Saturday, November 25, 2006

Honor Killing: Crimes Against Humanity

This is a MUST-SEE video of a brave woman speaking out against HONOR KILLING !

Honor Killing Among the Palestinians
Honor is everything," says Ahmed, a 52-year-old Palestinian Muslim. "If a person loses his honor, he becomes like an animal." A sixteen-year-old Palestinian girl became pregnant after being raped by her younger brother. Once her condition became known, her family encouraged her older brother to kill her to remove the blemish from their honor. Her brothers, the rapist and the murderer, were exonerated. The girl was blamed. "She made a mistake," said one of her male cousins. "She had to pay for it."

Even more horrifically, a four-year-old Palestinian girl, raped by a man in his mid-twenties, was left by her family to bleed to death. They did this because they felt her misfortune would sully their honor.

Heshu Yones, her throat slashed by her father.
For family honor, 'she had to die'
For family honor, she had to die European police weren't looking for this kind of violence steeped in tradition. They are now. They are murders that families whisper about. Heshu Yones, a West London teen, fought off her father for a frantic 15 minutes. She ran from room to room in her family home one Saturday afternoon until he cornered her in a dingy bathroom, held her over the tub and slit her throat.

Banaz Mahmod Babakir Agha, murdered by her father.
A man has appeared in court charged with murdering his daughter whose body was found in a suitcase in Birmingham. Banaz Mahmod Babakir Agha, 20, from Mitcham, south London, disappeared in January.
Her remains were found in a garden in Handsworth in April. Her father Mahmod Babakir Mahmod, 51, of Morden Road, Mitcham, appeared before Greenwich Magistrates' Court on Wednesday to face the charge. Her uncle and another man are already awaiting trial for murder. In May, the dead woman's uncle, businessman Ari Babakir, 50, also from Mitcham, was charged with her murder.

Hatin Sucuru, a young mother murdered by her brother.
"The Whore Lived Like a German"
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?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's why people here don't like to have girls as children so as of their potential risk of bringing shame and disgrace,i've witnessed one of these situations where a young girl(15yo)was killed by her father because he assumed she was pregnant,the poor girl had a congenital anomaly makes her menstrual blood retain into her uterus with subsequent uterus enlargment,the autopsy revealed the she was virgin(of course)i wonder what's the honour of killing someone who is actually a victim.
Now girls do the hymen grafting so as they become virgins again,so the girl can have sex like 1000 times and then have that operation and get married and her husband and family are happy that she's virgin,so what kind of honour is that????

November 26, 2006 2:44 AM  
Blogger Urban Infidel said...

Grafting the hymen? Honor??

Look! The Witch Stupidity gulps down the world.

November 26, 2006 1:52 PM  
Blogger thehappylibertarian said...

WHERE are all these so-called humanitarian groups like Amnesty International? Hell, how about the vaunted World Health Organization and the UN itself? This type of killing goes against ALL humanity. What kind of "religion of peace" could allow such acts? I'm glad you only posted these few stories, though I know there are thousands more. Why do I say that? Because I already almost lost my lunch reading this horrific post. Thank you for bringing such INHUMANITY to light. May it bring some sort of peace to the souls of Heshu, Banaz, Hatin, and all the other female victims of this atrocious tradition.

November 27, 2006 2:43 PM  

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