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  • Pakistan girl, 16, burned alive for helping couple to elope: Police

    05/05/2016 8:03:14 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 5, 2016 | Jibran Ahmed
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistani police on Thursday arrested 15 members of a tribal council accused of ordering the burning alive of a young girl for helping a couple to elope in a so-called "honour killing", police said. The 16-year-old girl was set on fire last week in the town of Donga Gali, about 50 km (30 miles) northeast of the capital, Islamabad, on the orders of the council, said district police chief Saeed Wazir. Police said the honour killing was ordered as punishment for what the council deemed irreparable damage to the village's reputation. The couple appeared to have escaped....
  • Muslim father strangled daughter, 19, to death in 'honour killing'

    09/28/2015 2:09:12 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 92 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Sep 28, 2015 | Allan Hall
    A Muslim man has confessed to strangling his 19-year-old daughter to death with his bare hands after learning from police she had been caught shoplifting condoms to have sex with her forbidden boyfriend.
  • 'Honour killing': Brothers kill mother, stepsisters in Lahore ( Pakistan )

    11/11/2014 8:02:46 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Express Tribune ^ | November 11, 2014 | Hassan Naqvi
    Accused say they have no regrets as they killed them in name of honour. LAHORE: Two brothers in Lahore murdered their 50-year-old mother, Sughra, and two stepsisters Amna and Muqqadas, aged 16 and 18 respectively ‘in the name of honour’ early Tuesday morning. The murderers confessed to the killing and surrendered themselves to police along with the murder weapon – a sharp knife. ... Earlier on November 9, a man had killed his sister and her former husband in Batala Colony area. On October 18, a man axed to death his daughter and injured his wife and brother in People’s...
  • Jamila Bibi risks stoning if deported to Pakistan, lawyer says [ Canada ]

    09/15/2014 6:58:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    CBC News ^ | Sep 15, 2014
    Jamila Bibi, a Saskatoon, Sask., woman facing criminal charges for adultery in Pakistan, could be the target of a so-called honour killing by her husband's family if she is deported, her lawyer says. ... She has outstanding criminal charges [in Pakistan] that have been filed against her for the crime of adultery," Khan said in an interview with CBC News. "She is a target for honour killing by her ex-husband's family. The Islamic way of doing that is stoning to death."
  • Five teenagers raped after relative demands wages ( Pakistan )

    11/29/2012 7:25:26 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Indian Express - DG ^ | Nov 29, 2012 | Greta McClain
    Five girls were gang raped in the Pakistan province of Punjab after a relative of the girls asked a landlord to pay him his wages.... Boota agreed to harvest the crops of two local landlords, Mara Jat and Zaheer Jat. When Boota asked to be paid the previously agreed upon amount, the landlords became irate and warned Boota there would be "dire consequences". Both landlords, along with an unidentified number of aids, returned to Boota's home later in the evening and proceeded to tie up Boota and his wife... the group then kidnapped and gang raped Boota's 13-year-old daughter, along...
  • American woman and partner attending family wedding in Pakistan murdered in suspected honour killing

    11/25/2011 8:43:30 AM PST · by cutty · 24 replies
    Daily Mail, ^ | 25th November 2011 | Graham Grant
    Couple about to start new life together in the U.S. Sources suggest the groom's relatives had been happy with the marriage, but it had caused upset among the bride's family. A Scottish businessman and his American wife were gunned down in the street in a suspected honour killing while on holiday in Pakistan. Glasgow-based Saif Rehman, 31, and Uzma Naurin from New York, 30, were shot dead when their car was ambushed in the north-eastern city of Gujrat .
  • Bloodbath in Berlin,'honour killing sees jilted lover shoot mother and sister of ex-wife dead’

