Honor killing in Pakistan: Muslim family murders newlyweds for marrying for love


Honor killing and violence is in accordance with Islamic mores and tradition, which is why we see an increase in honor killings in the West: it’s a result of Muslim immigration.

A recent survey showed that 91 percent of honor killings worldwide are committed by Muslims, and 84 percent of honor killings in the United States were done by Muslims. This is no surprise. A manual of Islamic law approved by Al-Azhar, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, stipulates that “retaliation is obligatory…against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” In other words, Islamic law sets no penalty for a parent who kills his child. Also, the legal codes of Jordan, Syria, and other Muslim countries have substantially reduced penalties for honor murders as compared to other murders, and Islamic clerics have resisted efforts to stiffen penalties for honor killings. (source)

“In the name of honour: Family allegedly kills couple over love marriage,” Express Tribune, March 31, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

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A newly wed couple was murdered in cold blood for marrying out of their own will on Saturday in Abbottabad.

According to Express News, the couple, hailing from Pawa region in Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa, named Nasir and Fizza got married a few weeks ago against the will of their family members.

The duo was called in by Fizza’s family to reconcile matters, which turned out to be a trap for the two. Members of Fizza’s family then allegedly killed her and her husband in the name of honour. Their dead bodies were then thrown ruthlessly to the streets.

The police informed that a case has been registered and that culprits will be held accountable under the light of evidences.

Earlier in January, a girl and her fiancé were gunned down, allegedly by the girl’s maternal uncle after spotting the couple chatting with each other in Sindh’s Ghotki.

The girl, identified as Nazeeran, was speaking with her husband-to-be Shahid in Nayi Wahi village in the suburbs of Ghotki when seen by her uncle, who opened fire on them out of anger, Express News reported. According to police, the victims were each other’s cousins and the incident was a case of ‘honour killing’….

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) hasreported an average of 650 “honour” killings annually over the past decade. But since most go unreported, the real number is likely to be much higher.

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