Honor Killings????

@nicolec (2673)
United States
May 18, 2007 3:05pm CST
I could not believe my eyes when i read this. There have been so many discussions on this board about Muslims needlessly and ruthlessly killing people. And I have read many answers from Muslims saying this is just not the case. But now I read this article about "honor killings" and I am sick once more to my stomach. This story "portrays the tragedy and brutality of honor killings in the Muslim world." "Honor killings take place when family members kill relatives, almost always female, because they feel the relatives' actions have shamed the family." "Each year, dozens of honor killings are reported in Iraq and thousands are reported worldwide, said the United Nations" What can you say about this? This poor teen was dragged into the street and stoned to death! While police just stood by and watched. Can any Muslim defend this action? I'd love to hear it. http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/05/18/iraq.honorkilling/index.html
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@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
18 May 07
If you're talking about the incident I think you're talking about, it was committed primarily by members of the Yedizi faith - not Islam. I think that if there's so many threads here about Muslims killing people, then someone needs to start posting threads about Chrisitans killing and opressing people, as well as members of other faiths. These boards are too one sided, and those that ruthlessly pick on Muslims are pathetic. If a person is going to be a jerk, they need to spread the hate around instead of focus it one group in particular.
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@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
18 May 07
Whoops, forgot to add something. As for the honor killings...I think it's barbaric. People who would actually do something like that, and think that it's justified, don't deserve to be considered civilized, and that's all there is to it. If people like that want to be taken seriously by the rest of the world, they need to clean up their act.
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@nicolec (2673)
• United States
18 May 07
Hey don't blame me, I'm going by what the article said. That this happens in the muslim culture. It did not mention yedizi faith. Unless that was in the video and I missed it because I was too mortified by what I watching.
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• United States
18 May 07
nicolec dont let them mislead you this is definatly islam no matter where it occured !
• United States
18 May 07
logicaly they cant but rest assured they will try this is shiria law and unless we wake up in our country it is comming here !the politicaly correct folk who ignore it will believe it only when it is happening in the streets of the USA!
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@nicolec (2673)
• United States
18 May 07
This was definatly a wake up call for me. That's for sure. I hope more people learn of this too.
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• United States
18 May 07
i DO ALSO I KNOW IVE BEEN SHOUTING IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS FOR YEARS
@nicolec (2673)
• United States
19 May 07
Well don't stop shouting because people will hear you. And it only takes a few to carry the word on.
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@shak143 (1280)
• India
19 May 07
Being a Muslim i affended this act it's really shamefull there part Islam never says this to do instead it has given freedom to each individual to select his/her own partner that's why Khajii(who take care of marriage ceremony)ask's bride and groom to let they agree and happy with there parents discision of marriage if they said no the marriage won't take further. But now they are not bother about this.what they are doing is saythan's act and they have answer to the Creator. They are forgetting that they have to face the same situation in the court of Allah if not over here.
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@nicolec (2673)
• United States
19 May 07
This particular act had nothing to do with a married woman. She wasn't married. And it was her cousins that did this to her. Can you justify kicking and stoning your own relative?
@maria_k (925)
• United States
18 May 07
I cannot watch it either. It makes me sick. And, polices just stay there and watch. It's horrible. I hope there will change in the muslim world to allow more love and compassion shine the light in the region.
@nicolec (2673)
• United States
18 May 07
I highly suggest you dont watch it if you have a week stomach. It's not pretty. I hope there will be change no matter where this happens.
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@Bugsey (775)
• United States
8 Jul 08
I am not surprised. I think that is what happens when fanaticism of ANY KIND is taken seriously as part of one's life and so-called "culture". What moderate Muslims must do is to burn embassies and buildings as a protest against these "honor killings". I also think Islam needs a "reformation" the same way that Christianity needed it a hundred or so years ago.