    08/05/2011 6:38:53 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 6 replies
    DailyMail.U.K. ^ | 5th August 2011 | Ted Thornhill
    FULL TITLE: Bloodbath in Berlin as morning 'honour killing sees jilted lover shoot mother and sister of ex-wife dead’ A horrific scene unfolded in Berlin in broad daylight yesterday morning when a gunman fired a volley of shots into a car, killing two women and seriously injuring the man driving it. The execution-style massacre was carried out in the busy Wedding district of the city and was witnessed by horrified shoppers and commuters. Media reports suggest it may have been a so-called ‘honour killing’, as the car apparently contained the 24-year-old ex-wife of the gunman, who survived the ordeal The...
  • Jordanian man charged over honour killing

    07/25/2011 7:37:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    AFP. ^ | July 25, 2011
    A JORDANIAN man has been charged with killing his 35-year-old sister when she was released from detention over allegedly having sex outside marriage, a judicial official said today. "The suspect, in his 40s, was charged on Sunday with premeditated murder after fatally shooting his sister five times in Zarqa," northeast of Amman, the official told AFP. "She had been in administrative detention since February over a fornication case. Apparently she had (sexual) relations with a man who took advantage of her and pretended he wanted to marry her." Murder is punishable by death in Jordan but in so-called "honour killings"...
  • Court confirms 'honour killing' sentence

    05/23/2011 2:45:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Local/pvs ^ | 23 May 11
    A Swedish appeals court has confirmed the 18 year prison sentence served to a man in Katrineholm in eastern Sweden for the murder of his adoptive daughter in a so-called honour killing. The Svea Court of Appeal confirmed the sentence passed to Subhi Othman by Nyköping district court in March. 62-year-old Othman had admitted to killing his daughter in November 2010. Othman stabbed his daughter on the stairs of the family home in Katrineholm after which he gave himself up to the police. In interviews he explained that he had killed her as he considered her lifestyle to be "indecent"...
  • Devout Muslim stalks his step-daughter over four states 'before killing her for being too Western'

    05/07/2011 8:40:54 PM PDT · by Baynative · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 5, 2011 | David Gardner
    A devout Muslim tracked his step-daughter over four states to murder her for bringing dishonour on her family, according to police. Rahim Alfetlawi, 45, followed 20-year-old Jessica Mokdad to her grandmother’s home in Warren, Michigan, and shot his step-daughter in the head. Alfetlawi gave himself in to police, claiming the gun went off by accident when he pulled it out. Alfetlawi reportedly became enraged when Miss Mokdad stopped wearing the traditional Muslim headscarf.
  • Son and 16-year-old charged with murder after woman stabbed at luxury home ( Muslims )

    10/11/2010 8:28:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11th October 2010 | Andrew Levy And Colin Fernandez
    The 21-year-old son of a wealthy businesswoman and a 16-year-old were charged with murder today after the older man's mother was stabbed to death. They are due to appear in court this afternoon. Assia Shahzad, 40, suffered multiple wounds during the bloodbath at the Ł600,000, six-bedroom family home. Neighbours and family friends said that she was estranged from her husband. A friend said: 'Her husband does not live at the house. We have been told that Mrs Shahzad had been seeing other men.' Another added: 'Assia was a strong-minded, independent, modern woman.' Police said they were treating the horrific incident...
  • Cab driver sought in death of two daughters in Irving (1/2/2008. Islam, The Religion Of The Devil)

    09/11/2010 3:13:27 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 20 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/2/2008 | WENDY HUNDLEY and KIMBERLY DURNAN
    The search continued Wednesday for a man accused of murdering his two teenage daughters and leaving their bodies in his taxi cab. The Denton County Sheriff's SWAT team had surrounded a Lewisville home for hours Wednesday in search of Yaser Abdel Said, a 50-year-old cab driver, police said. Authorities entered the house about 4 p.m. to find it empty. The bodies of Sarah Yaser Said, 17, and her sister Amina Yaser Said, 18, were found Tuesday evening in Irving inside a Jet Taxi vehicle that Mr. Said drove, Irving police spokesman David Tull said.
  • Accused wife beheader citing spouse abuse (3 guesses which religion...)

