Friday, December 14, 2007

A story I should NOT have ignored

And this one comes right out of my homeland of Canada, as a father murdered his daughter (with the assistance of one of his sons, apparently) in what was evidently an honour killing: http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=162252. And what was this girl's horrible crime? She didn't want to wear a Hijab. Can you believe her nerve? OBVIOUSLY, she deserved to die for her horrible transgression.

I note that the article doesn't once call this killing what it was. I'll ask the same question I've asked numerous times previously: How can you address a problem (and for the record, the problem to which I am referring her is honour killings) when you can't even refer to it by its proper term?

UPDATE (9:12 a.m.): Phyllis Chesler has a thorough but disheartening piece on Pajamas Media's website about how western feminists have ignored this issue or, worse yet, have condemned those who raise the subject as being "racist": http://pajamasmedia.com/xpress/phyllischesler/2007/12/13/honor_murders_in_the_west_i_im.php. Nothing like letting your leftist political agenda destroy any sense of morality you might have.

3 comments:

najistani said...

Citizen Warrior's article The Terrifying Brilliance of the Islamic Memeplex (don't let the title put you off ) is one of the best analyses I have ever read on Islamic psychology and the roots of Muslim aggression. Definitely required reading for all counter-jihadists.

See also

Islam as the rabies of religions and the Islameme.

ERS said...

To me, it just comes down to universal human rights. Poor Aqsa was denied hers.

Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
"Reclaiming Honor in Jordan"

Karen said...

Thank you for blogging about Aqsa's murder. The term "honor" killing doesn't always refer to vengeance murder because of real or suspected sexual impropriety. Some Canadians and non-Canadians alike have been too quick to bend over backwards the past few days, afraid to call Aqsa's murder an "honor" killing.

There is no honor in murdering your child. Ever.

Karen Tintori, author
Unto the Daughters: The Legacy of an Honor Killing in a Sicilian-American Family
www.karentintori.com