July 22, 2006

July 22, 2006: Moral Superiority ...

What right have Muslims to claim moral superiority? Mary Ann Sieghart, July 20, 06 via Modern Tribalist [moderntribalist.blogspot.com/]

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 witness their father stabbing her, close enough to be spattered by her blood — how could any parent do that? [....]


The number of honor killings in Britain is rising

Between 1993 and 2001, there were 109 "honour killings" in Britain, after relatives of the victims decided that the women had brought dishonour on their family. In 2004, Scotland Yard detectives began to re-examine 81 cases in London that they suspected could have been "honour killings".

Karyn Miller original article



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