    09/04/2010 4:03:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    UPI ^ | 9/4/2010
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Attorneys for a television executive charged with stabbing and beheading his wife can introduce evidence of "battered spouse syndrome," a New York judge ruled. Prosecutors in the case against Muzzammil Hassan said the decision by Erie County Judge Thomas P. Franczyk would force them to ask for a delay in the trial in the February 2009 killing of Aasiya Zubair Hassan, The Buffalo News reported Saturday. Muzzammil Hassan has been in custody since the body of his wife was found in the studio of Bridges TV, the Muslim-oriented cable station the couple had co-founded...
  • Aasiya Zubair Hassan's tortured, manipulated life

    03/14/2010 7:46:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 829+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | March 14, 2010 | Sandra Tan
    Beheaded woman left statement detailing years of torment, tragedy. When Aasiya Zubair Hassan was finally ready to leave her husband, she prepared herself. She gathered copies of her police reports, photos of her beaten face, images of her ransacked house, scripts her husband made her memorize. Then she painstakingly chronicled her years of torment in a 21-page court statement that painted her husband as not just a batterer, but a cruel, manipulative monster. She detailed how he deprived her of sleep to "improve her personality," made her sign memos authorizing him to punish her if she talked with the police...
  • UK: Honour killing gang murdered wrong couple after firebombing their home while they slept

    08/02/2010 8:39:21 PM PDT · by Stoat · 35 replies · 9+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 3, 2010
    Four men were convicted today of murdering an innocent couple by firebombing the wrong house in a botched 'honour' killing. Abdullah Mohamed, 41, and his wife Ayesha, 39, were at home in bed when petrol was poured through the letterbox of their home in Blackburn, Lancashire, and set on fire. But the gang recruited to carry out the attack were supposed to target the house of  a man 20 doors away who was having a secret affair with another man's married sister.   Two of their three children, a girl aged 14 and a boy aged nine, were also...
  • The Other Side of Jihad -- Honor Killings

    06/13/2010 9:34:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies · 405+ views
    fox news ^ | June 11, 2010 | Phyllis Chesler
    We usually associate jihadic warriors with fiery, anti-American and anti-Israeli sermons and with homicide bombings and airplane hijackings. We don’t think of jihadists as homebodies or in terms of their family relationships. But we should. Islamic fundamentalism (Islamism) is associated both with terrorism—and with Islamic gender apartheid. Thus, Islamists demand that their women shroud themselves, marry their first cousins, serve their brothers and father as domestic servants, keep quiet about routine daughter--and wife--battering, and keep away from infidel influences. If they don't, they risk being honor murdered. show me a jihadist and I’ll show you someone who believes in polygamy,...
  • Cops Detail Statements by Accused Muslim TV Exec in Wife's Killing

    05/04/2010 6:51:07 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 12 replies · 574+ views
    1010wins/AP ^ | 05/04/10 | AP/1010wins
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP/1010 WINS) -- A police detective said Tuesday that he hadn't finished shaking Muzzammil Hassan's hand upon meeting him before Hassan confessed to killing his wife.
  • Teen slain in honour killing 'was pregnant'

    12/17/2009 9:24:32 PM PST · by myknowledge · 21 replies · 1,077+ views
    Nine News ^ | December 18, 2009
    A 15-year-old British girl murdered by her father in so-called honour killing was reportedly pregnant at the time of her death. Tulay Goren disappeared in January 1999, shortly after her father told his eight-year-old son to kiss his sister goodbye as he would never see her again. Her body was never found. Mehmet Goren, 49, was yesterday handed a life sentence for killing his daughter because of her relationship with an older man who belonged to a different branch of Islam. As detectives admitted police had ignored “tell-tale signs” before the murder, an old school friend of Tulay’s told the...
  • Arizona woman who was run down by father in "honor killing" dies.

