Muslims Against Honour Killings

20 12 2007

While Western feminist and multiculturalists come up with ever more creative excuses for misogynistic bigotry common in many Muslim countries, brave Muslims are speaking out. Dr Farrukh Saleem writes in the Pakistan Daily Times:

According to the UN’s Special Rapporteur “honour killings had been reported in Egypt, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, the Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey and Yemen”. Egypt is 90 percent Muslim, Iran 98 percent, Jordan 92 percent, Lebanon 60 percent, Morocco 99 percent, Pakistan 97 percent, the Syrian Arab Republic 90 percent and Turkey 99 percent. Of the 192 member-states of the United Nations almost all honour killings take place in nine overwhelmingly Muslim countries. Denial is not an option.

More recently, honour killings have taken place in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Canada…

….

Who will take the honour out of these killings? Who will expose the horror from under the hijab? Who will protect women from the laws of men?

Somehow I wouldn’t count on the Western multiculti establishment, Doc.

What would it take to finally realise that our “sophisticated” non-judgemental multicultural attitudes prevent essential social progress of the sort Western women take for granted. We in the West should champion people like Dr. Saleem and help them fight for the rights of women under Islam. Instead we are complicit by our silence in appalling treatment of women not only in Islamic countries but increasingly in our own Muslim communities.

Via Mark Steyn 

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23 10 2008
udderlyme

for those of you who do not know, honour killings is when girls in other countries are murdered by a male family member because they for eg. wore makeup and showed their hair which is against their religion, or dated the wrong sort of boy, in some countries it is legal. to show you care, to help raise awareness and try and get it stopped please paste the following link on your wordpress/blogger/bebo/myspace and send this message onwards to friends.

PETITION; STOP HONOUR KILLINGS sign it, raise awareness of honour killings, be supportive of peoples choices

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