I wanted to put together a post on this subject to garner other members views.... I hope we have some posters here from countries such as India,
Pakistan, Japan, Sri Lanka and other countries that still operate this sort of societal system...... whether intentionally or non-intentionally...
Over the last few years I have become more and more aware of these so called "honour" killings... whether it be a mother and father killing their
daughter for dating a western man, or a mother beating her son to death because he failed to memorise the necessary sections of the Koran... a story
from very recently in the UK....
"Violence on the basis of "honour" is spreading at a disturbing rate. The problem is not unique to Turkey or the Middle East. It is happening here,
too, in the heart of Britain. According to the Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation (IKWRO), more than 2,800 honour-related cases were
reported in the UK in 2010. Evidence from police forces reporting suggest an increase of 47% since 2009. Attacks are concentrated in London, the West
Midlands and West Yorkshire. Women's organisations argue the real numbers could be four times higher because of the stigma of reporting. For some,
such as Hanim Goren, who testified against her husband in 2009, it takes decades to break their silence. Her daughter Tulay, a Turkish Kurd, was only
15 when she was murdered in 1999 in Woodford Green, north London, by her father. Her sin was to fall in love with someone who was twice her age and
from another branch of Islam."
Source link:- www.guardian.co.uk...
Please someone explain to me how it is not "hounourable" to allow your children to date a person of another religion/creed, or for your 7 year old
son to not memorise the necessary ammount of religious text, but it IS "honourable" to murder your own children for doing/not doing so??!!
What sort of crazy logic is this....Man 1:- "Oh, my daughter was having ilicit relations with an infidel", Man 2:- Well, this dishonours your family
greatly.... Man 1:- "But what if I murdered her?", Man 2:- Well, yes, that would restore your family honour".... which appears to be far more
important than the lives of your own children....
I cannot reconcile this in my head....
Someone please explain the reasons behind this seemingly false logic which see's hundreds of innocent children murdered every year....?