    11/02/2009 2:36:13 PM PST · by machogirl · 116 replies · 2,526+ views
    az central ^ | November 2, 2009 | Dustin Gardiner
    Az woman run down by Iraqi father, dies.
  • Muslim honour killing book cancelled over safety fears

    10/06/2009 10:15:28 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 886+ views ^ | Last updated: October 5th, 2009 | by Ed West
    SNIPPET: "Another European publisher has fallen victim to the continent’s blasphemy laws – blasphemy against Islam, that is. As the German press is reporting: Dusseldorf – A German publisher has cancelled plans to publish a mass-market novel out of fears that it might face violent protests due to a rude reference to the Koran, Der Spiegel magazine reported Saturday. The crime novel – about the “honour killing” of a Muslim woman – had been scheduled for September publication, but the Droste publishing company of Dusseldorf decided not to print it after all, the magazine said in a story to appear...
  • German police accuse Kurdish men of "honour killing"

    04/04/2009 11:44:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies · 870+ views
    German police charged Thursday that the grisly death of a 20-year-old ethnic Kurdish woman had been an 'honour killing,' and that her brother had confessed to the crime. Germans have been outraged at a recent series of execution-style honour killings of young women by immigrant families. Police said the family had attempted to force Gulsum into a planned marriage and then discovered she was not a virgin and had undergone one or more abortions. Gulsum had left home last year with the help of welfare officials and moved to a safe house, but then returned home to Rees. Honour killings...
  • Muslim women told: For family's sake, commit suicide

    03/29/2009 4:59:05 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 8 replies · 490+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3/29/2009 | Unknown
    Turkey's crackdown on the practice of honor killing has resulted in unintended consequences – instead of being murdered by a close male relative for bringing dishonor to their families, Muslim women are being pressured to commit suicide.
  • India: Four men beat and set on fire 16 year-old Muslim girl for having relationship with boy

    03/26/2009 3:06:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 1,777+ views
    ( via JIHAD ^ | Posted by Raymond at March 25, 2009 8:30 AM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "She gave a dying statement to the police saying the accused beat her and set her on fire. Vijay Singh, station officer at Bhojpur police station in Ghaziabad, said: "The girl has succumbed to her injuries. We have been looking for the four men accused in this case. One of them has been caught and charged with murder.""
  • 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...
  • Beheading in New York Appears to Be Honor Killing, Experts Say [Leaving the body parts...]

    02/17/2009 4:58:47 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies · 1,297+ views
    Beheading in New York Appears to Be Honor Killing, Experts Say Tuesday , February 17, 2009 By Joshua Rhett Miller The beheading of 37-year-old Aasiya Hassan has all the markings of an honor killing, psychologists and Islamic experts tell, as the upstate New York woman's husband awaits a preliminary hearing on murder charges. Muzzammil Hassan, 44, remains jailed after being charged with the second-degree murder of his wife, whose body was found Thursday at the office of Bridges TV, their television station in Orchard Park, near Buffalo. Orchard Park Police Chief Andrew Benz said Hassan has not confessed to...
  • Reliving the Dream of Muzzammil Hassan

    02/17/2009 5:19:48 PM PST · by slomark · 6 replies · 549+ views
    (video) The story of Muzzammil Hassan beheading his wife Aasiya has been purposefully suppressed or under-reported by the mainstream media since the the horrific murder was committed last Thursday in Buffalo, New York. We know why, of course. It’s because Hassan is a Muslim-American whose mission was to improve the image of Muslims in the United States, and even with the obvious irony of the situation, the press just won’t let a good story get in the way of their agenda. So let’s play along, and instead of telling you more of how Aasiya’s head was knifed off in a...
  • Dishonored in life, dishonored in death: Honor killing victim lies in numbered grave

    12/10/2008 2:35:52 PM PST · by Cindy · 43 replies · 995+ views
    TORONTO SUN via JIHAD ^ | December 10, 2008 | JIHAD
    Aqsa Parvez, strangled to death by her father for not wearing a hijab, is dishonored in death as she was dishonored in life.

