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Honor Killing in California Update

Honor killing suspect in CaliforniaIn the spring of 2012, Shaima Alawadi wanted out of her marriage.

The 32-year-old mother had obtained paperwork to file for divorce, and at least two of her five children were aware that separation could be imminent. So was her husband.

And that, prosecutors contend, may be what led to her death.

Kassim Alhimidi, 49, is now on trial in El Cajon Superior Court charged with murder. He sobbed loudly and repeatedly Tuesday as a prosecutor delivered his opening statement, laying out much of the evidence the attorney said would point to guilt.

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(h/t Creeping Sharia)

(Dis)Honor Killings in Pakistan

woman-in-PakistanA man in Gujranwala slit throats of his wife and two teenage daughters after suspecting them of dubious character.

The seriously injured lady told police her husband was a drug addict, and tried to kill her and daughters accusing them of being of bad character.

The three victims were rushed to DHQ Hospital in critical condition, while the culprit, identified as Abdul Hameed, was arrested. -

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A local panchayat (unofficial jury), headed by an influential landlord, ordered killing of a woman in the name of ‘honour’ here [Daharki] on Wednesday.

The panchayat also ordered to give two minor daughters of a man, charged for having illicit relations with the woman, as vani to the other party.

Vani is traditional custom in rural areas of the country wherein girl, from a family of male accused of crimes, are forcibly married to a man of the rival group.

The landlord also imprisoned the accused in his private jail. The panchayat also ruled to kill minor girls, 10-year-old Zubaida and seven-over-old Abida, if they were not handed over to the landlord in three days.

Gaza Imams Say Honor Killings Are Necessary

gaza-imamsA rise in the number and frequency of “honor killings” in this coastal territory has political and religious leaders wondering how many more young women must be killed by their families before the desired level of honor is attained.

Over the last three years the number of such killings has increased sharply, doubling twice since 2011.

Local Imams and Hamas officials say that the killings are necessary to preserve the honor of a girl’s family when she enters a relationship that might or might not be romantic, but has definitely not been approved by the other males in her life, because a girl cannot be trusted to make her own decisions.

A girl or woman who defies the will of those male relatives shames the family, and the honor of the family can then only be maintained when one or more of those males kills the woman.

Read the rest: How Many Women Must Die in the Name of Honor?

And this is the land that Medea Benjamin and Code Pink women defend!  Shame, shame on them.

“Honor Diaries” Film Under Attack

Who are the Muslim critics http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/04/08/woman-tied-white-house-voices-opposition-honor-diaries-film of the Honor Diaries, a film that highlights the plight of women in Islamic majority societies?  And why are they against the progressive activists that made it?  And why has the White House honored one of the main critics of the documentary?

Visit the website for the Honor Diaries film.

CAIR, a Muslim Brotherhood offshoot, gloats as they censor what American college students should see.

Honor Killings (and an Attempted Honor Killing)

No Honor KillingTwo girls were murdered couple of weeks ago in the name of Karo-kari [honor killing] over marrying guys of their own choosing. The jirga (a court of elders) in its judgment ordered the boys to pay a fine of Rs2.4 million each to escape meeting the same fate.

Read more: Honor Killing of Two Girls in Pakistan   More on the Honor Killing in Pakistan 

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A Saudi Arabia man accused of trying to strangle his daughter for being with a man he disapproved of is scheduled to appear in provincial court in St. John’s this afternoon.

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It’s alleged Alshaek attacked the woman, who is around 20, at Ches’s Fish ‘n’ Chips restaurant on Freshwater Road on Thursday. He reportedly had his hands around the woman’s neck, leaving marks. He also reportedly threatened to kill the girl and her boyfriend.

Read the rest: Attempted Honor Killing in Saudi Arabia.
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A woman died at a hospital on Tuesday from wounds suffered in a brutal beating by her husband and in-laws, police said.   

“Saima, a resident of Allama Iqbal Colony, was beaten up on March 19, 2014 for not bringing in enough dowry,” D-Type Colony Station House Officer (SHO) Muhammad Usman told The Express Tribune.

He said the 26-year-old woman had been treated at Allied Hospital, Faisalabad, where she succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday.

“Saima had more than 21 body injuries according to the doctors treating her,” he said.

Read the rest: Honor Killing for Stingy Dowry.

Honor in Kurdistan . . .Photos of Dead Girls in Turkey Draw More Ire Than Their Murder

Turkish Girls Bodies Found After Honor KillingA photograph of two bodies being dragged out of a pond with chains has caused even a greater outcry in Iraqi Kurdistan than the murder of the two young sisters involved.

