“Honor” Killing???

Posted: January 4, 2008 in Uncategorized
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These “honor” killings are a bunch of tribal ignorance that we just don’t need over here. Tariq Nelson has an excellent take on it here when he asks where is the compassion. There is nothing wrong with showing a little compassion and treating a person with dignity.

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  1. dawudwalid says:

    ASA,

    We know for certain that the murders were totally wrong and a grave sin with ALLAH.

    Since we don’t know the motive yet, however, I think that we should reserve judgement in inferring that this was a by-product of decadence from “over there.”

    For America not to be in a state of war on the domestic front, it is a world leader in murder. We dwell in a culture of violence. Such crimes are common place. In my city, a couple just killed 4 family members and another couple roasted their baby on a outdoor grill. That’s right, ROASTED THEIR BABY!

    They were Christians, a white couple and a black couple. They are all sad crimes.

    The murder of the girls, again, was wrong. We are hyper-sensitive to these things because even if a Muslim sneezes the wrong way, the media picks it up, and we then feel the need to defend Islam. This brother could have a substance abuse problem or a pyschological dysfuntion for all we know.

    WALLAHU `Alim.

  2. ammani says:

    Dishonor killings are believed to have their origins in misinterpretations of pre-Islamic Arab tribal codes. They pre-date Islam by centuries and, in fact, are un-Islamic.

    Nonetheless, to one with experience in these matters, it is obvious the murders of the beautiful Said sisters in suburban Dallas were dishonor killings.

    Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
    “Reclaiming Honor in Jordan”

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