    09/12/2008 1:41:56 PM PDT · by happinesswithoutpeace · 13 replies · 308+ views
    MSNBC ^ | September 12, 2008 | Shahid Qazi and Carol Grisanti
    BABAKOT, Pakistan – In a tangle of bushes and trees outside a remote village in southwest Pakistan, six close male relatives of three teenage girls dug a 4-foot wide by 6-foot deep ditch, on a sweltering night in mid-July, and allegedly buried the girls alive. The girls' crime: they dared to defy the will of their fathers and the customs of their tribe and choose their own husbands. The mother of one of the girls and the aunt of another were shot and killed while begging for the girls’ lives, according to local media reports.
  • Pakistan - Burying of women alive defended in Senate

    08/30/2008 1:27:15 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 350+ views (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...
  • Murder in the Family: Honor Killings in America

    07/27/2008 2:49:53 PM PDT · by nmh · 17 replies · 151+ views ^ | 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...
  • Muslims Kill Christian Teenager For Courting Muslim Girl (BosNewsLife Investigation)

    07/19/2008 6:20:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 190+ views ^ | July 18, 2008 | Jawad Mazhar
    LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- The body of a Christian teenager has been hauled out of a canal in Pakistan's second largest city Lahore after he was beaten to death there for courting a Muslim girl, BosNewsLife learned Friday, July 18. The 19-year-old boy, whose name was changed into Peter for security reasons, was murdered by the girl's father and two uncles in what they described as an 'honour killing', Christian family members and investigators said. Peter and the 19-year-old girl apparently began their relationship through mobile phone chatting, an increasingly popular way of communicating among youngsters across Asia. Interfaith contacts and...
  • Georgia honor killer says he did nothing wrong, demands Islamic food in prison

    07/09/2008 1:59:40 PM PDT · by Victory111 · 61 replies · 238+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 7-9-08 | Robert Spencer
    Contrary to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution headline, he didn’t actually say he was innocent. He said he had done nothing wrong. That’s not the same thing. According to an earlier story on this case, he confessed to killing his daughter, and explained that he had done it to cleanse his family’s honor. When he appeared before the judge, it is unlikely that he changed this story. He just said he didn’t do anything wrong. And by the lights of the Islamic culture from which he comes, which thinks that a father killing a daughter who has sullied his family’s honor is...
  • Police Say Georgia Man Killed Own Daughter to Protect Family Honor

    07/07/2008 5:12:11 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 61 replies · 323+ views ^ | July 7, 2008 | Marianne Silber and David Lewkowict
    A Georgia man appeared in court Monday on charges he killed his own daughter for disgracing his family. Chaudhry Rashid, wearing a red jumpsuit and shackles around his ankles, went before Chief Judge Daphne Walker at the Clayton County Magistrate Court where he was arraigned on a murder charge. The 54-year-old, who is of Pakistani descent, kept his head down as charges were read, and appeared to have difficulty understanding instructions from the judge, possibly the result of a language barrier. His two sons were also in attendance, watching their father from seats in the rear of the courtroom, joined...
  • Danish women held captive abroad ( Religion of Peace )

    07/03/2008 1:05:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies · 184+ views
    Copenhagen Post ^ | 02.07.2008
    In the wake of a Danish woman’s honour killing in Pakistan, crisis centres and the Foreign Ministry both say they are aware of many instances of women with Danish citizenship being held against their will in foreign countries Following the killing a 31-year-old Danish woman in Pakistan allegedly over disgracing her family’s ‘honour’ just over a week ago, both cultural experts and the Foreign Ministry are warning that the case was not an isolated one. Uffe Wolffhechel, head of citizens’ services for the Foreign Ministry, said his office is routinely brought into cases where Danish women of immigrant background are...
  • Mother who defied the killers is gunned down (update to Basra honor killing)

