colin Nickerson
    BERLIN -- Life was just starting to look up for 23-year-old Hatun Surucu when the bullets cut her down. After four years of grueling courses in vocational school, coupled with the demands of single motherhood, she was only weeks away from receiving certification as an electrician, a trade that would give her the independence she desperately craved. It had been a rough road: Eight years earlier, her parents, Turkish immigrants, had yanked Surucu from eighth grade, bundled her off to Istanbul, and forced her to marry an older cousin. Miserable in Turkey, she had fled her husband and returned to...
  • 'Honor' killings shock Pakistan

    12/29/2005 7:18:04 AM PST · by Maneesh · 45 replies · 1,407+ views
    MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) -- Nazir Ahmed appears calm and unrepentant as he recounts how he slit the throats of his three young daughters and their 25-year old stepsister to salvage his family's "honor" -- a crime that shocked Pakistan. The 40-year old laborer, speaking to The Associated Press in police detention as he was being shifted to prison, confessed to just one regret -- that he didn't murder the stepsister's alleged lover, too. Hundreds of girls and women are murdered by male relatives each year in this conservative Islamic nation, and rights groups said Wednesday such "honor killings" will only...
  • Pakistani Killed Daughters to Save 'Honor'

    12/29/2005 12:13:11 AM PST · by ChristianDefender · 7 replies · 630+ views
    AP ^ | 12-29-05 | KHALID TANVEER
    In this picture released by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Nazir Ahmed, 40 MULTAN, Pakistan - Nazir Ahmed appears calm and unrepentant as he recounts how he slit the throats of his three young daughters and their 25-year old stepsister to salvage his family's "honor" — a crime that shocked Pakistan. The 40-year old laborer, speaking to The Associated Press in police detention as he was being shifted to prison, confessed to just one regret — that he didn't murder the stepsister's alleged lover too. Hundreds of girls and women are murdered by male relatives each year in...
  • Muslim "Honor Killings" article in Chicago Tribune

    11/17/2005 8:42:52 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 4 replies · 226+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | November 17, 2005 | Marathon Pundit
    Muslim "Honor Killings" article in Chicago Tribune Some pretty nasty stuff on the front page of the Chicago Tribune about two women in Europe, one of Kurdish ancestry, the other of Turkish, who were brutally murdered by a family member for "disgracing" the family honor. Free registration is required from the Chicago Tribune, the article is here.Here's a chilling excerpt: The idea of honor is in our cultural backyard. Ethnically and culturally, we believe it," said Mohammed Ahmed, a white-haired man who said he was a peshmerga--a fearsome mountain-fighter--with Yones before they immigrated in 1990. "Even in court, the father...