Honor killings and honor violence are escalating here and abroad. The problem is that we can’t talk about the problem. Anyone who dares to do so is immediately vilified as a racist-islamofauxbic-antimuslim-bigot.
Yet over 91% of honor killings worldwide are Islamic.
According to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, “In the name of preserving family ‘honor,’ women and girls are shot, stoned, burned, buried alive, strangled, smothered and knifed to death with horrifying regularity.” Between 5,000 and 20,000 so-called honor killings are committed each year, based on long-held beliefs that any female who commits — or is suspected of committing — an “immoral” act should be killed to “restore honor” to her family.
But of course that number is far higher.
Because so many honor killings are never reported — and because international organizations are discouraged from keeping statistics on such politically sensitive practices — no one knows how many honor killings occur each year.
Meanwhile, human rights organizations are busy worrying about “Islamophobia.”
“Man kills wife over ‘honour’ in Mansehra,” by Muhammad Sadaqat, Express Tribune, April 30, 2016:
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In another case of honour killing, a woman was gunned down by her husband in a remote village of Oghi in Mansehra, police said on Saturday.
The woman’s husband, Zaman, claimed she was allegedly involved in an extra marital affair with his cousin, Shabbir. Zaman killed his cousin in February after finding out about the affair and now, killed his wife, Fatima Bibi, 49.
The accused confessed to the police and said the murder was aimed at salvaging his family’s honour.
“I am quite satisfied with what I have done. Every man in his [Shabir’s] position would have chosen the same path. I had no other option because it was intolerable to see my wife in a video with someone else,” he said.
According to the police, Zaman and Fatima’s brother, Ali Muhammad, allegedly gunned down Shabbir on February 3, after a video of Shabir and Fatima surfaced on social media.
Earlier this year, Zaman became suspicious of Bibi’s relationship with Shabbir who was of the same village.
Fatima went missing the same night Shabbir was shot dead. As investigation into his murder was underway, Zaman went in search of his wife who was found at the home of their mutual relative in Lahore.
Once she was brought back to the village, she was allegedly shot six times. Fatima Bibi was married to Haider Zaman for 15 years and they had four children.
After killing her, Zaman went to the Oghi police station where he confessed. According to reports, Fatima’s brother’s had no objection to the murder but Fatima’s son, Azhar, filed an FIR against his father.
Further, Zaman told media and the police that he gave Fatima the option of divorce but she insisted that he kills her. A one day physical remand of the accused was granted by the judicial magistrate in Oghi on Saturday morning….
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