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Honor Killing

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Submitted by Susan (United States), Feb 25, 2009 at 11:36

It is obvious that this was an honor killing. Just imagine this Muslim's rage and shame at being locked out of his own house and rejected by his wife, an inferior, stupid, and devil-possessed creature according to Islam. How many domestic violence cases involve ritualistic savagry as this did? He could have killed her in dozens of ways without mutilating her body. She may have already been dead when he beheaded her and for her sake, I certainly hope so. He wasn't content to just kill her, he had to curse her as well by ensuring that she would not go to paradise.

We can expect more and more of these heinous crimes that Muslims insist are "cultural" anomalies that have nothing to do with Islam. But they never tell you that this despicable cultural practice is tacitly condoned throughout the Islamic world, where innocent, helpless women are casually sacrificed for male amour-propre and "honor". Kill your wife, sister, or daughter and regain your respectibility; spit shine your tarnished name with the blood of a female relative. Your friends and neighbors will love you for it; they might even throw a party.

Oh well, all cultures are equal and we have no right to criticize people who are "different". I'm sure the time-honored Islamic tradition of honor killing will fit right into our society, as well as many other Islamic traditions like jihad, Muslim supremacy, child brides, and systematic spousal abuse. I feel so enriched already!

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