Archive for the Honor Violence Category

(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.

Husband Pours Hot Oil on his Wife – Update

Acid-burn-victimA 41-year-old woman suffered “severe burns to her upper torso” after police said her estranged husband poured hot cooking oil onto her while she was sleeping.

According to police, the woman and her husband, 51-year-old Mohammad Chaudhry, had been separated for the past year. However, she decided to sleep over at his apartment on Canton Street in West Haven Tuesday night to visit with her children.

She was sleeping in bed with one of her children when, around 4:30 a.m., Chaudhry, who is from Pakistan, entered the woman’s room.
Police said Chaudhry removed the child from the bed after putting the oil on the stove to boil. He then poured three to four cups of hot oil on the mother. 

Read the rest: Honor Violence in the U.S: Husband Pours Boiling Oil on Sleeping Wife.

This violent crime happened not in Pakistan or Afghanistan or a Mid-east country, but in the United States. Here’s Pam Geller’s in-depth report on the reasons why.

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

 

Step daughters Refuse To Be Sold – Get Acid Thrown in their Faces

Kanwal, acid burn victim.A man in Pakistan’s Punjab province attacked his two young step-daughters with acid for refusing to marry men chosen by him, police said today.

Muhammad Aslam, a mason from Pattoki village, located 70 km from provincial capital Lahore, threw acid on his step-daughters Malaika, 19, and Javeria, 23, while they were asleep last night. Both victims were brought to Jinnah Hospital in Lahore, where doctors described their condition as critical.

Police said Aslam often quarrelled with his step-daughters on the issue of their marriage. “He wanted to marry them with men of his choice,” police official Bashir Ahmed said.

Aslam had allegedly accepted money from a man in his neighbourhood after promising to marry one of the step-daughters to him.

“When both girls refused the proposal, Aslam threw acid on them to teach them a lesson,” Ahmed said.

Read the rest: Man Throws Acid in Step-daughters Faces for Refusing Arranged Marriages

(h/t to The Religion of Peace)

Facial mutilation and disfigurement by acid attacks are common in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The wife or daughter or other female family member must be kept under control by the men, for the men’s honor is all placed in the sex of the female. If she remains pure, the family has honor.

The woman’s body, even her hair, is seen as so powerful that it must be covered up because the men seeing them can’t control their sexual urges. These men are still at the level of beasts that function totally on instinct. Pity them and pray for their evolution.

But what did these women do wrong? Dawn Perlmutter with the Middle East Forum  has done an outstanding job of defining, explaining and documenting the violent attributes of the honor/shame Islamic culture.

In “The Semiotics of Honor Killing and Ritual Murder” she explains that when the woman has broken the greatest tribal codes – disobeying the man – she must be punished to atone. So as punishment, her body is burned with acid as a symbolic “purification through fire” by the family that restores their honor. Since her face is the only part of the woman’s body that is seen publically, her scars are a visible sign of her dishonor to her community. Other girls see this and it is a deterrent for any disobedient actions.

Muslim Father Murders Wife, Burns Home in Honor Killing

INAYAT_2718794bA father who killed his wife after he set fire to his family home in a bid to stop his daughter marrying a man he disapproved of was found guilty of murder today.

Mohammed Riaz Inayat, 56, flew into a rage when his daughter, Kalsoom Bibi, told him she planned to move to Dubai to marry a policeman.

He said she had brought ‘dishonour on the family’ before pouring gallons of petrol over his family home and setting it alight.

On the night of April 17 Inayat killed his wife Naika and injured his three daughters in a blaze that took seconds to engulf the house.

Naika died of carbon monoxide poisoning and one of his daughters, 16-year-old Saimah, who jumped from a bedroom window, suffered 50 per cent burns.

He was found guilty at Birmingham Crown Court of murdering his wife and arson but was cleared of attempted murder of his three daughters.

During his trial the court heard how the father-of-six soaked seven parts of his home in petrol at about 5am as his family slept – only hours before Miss Bibi, 28, was set to fly to Dubai to marry the CID officer.

After initially telling police the fire was started by ‘a gang led by a white middle-aged woman’, he admitted one count of manslaughter.

Philip Bennett QC, prosecuting, told the court: ‘For this defendant a love marriage was not appropriate.

‘He was traditional in his beliefs that marriage should be arranged.’

Read the rest: British Muslim Kills Wife, Burns House, in Honor Killing

Canadian Muslim Women Say Honor Killings Are Only Domestic Violence

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Every year, according to United Nations reports, 5,000 women worldwide are killed for reasons of “honor” that relate to matters of modesty and obeyance, though most experts maintain the numbers are far higher. And the number of victims of honor violence, which can involve beatings, acid attacks, or locking a woman in her home, is literally incalculable. In the United Kingdom alone, more than 3,000 such honor crimes occurred just in 2010, according to a study by the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organization (IKWRO). The vast majority of those crimes, the organization states, were committed by Muslims, though Sikhs and Hindus have also been known to commit honor-related crimes.

