There are reports out of Pakistan which suggest that five women who committed the unpardonable sin of wanting to choose their own husbands were shot and then buried alive in what appears to be the latest of example of so-called "honour killings": http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/shot-then-buried-alive-in-honour-killings/2008/09/02/1220121169879.html.
I'll leave aside my disgust at feminist groups who seem to completely ignore these stories whenever they come out. I'll leave aside my fury at the Islamic-dominated U.N., which has not once issued any condemnations of this primitive and barbaric practice. I'll ignore the fact that anyone who claims to be civilized should be appalled by these stories, instead of the deafening silence from so-called western intellectuals.
Instead, I'll ask this one, simple question: How can any human being, civilized or not, western or not, Muslim or not, accept this behaviour?