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Salim Solaiman


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Are you aware of something called "Honor Killing" ? What's your view about the way of bringing this tyranny into an end quickly?

There is a discussion going on here on justification of Death Penalty started by Laurens Rademakers, lot of discussion going on there. Was thinking what about "Honor Killing".

If someone is not aware of that it's a traditional practice of Killing a preson or persons by family or tribe or society member for the sake of keeping the so called HONOR high. No surprise in most cases targets are Women (are we still modern human really ?)!!!

Though in general it is projected as to be something in place to keep sexual morality of society sacred by preventing extra-marital sex or pre martial sex or in broad to prevent adultary it's not always so. In many countries if women go to the court for a divorce even for a valid reason , after winning the case she is being killed in court premise not by her husband of family memebers of husband rather killed by her own father / brother/ any other family member of her own family !!!! What a brutal society we are still having !!!!

In some countries this so Called Honor Killing has got legal approval from in countries legislative code !!! For more reading can check the links below


I know how shocked & shameful the community here will feel about this brutality. Now the question is

How the sufferers can bring it to an end ?
Why this brutality is not in the media that much ?
What the aware empathetic MEN of those society should do?

Edit : Thread is edited to some extent since it was posted with the great suggestion from Birdia :)


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    Jul 25 2011: I honestly can't fathom how murding someone gets your honor back. Much less how a father murdering his daughter or a brother murdering a sister and most of all a son murdering a mother brings honor of any kind. Once these "honor killings" are actually seen for what they are "murders" then maybe the numbers will diminish. I would love to say cease but as long there is way to get away with murdering someone under any ridiculous cloak there will be those who defend such practices.
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      Jul 26 2011: Hi Melissa yes sometimes human nature can't be fathomed really , neither I can understand in this case like you how come so called educated people of those socities seems are quiet about this brutality !!!

      You know even then we will boost again we "Human Beings Are Best Creature of All"......... what a hypocrisy !!!!

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