2008 August 11 Monday
Muslim Honor Killings Come To US, Canada, And Britain

Muslim honor killings of daughters came to Georgia last month.

A Pakistani immigrant who strangled his daughter because she wanted to end her arranged marriage did it because she "would disgrace the family," according to an arrest warrant.

Chaudhry Rashid, 56, of Jonesboro, told police he is Muslim and that extramarital affairs and divorce are against his religion. That's why he killed her, the Clayton County arrest warrant says.

In court this week Rashid said, "I have done nothing wrong."

This is nature's way of telling you to keep Muslims out of your country. Pakistan only got around to pretending to treat honor killing as a crime in 2004.

Pakistan passed a law in 2004 banning honor killings, but the practice hasn't slowed, according to a United Nations committee charged with promoting women's rights. Honor killings stem more from tribal traditions and are not supported by religious doctrine.

John P. Avlon argues that in multi-cultie America it takes the death of a blonde girl to get people upset. The murders of Muslim girls don't create cable TV feeding frenzies.

When a blonde girl goes missing, cable networks stop in their tracks - but when a Muslim woman is murdered by her father, there's not a ripple of sustained interest. Where's the outrage?

Maybe it's muted because we've grown reluctant to pass judgment on other culture's customs - but multiculturalism hits a crossroads when honor killings come to America.

But our lefties will just wave those foreign culturalists through any crossroads and tell them to keep driving into the heartland - and build a mosque to show your foreignness. CNN created a new segment on Muslim honor killings without mentioning Islam.

Quite a feat: CNN has pulled off the MSM equivalent of describing a spiral staircase without using one's hands. It has managed to produce a segment on "honor killings" and related violence in the UK . . . without using the word "Muslim" or "Islam."

Jeff Jacoby points to other recent honor killings and attempted killings in America.

In Upstate New York a few weeks earlier, Waheed Allah Mohammad, an immigrant from Afghanistan, was charged with attempted murder after repeatedly stabbing his 19-year-old sister. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported that Mohammad was "infuriated because his younger sister was going to clubs, wearing immodest clothing, and planning to leave her family for a new life in New York City" - she was a "bad Muslim girl," he told sheriff's investigators.

The honor killings range from Texas to north of the US border up in Ontario Canada.

On New Year’s Day 2008, in Lewisville Texas, teenage sisters Sarah and Amina Said were shot to death in a taxi — allegedly by their Egyptian Muslim father, a taxi driver who was charged with the murders and who remains at large.

The reported motive? The girls had dated non-Muslim boys.

A month earlier, across the border in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, 16-year-old Aqsa Parvez was strangled to death by her Pakistani father, for refusing to wear the hijab or head scarf. She was also “guilty” of changing into Western clothes once she got to school.

Muslims aren't content to only repress their women. Muslim governments are trying to make it a violation of international law to criticize Islam.

Canada’s Maclean’s magazine (involved in another controversial human rights case that I wrote about here and here) has published an extensive article detailing the “remarkably successful” campaign to make “defamation of religions” a violation of international law. (H/t: Volokh Conspiracy)

Led by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), a Saudi-funded international body made up of 56 Islamic states from around the globe, the push seeks to empower all governments to punish citizens who “defame” any religion — particularly Islam.

With 56 Islamic states already we should draw the line and prevent the infiltration of Islam into still more countries.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2008 August 11 10:52 PM  Immigration Culture Clash

Wolf-Dog said at August 12, 2008 12:19 AM:

To be more exact, According to the articles mentioned above,the new international law that they want to create, says that "Defamation of all religions should be forbidden"... In other words, this applies to ALL religions, not just to one particular religion... But in some countries, it is the official government policy to teach in every high school that religions other than their national religion is bad.

Stephen said at August 12, 2008 1:28 AM:

My guess is that 'honour killing' is something that transcends religion. Wouldn't surprise me if the practice was well established before the arrival of islam in and around the sub-continent. In other words, the tribal practice came first, then the religion arrived and it became entwined with the religion. There's just something odd about tribal society around that part of the world - honour killings happen in Hindu areas as well (where they burn people alive because of some real or imagined stain on family honour).

The stupid, the weak, the insecure and the psychotic are attracted to the fantasy world of religion, and the worst of them are attracted to the fundamentalist sects.

thegomezsymbol said at August 12, 2008 12:43 PM:


it may have transcended religion in the past, but in this day and age I believe it is only some religions who condone or overtly approve of it.

Randall Parker said at August 12, 2008 7:17 PM:


The Muslims know they can't get a law thru that applies only for Islam. So they go for a broader law that will block criticism of Islam.

McGraw said at August 13, 2008 4:17 PM:

These Pakistani and Arab misogynists should be permanently banned from immigrating anywhere, especially our homeland.
For the life of me, I can't fathom what motivates these peoples' barbarity and ruthlessness. As more Muslims continue
to immigrate to the West, we're going to see just more of these incidents. To me, the inability of Western leaders to take
decisive action just shows how utterly contemptible they are. In particular, I'm furious at CNN for their unwilligness
to give us the full story and let us know that this isn't a problem of "some communities"; this is a problem associated
with Muslim culture and Muslim immigration. Really, I'm not asking for much. I just want some leaders that take a strong stance
against female genital mutilation and "honor" killings - and oppose immigration of people that bring these antiquated practices
to these shores.

Wondering said at August 14, 2008 8:48 AM:

What's all the worry about?


Turkish Muslim woman said at July 16, 2009 12:31 AM:

Honor killings and all the other brutality against women in "Islam" are, believe it or not, sins according to the Holly book of Islam. Like said before, these things are tribal and have been passed on to the next generation as part of the tradition, not the religion. Had it been ordered by Islam to kill a woman because of their "immodest" clothing and such, half of the Turkish women would have been slayed. Instead, honor killings are observed among rural tribal populations where tradition and family honor are a big deal, and the people who practice it are not particularly religious, either.

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