    06/01/2008 10:44:33 AM PDT · by faq · 15 replies · 73+ views
    Guardian ^ | June 1 2008 | Afif Sarhan and Caroline Davies
    Five weeks ago Leila Hussein told The Observer the chilling story of how her husband had killed their 17-year-old daughter over her friendship with a British soldier in Basra. Now Leila, who had been in hiding, has been murdered - gunned down in cold blood. Leila Hussein lived her last few weeks in terror. Moving constantly from safe house to safe house, she dared to stay no longer than four days at each. It was the price she was forced to pay after denouncing and divorcing her husband - the man she witnessed suffocate, stamp on, then stab their young...
  • 'My Daughter Deserved To Die For Falling In Love'

    05/10/2008 7:11:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies · 183+ views ^ | 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...
  • Her crime was to fall in love. She paid with her life ( Religion of Peace )

    05/03/2008 12:19:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies · 81+ views
    The Observer ^ | April 27 2008 | Afif Sarhan in Basra, Mark Townsend and Caroline Davies
    When 17-year old Rand Abdel-Qader met a British soldier in Basra, she dreamt of romance. But five months later she was murdered in a savage attack by her father. But there will be no trial: this was an 'honour killing'. Rand Abdel-Qader, 17, told her closest friend that she was in love from the moment she set eyes on the young British soldier working alongside her in Basra, and she dreamed of a future with him. It was an innocent infatuation but five months after Rand, a student of English at Basra University, met Paul, a 22-year-old soldier posted to...
  • Honour killing's Aussie link

    04/27/2008 4:28:03 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 21 replies · 189+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 26, 2008 | Sian Powell
    MORTALLY wounded and bleeding profusely, Pela Atroshi covered her head with her hands, pleading "please don't shoot me, please don't shoot me". As her sister and her mother screamed, her uncle Rezkar Atroshi raised his gun and killed her. The family's honour had been cleansed. Rezkar had already shot Pela twice in the back in the upstairs room. Helped downstairs by her mother and her younger sister, the 19-year-old Kurdish Swede was confronted by four resolute men - her father and his three brothers. The men pulled the women apart. Her youngest uncle then finished the job, shooting Pela in...
  • Threat Matrix: April 2008

    04/01/2008 8:13:21 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,366 replies · 5,737+ views
    Afghanistan to Ask NATO for Bigger Army Afghan officials will go to the NATO summit in Romania Thursday with a request: pay to increase our national Army by 40 percent. A bigger Army, Afghan officials argue, will allow the US and other coalition members to scale back in the coming years. This appeal comes amid pleas from the US and Canada for other NATO members to commit more to the Afghanistan mission, which many analysts say has floundered over the past year for lack of resources and a coherent strategy. France is expected to contribute another 1,000 forces and...
  • Asian PCs 'blocking crackdown on honour killings'

    02/03/2008 1:06:26 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 5 replies · 537+ views ^ | 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...
  • 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...
  • Mere Suspicion Of An Illicit Affair In Jordan Often Leads To "Honour Killings" (Virgins Killed)

    12/03/2007 6:54:07 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies · 271+ views ^ | Nov 26, 2007 | RIN
    Mere suspicion of an illicit affair in Jordan often leads to "honour killings" Author: IRIN Published on Nov 26, 2007, 08:00 Women activists call for greater rights. A quarter of all women killed in Jordan for having an illicit relationship die merely because they were suspected of involvement in such a relationship, while only 15 per cent are killed after adultery is proven, a study by UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) has revealed. The study was unveiled on 25 November to mark the UN global campaign entitled Sixteen Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women, organised by UNIFEM....
  • 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 ^ | 8/17/2007 | Debbie Schlussel
    The Muslim Honor Killing Hollywood Doesn't Want You to See   By Debbie | 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...
  • 'Honour' crimes 'on rise in UK'

