Popular talk show host and bestselling author Michael Coren had me on his television show today. Michael Coren will be speaking at our first-ever human rights conference dedicated to exposing the plight of women under Islamic law in Dearborn, Michigan on the anniversary of the honor murder of Jessica Mokdad. This monstrous practice is on the rise in the West, and it is incumbent upon all freedom-loving people to expose this ideology that sanctions the murder of girls. 91% of honor killings worldwide occur among Muslims. 96% in Europe.
The Muslim community, if it were honest about this phenomenon, would institute classes teaching Muslims against the attitudes and assumptions that lead to honor killing, instead of denying that it has anything do with Islam, when it obviously does.
Mohammad Shafia made it clear that he did it because he thought his daughters were violating Islamic norms: “May the devil s–t on their graves. Is that what a daughter should be? Would a daughter be such a whore?” He also said: “God’s curse on them for generations. … They betrayed Islam.”
The fatwa against honor killing does not address the fact that there is no penalty for a parent who kills a child in Islamic law. The fatwa against honor killing does not address the fact that many moderate Muslim states, including Jordan and Syria, have relaxed penalties of honor killing, and Islamic clerics have resisted attempts to stiffen those penalties.
In Islamic law the emphasis is not so much on the crime of rape but on the shame that the woman has brought upon her family by her sexual immorality, even if it was forced. So that shame can be washed away by her marrying the rapist.
Islam's emphasis is wholly and completely upon women as having the responsibility not to tempt men. If they do, and the man rapes, it's the woman's fault. So Islamic honor killing is of a piece with the wearing of hijabs, burqas, etc.
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