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Twisted Honour

A Canadian judge called the ‘honour’ killing of three girls and their mother a case of ‘twisted honour’. The two older girls had boyfriends and had told school authorities of the abuse they suffered at home from their father, an Afghan immigrant. Twisted is so very apt. As the judge said, this thinking has no place in civilised society.

Make no mistake, this has nothing to do with their religion, Islam, and yet it has everything to do with it. It is a cultural aberration, much like the wearing of the niqab or burka, seen all too often in Pakistani and Afghan families, as well as Iranian, Iraqi and other Arab communities, yet there are other cultures that practise similar beliefs: Greek, Italian, Indian, African and other non-Islamic cultures have also had ‘honour killings’ of female relatives. It is brought about by the men of the culture thinking they are superior to women, that they have some ‘god-given’ right and know better than anyone else. They allege it is written in the Koran and justify their medieval and misogynistic mindset claiming their God has sanctioned their behaviour. Read this essay in support of the view that this is an Islamic thing. Nothing could be further from the truth according to others. This topic is not new and has been debated for years, so what is the truth?

The truth for me is that it doesn’t make any difference whether it is Islamic and sanctioned in the Koran and the Hadith or it is a cultural misinterpretation of those scriptures. It is wrong. There is right and there is wrong and it makes no difference what religion you are, the colour of your skin or if you are male or female, rich or poor. Right is right and wrong is wrong and if the killing of anyone, other than in self defense, is considered right then that person or society is wrong. Who gave these people the right to take another person’s life? Even though the causes of war are too often wrong, at least on one side but usually on both, from the individual soldier’s perspective it is all about self defence. This is why soldiers fight for each other, to keep themselves and their mates alive and not for Queen and Country or the flag or the cause, but to stay alive.

Murdering your own flesh and blood to preserve an abstract concept such as family honour is obscene. Not to them, but it is to me. Does that make me right and them wrong? Yes. They will never accept they are wrong and no doubt they could argue I am the one who is wrong but I will never accept they have the right to murder anyone, let alone female members of their family. These swine received refuge and a good life in our society, our culture, then they tainted it with their wrong thinking and killed four women who, no doubt, embraced our way of life. They deserve to be sent back to where they came from and buried up to their breasts and stoned to death. Surely they would be grateful for such an Islamic death? Maybe then they might see the error of their ways.

If This Is Islam – Give Me The Inquisition

A woman sentenced to death by stoning has pleaded to hug her kids before she dies. Preferably, to stay alive and hug them indefinitely. She has already been flogged in front of her son for allegedly having an illicit relationship with two men. Then after that indignity she gets accused of adultery during the trial of a man accused of murdering her husband. While it seems obvious this is a set up to us, to any mind that can condone such barbaric and medieval practices, the likelihood the accused man was making it up to save his own skin can be ignored. Keep in mind these radical Muslims are the epitome of misogynists in real life.

If this is Islam, then bring on the Spanish Inquisition! Just another example of religion being twisted and abused for men’s own ends. It makes me sick and I want to have nothing to do with such warped and twisted, nasty, evil and perverted people. I know not all Muslims are this sick and not all Iranians are supporters of these religious zealots but enough are to keep travesties like this happening every day in the Islamic world, especially Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. These are the places that support the cultural aberration, the burqa.

My heart goes out to that poor woman and her family and all the other decent people suffering under the despots and despicable denizens of religion, which ever brand it is. Wherever a specific religion is the power in the land there is and always has been gross injustice.

My best advice is to stay away from these countries. To boycott their products and to have as little to do with them as you possibly can. If I thought the government of Iran would care if I signed a petition, I would do so but these arrogant tyrants respect nothing and nobody. I sincerely hope they let the poor woman go but these misogynistic societies are rarely merciful. If they do carry out their primitive and barbaric murder, I hope the very first stone knocks her unconscious… but they use small stones on purpose so that she suffocates under the weight rather than dies from any blow. You wouldn’t kill an animal that way but these people see it as God’s Will.  And the moderate Muslims wonder why so many of us shake our heads at the mere mention of the old saw that theirs is a religion of tolerance.

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