    06/23/2007 9:57:11 AM PDT · by Gengis Khan · 27 replies · 689+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, 12 June 2007, 08:45 GMT 09:45 UK
    Human rights campaigners have warned the "honour killing" of a 20-year-old woman is not an unusual case in the UK. Banaz Mahmod was killed after falling in love with a man her family did not want her to marry. Her father Mahmod Mahmod, 52, and uncle Ari Mahmod, 50, from Mitcham, London, were convicted of murder on Monday. Human rights barrister Usha Sood said so-called "honour" crimes were becoming more common and were "being perpetrated in the hundreds every year." Miss Mahmod's father and uncle ordered the murder because they believed she had shamed the family, the three-month trial at...
  • Woman Deliberately Burned Alive [UK "Honour" Killing Watch]

    06/12/2007 9:06:06 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 9 replies · 965+ views
    British Broadcastaganda Corporation ^ | 12 June 2007 | Staff Writer
    A murder inquiry has been started after a young woman who was deliberately set on fire died from her injuries. The woman, thought to have been in her 20s, knocked on the door of a house in St Helens on Monday night, begging for help, Merseyside Police said. Paramedics were called to the Rainford area and took the woman, who was suffering from serious burns, to hospital. She later died. It is thought the woman may have been set alight using an accelerant. Paramedics were called to Blindfoot Lane in the semi-rural Rainford area just after 2100 BST. Police said...
  • Teenage girl murdered by brother in Turkish “honour killing”

    10/24/2006 6:05:45 AM PDT · by Republicain · 25 replies · 1,192+ views
    Khaalej Times ^ | 10/23/2006
    ANKARA - A 15-year-old girl who gave birth to a child which she said resulted from a rape became the latest victim of so-called “honour killings” in Turkey, newspapers said on Monday. The young girl, from a mainly Kurdish town near Turkey’s eastern border with Iran, was murdered by an elder brother on Saturday, press reports said. The victim, named only as Naile, had apparently not been aware she was pregnant until she started feeling unwell and was admitted to a hospital, where she gave birth to a boy, the reports added. She later told her mother that the pregnancy...
  • Högsby killer loses deportation appeal (honour killing in Sweden)

    08/02/2006 11:04:05 AM PDT · by Republicain · 9 replies · 652+ views
    The Local ^ | 08/02/2006 | Adam Ewing
    Sweden’s Supreme Court said on Wednesday it was not going to take up the case of the 18-year-old man convicted of killing 20-year-old Abbas Rezai in an alleged honour killing. An appeals court confirmed the original sentence of four years in a secure youth detention unit, followed by deportation. The man wanted the country’s high court to rule against his eventual deportation to Afghanistan. Rezai had a relationship with the 16-year old sister of the convicted man. The prosecution argued that this was why he was killed, calling it an honour killing, and said that other members of the family...
  • Anger as 'honour killing' family try to adopt victim's son

    04/19/2006 5:02:06 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 7 replies · 519+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 19/04/2006 | Hannah Cleaver
    The family of an ethnic Turkish German woman executed by her brother in an "honour killing" has sparked outrage by applying for custody of her young son. A German family court will decide the future of the six-year-old son of Hatun Surucu, but politicians of all parties have called for the boy, currently with a foster family, not to be handed over to his dead mother's sister. Miss Surucu, 23, was murdered in Berlin last February by her younger brother who shot her three times in the head in what the trial judge said was "an ice-cold execution-style murder -...
  • Scapegoat to the world

    10/28/2005 10:38:07 PM PDT · by abu afak · 14 replies · 678+ views
    National Post (Canada) ^ | 9/17/05 | Alan Dershowitz
    The hard Left's compulsive need to single out Israel for what is often undeserved condemnation is damaging the human rights movement, weakening the anti-war movement and wounding other progressive causes such as feminism. By heaping disproportionate blame for the evils of the world on the Jewish state, these anti-Israel zealots are not only ignoring the real problems faced by many, they are also providing excuses to the perpetrators of real evils. Consider, for example, a recent report by Amnesty International ("AI") on violence perpetrated against Palestinian women by Palestinian men in the West Bank and Gaza. The report purported to...