Dad charged with murder in bride's 'honor killing'

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
July 8, 2008 5:10pm CST
slain woman's father, is in tears as he makes first court appearance He allegedly argued with daughter, who wanted out of arranged marriage Wife called police after screams awakened her United Nations: As many as 5,000 women die each year in "honor killings. "Honor killings" -- the slaying by family members of a woman or girl thought to be bringing them shame -- are usually kept quiet, making it difficult to determine how frequently they occur. I know that I am from the US and that cultures are very different. Here is my question. Time and time again we hear of these "honor killings" How is not wanting to be married less honorable than MURDER!!?? http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/07/08/honor.killing/index.html
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
23 Jul 08
Oh my goodness! This is just horrible! How and why do they do such crazy thing as you stated why is murder considered honorable, It is times when I hear about things like this is when I am the gladdest that I am and was able to choose whom I married. Not wanting to marry someone you don't love or like is not a sin or it isn't from where I am from. I know other countries have their different cultures and all but that is going to far. Killing your own flesh and blood over a marriage squibble..Just shocking!
• United States
9 Jul 08
I just don't understand when something like this happens. When it come down to shame of ones family a woman is killed over this is very wrong. I understand there are other cultures that do terrible things to women which is wrong too! but when someone is killed because she finds her voice to speak up to defend herself and is kill because of it, I just can't wrap my brain around that. There are other countries that do terrible things to women because they stand up for themselfs. Doing harm to another person because they go against their culture and are killed for it, I will never ever begin to understand.
• United States
9 Jul 08
Sometimes BEING married results in murder...maybe that's why? Seriously, though. I suppose I'm just an "ugly" American because I just don't understand other cultures. We've been emancipated for so long, it's just ingrained in us to be horrified at things so different from our own way of life. These cultures have been doing things this way for centuries, and we're only now learning of them. I don't know, but shame to a family in those cultures is worse than just removing the source of embarrassment. For an upstanding family to be shamed in any way, especially in marriage, could cost them everything they've worked for, everything they've ever known. Wouldn't you do the same? Probably not, but I guess that's where the logic comes from...
@subha12 (18453)
• India
9 Jul 08
It is really sad what happened. It may not be in your country, but it happens in many parts of the world. In our country also among many other communities it is there. its raelly sad and in this era peopel should come out of it.
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
9 Jul 08
There are so many countries that have this type of thinking and it is wrong, but they get by with it just the same.. I do believe in an "eye for an eye" and I am completely sure that the ones committing these crimes would not want to take their punishment like the "men" they are supposed to be.. I am 100% sure that even if I lived in a country where this was permitted, I would kill the "sob" that even thought of trying to hurt a child of mine..
• United States
9 Jul 08
Oh, it isn't honorable, but shaming people into killing their daughters goes a long way to the establishment of tyrannical control. Consider, not all fathers have to be able or willing to kill their daughters. But if some fathers are psycho enough to do this, then any father can pretend to be such a manacle madman in an attempt to attain or maintain despotic draconian control over his wife and daughters.