Ready to open your eyes and be a little outraged?
Islam, the religion we are told repeatedly is a religion of peace is also the religion of Honor Killing. It is estimated by the United Nations that 5,000 women and girls are victims of Honor Killings each year -but most of the international groups that monitor these things say the actual number is closer to 20,000. Due to under reporting in many Muslim countries the number may be double that. Police figures show that in the United Kingdom the number of murders, rapes and assaults on people who dare to break strict religious or cultural rules is doubling every year, with up to two violent “honor crimes” being committed every day. But charities which help victims of honor crimes say the true extent of the problem is far worse than the statistics show, as every year hundreds of victims - normally women - are too frightened to report attacks or to give evidence in court.
58 per cent of these reported attacks were for being ‘too Western’: this includes being insufficiently subservient, rejecting Islamic dress, wanting a career, having non-Muslim friends or boyfriends, rejecting an arranged marriage or leaving an abusive husband.
Polls show that two-thirds of young British Muslims agree that ‘honor’ violence is acceptable.
A survey of Muslim women in Paris suburbs found that three-quarters of them wear their masks out of fear of violence.
Pew Research (2013): Honor killing the woman for sex outside of marriage is favored over honor killing the man in almost every Islamic country. Over half of Muslims surveyed believed that honor killings over sex were at least partially justified.
These crimes are unusual in that they are culturally, not individually, motivated. The U.S. branch of Amnesty explains:
“So-called honor killings are part of a community mentality. Large sections of society share traditional conceptions of family honor and approve of “honor” killings to preserve that honor. Even mothers whose daughters have been killed in the name of honor often condone such violent acts. . . . In addition, communal acceptance of “honor” killings furthers the claim that violence in the name of honor is a private issue and one to be avoided by law enforcement. Community acceptance of these killings stifles accurate reporting of the number of violent crimes against women in the name of honor. As a result, the true extent of the prevalence of “honor” killings is still not fully known.”
Because it does not fit easily into other patterns of domestic violence, honor violence needs to be explicitly addressed in any law aimed at protecting women from violence. Though the Senate’s Violence Against Women bill mentions “domestic violence” 38 times, and makes provisions for such esoteric subsets of domestic violence as those committed by non-Native Americans on Native American reservations, it fails to mention honor violence even once. Amidst its generous funding for a panoply of feminist causes, it does not provide a single dollar toward studying or preventing this unique and growing crime pattern.
We, here in the United States, are told, over and over, that the majority of Muslims in this country are, or want to be good Americans. That they do not condone or support terrorist activities. How then can they be so violent against their own women and girls? How can they accept and defend such violence and then tell us they just want to be good Americans and be accepted into our culture?
The answer is simple. They can’t and we should not turn a blind eye or allow these atrocities in any form. Perpetrators of these crimes –and every person who aides or abets them – should be tracked down and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Honor Killing should be rooted out and eradicated -and those whose religious beliefs can not accept that should be asked to go back to a Muslim dominated country.
Muslims that want to come to the West and enjoy the freedoms and better living conditions we have created here will not gain complete acceptance nor wide welcome until they get their heads out of the 7th Century and are willing to join us in the 21st!
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