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-Is Islamic ‘Honor’ Killing and Violence on the Rise in the West?

by Dr. D ~ January 6th, 2012

Is Islamic ‘honor killing’ and ‘honor violence’ on the rise in Western countries?


According to this report from CBN. As the numbers of Muslims in Western countries have increased, so have so-called ‘honor’ killings and family violence. Here is just a small sample:

• A Canadian woman was strangled by her father because she refused to wear a headscarf.

• An Italian had her throat slit by her dad while she was held down by three uncles.

• An American woman was run over by her father in his Jeep Cherokee.

• Two sisters were shot by their father in a New York taxi.

Immigrant Muslim families continue to cling to traditions that come from both their former culture and from Islam. One report claims that there have been over 3,000 honor attacks in Britain alone.

In the USA, honor attacks or killings are rarely identified as such by the media. It isn’t ‘politically correct’ to single out domestic violence that might be attributed to Islamic traditions here.  The major media is concerned about a rise in so-called Islamophobia and does not want to add to it even with the truth. Whether it is murder or ‘honor killings’ it is against the law and the same with domestic violence no matter the excuse.             *Top

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