“We intend to visit the Ministry of Internal Affairs to ask them about it,” says Parwa Ali, an MP in the Kurdistan parliament for the Change Movement (Gorran), the second-largest Kurdish party. “This is too terrible. It is clear that the police from top to bottom needs training.”

The bodies of two sisters (aged 16 and 18) were found in a pond in the Iraqi Kurdish town of Said Sadiq, some 50 kilometers from Sulaimani, Kurdistan’s second-biggest city. They had been missing for two weeks, after appearing in court to fight their family’s opposition to marrying men they had chosen themselves.

The police used chains to pull the bodies out of the water.

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The picture of the girls, floating face down, was shared on Facebook, which led to reactions of shock and disgust.

“It shows the low value (that) is given to women,” someone commented. The condemnations of the way the bodies were handled overshadowed those protesting the deaths.

 “Honor killings” are a common feature in Iraqi Kurdistan, where women who are deemed to have dishonored the family by associating with men who are not immediate relatives are killed by a relative. Every year, there are hundreds of such murders, with victims often set on fire or forced into committing suicide

Read more: Murdered Girls in Turkey Dragged from Lake.

Canadian Man Wears Burka in Honor of Killing Wife

Woman in a Burqa in front of sign saying "veil is women's liberation"A Muslim man wore a traditional woman’s burka and female shoes before he strangled his estranged wife in the company of their toddler son.

Abdul Malik Rustam admitted he donned the headdress — which disguised his face — and wedge shoes when he killed his wife, Shaher Bano Shahdady, after she asked for a divorce.

Rustam, now 30, pleaded guilty on Valentine’s Day to second-degree murder in the July 22, 2011, slaying. He will be sentenced Thursday by Justice John McMahon.

Shahdady fought for her life, leaving scratch marks on his face and neck and keeping his DNA underneath her fingernails, court heard. On the day of the murder, Rustam confessed to his brother he “finished her by the throat.”

She had lived apart from her older, jealous husband for almost two years — using a cellphone and the Internet and expanding her social network while raising their son.

Read more: Muslim man in Canada wears burka while murdering wife seeking divorce. 

Palestinian Honor Killings

Palestinian-saying-Identity-is-to-attack-womenGaza police have arrested family members over the deaths of two Palestinian teenage girls, one of them the victim of a suspected “honor” killing, Hamas authorities said Monday.

Authorities caught relatives of one of the girls as they were trying to bury her in a cemetery near Jabaliya, north of Gaza City, on Thursday, police spokesman Ayyub Abu Shaar told AFP. The girl’s father had “beat her days before her death”, Abu Shaar said.

The Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) said a post-mortem showed signs of “torture” all over the girl’s body as well as signs of untreated gangrene from years of physical abuse. The rights watchdog said the girl was 17.
Police also discovered the body of another girl in the southern Gaza district of Khan Yunis in what could be an “honor” crime, Abu Shaar said.

“Her brother killed her, and the case is still being investigated. The murder weapon has been found,” he said, without elaborating.
PCHR said the girl was 18 and had fatal knife wounds to the neck.

The group called for a “thorough investigation” into the suspected murders and to “bring the perpetrators to justice”.
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There has been a 100% rise in honor killings in ‘Palestine’ in the past year.

According to a senior official in the PA Ministry of Women’s Affairs, there has been a 100% rise in the number of Palestinian women murdered in the name of “family honor.” The official also complained that PA leader Abbas has not fulfilled his pledge to change PA law, which currently protects the murderers of women who were killed because of so-called “family honor . . . “

More here: Palestinian Authority Condones Honor Killings as Numbers Double.

No matter what Abbas says or Hamas says or the PA says, or the police say, honor killings will continue due to the misogynistic Islamic culture and belief system which says that women are inferior. See the Koran, Sura 4:34 (Men are superior to women who must obey them) and the Sunna, Bukhari 1, 6, 30 (Women are inferior to men because they are “lacking in intelligence’).

Muslim Woman Murdered by Husband for Having Picture Taken

Bloody KnifeA Palestinian woman was allegedly murdered by her husband after a dispute between him and his cousin.

Sources in Kofr Al Deek near Salfit of the West Bank claim that the 35-year-old mother of five, Suha Abdul Aziz Al Deek, was a respectable woman.

The alleged murder was part of an ongoing conflict between her husband, 46-year-old Abdul Moeti Fayeq, and his cousin, sources said.

Read the rest: Muslim Wife Stabbed for Having Picture Taken 

Honor Diaries – the Film

Honor Diaries is the first film to break the silence on ‘honor violence’ against women and girls. Honor Diaries is more than a movie, it is a movement to save women and girls from human rights abuses – around the world and here in America.

Go to the website to learn more: Honor Diaries Website