In Canada, the decision to earmark funds to combat honor violence began in 2007, after a series of honor crimes over the previous two years resulted in the deaths of two women and one man. Soon after the program was announced, on Dec. 10, 2007, the father and brother of 16-year-old Toronto native Aqsa Parvez, strangled her to death. The reason–she had refused to wear the hijab, or scarf.

Yet recently, some groups have begun speaking out against the idea of specifying these crimes as “honor killings” and providing targeted programs to address them, even as two subsequent events underscore just how urgently such funds and programs are needed.

The first of these was the 2012 conviction of Mohammad Shafia, his wife Tooba Yahya, and their son Hamed in the murder of Mohammad and Tooba’s three teenage daughters and of Rona Amir Mohammad, Mohammad Shafia’s other wife in a polygamous arrangement–a case that received worldwide attention. That conviction confirmed the findings of a University of Sherbrooke study released earlier that year showing an exponential increase in the number of honor killings in Canada. Only three known victims were killed between 1954 and 1983. Since 1999, 12 women have died in honor killings.

All of the murders, the study reported, took place within immigrant families. (It is worth noting that the increase may or may not reflect either the growing numbers of Muslim immigrants to Canada over the years, or a better understanding of honor crimes among law enforcement and other agencies.)

Yet according to a recent report from Women’s e-News, many Canadian Muslim women now are speaking out against the government’s new focus on these crimes, arguing that honor violence is no different from any other form of domestic abuse. Opponents of the idea call the projects “racist,” and claim they put an unwarranted and biased focus on Muslim and Hindi families. “When women of color are killed, we ask these larger questions around their culture. We ask what’s wrong with their entire people–their culture, their religion–instead of a particular person,” Itrath Syed, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in “Islamophobia” in Vancouver, for instance, told Women’s e-News.

Read the rest here.

No where can one see the result of the Stockholm syndrome better than in the actions of these Muslim women who don’t want to admit that the cause of their suffering is the tribal Arabian culture, the Koran and the sunna of Mohammed and sharia law.

NY Muslim Man Plotted Daughter’s Honor Killing

Reliance of the TravellerA New York man has been charged with conspiring to commit the ‘honor killings’ of a family in Pakistan, the Department of Justice announced today.

Mohammad Ajmal Choudhry, of Brooklyn, was plotting to murder the family members of a man he believed had helped his daughter escape from Pakistan to America, U.S. authorities claim.

Choudhry, 60, was arraigned today on charges he conspired to murder in a foreign country, transmitted threats via interstate communications and committed visa fraud.

His next scheduled court appearance is Thursday in Brooklyn.

According to federal prosecutors, Choudhry’s daughter, Amina Ajmal, was held against her will in Pakistan for more than three years by relatives at her father’s orders.

During her captivity, Ajmal, an American citizen, was forced into an arranged marriage with a Pakistani national for the purpose of obtaining a U.S. visa for that individual, authorities said.

Read the rest here.    (h/t to Atlas Shrugs)

If the father killed his daughter in Pakistan, the sharia legal system would not automatically punish him.

From the universally accepted Islamic sharia legal text, The Reliance of the Traveller

“retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2)

Abused Muslim Wife Survives Attempted Honor Killing


Picture of Gul MeenaIt’s cold and raining in Kabul and the pothole-filled dirt roads have turned into a sea of mud. We drive up to the gateway of a high-walled compound. A soldier brandishing an AK-47 stands guard outside the building. We’ve come to a women’s shelter to meet Gul Meena — a 17-year-old girl from Pakistan who shouldn’t be alive.

My crew and I are ushered into a room and sitting on a wooden chair slouched over is small, fragile Gul Meena. Her sullen eyes turn from the raindrops streaming down the window outside and towards us as we enter the room.

Gul’s bright coloured headscarf is embroidered with blue, red and green flowers and covers most of her face. She nervously plays with it and gives us a glimpse of a frightened smile from underneath the fabric. Her guardian Anisa, from the shelter run by Women for Afghan Women, touches her head and gently moves the headscarf back. That’s when we see the scars etched deeply into her face.

This Pakistani girl’s life of misery and suffering began at the tender age of 12, when instead of going to school she was married to a man old enough to be her grandfather. She says: “My family married me off when I was 12 years old. My husband was 60. Every day he would beat me. I would cry and beg him stop. But he just kept on beating me.”

When Gul told her family what was happening, they responded in a way that shocked her. “My family would hit me when I complained. They told me you belong in your husband’s house — that is your life.”

Read the rest: Afghan Girl Survives Attempted Honor Killing.

And go here  for more information about Islamic rape doctrine.