Religion of Peace
Not that many Islamic Clerics logs onto the Rant Page and reads my thoughts, but what I am about to say could mark me for liquidation. I have in the past both defended and attacked Islam, and those that practice its laws. I fully understand, something that many who talk on this subject do not, that I am using my moral beliefs to draw my conclusions from. Understanding this allows me to look more objectively on the subject matter. This is how I can often defend Muslims on the occasion that I do.
This topic has been brought up before, not so much by myself, but it has been worked over once or twice before. So if this sounds somewhat familiar that is why. This is about Honor and killing those who break it. Our moral code says that killing someone who breaks the honor of our families can be disowned, shunned and even run out on a rail, but not killed. I am going to post a whole article and comment on each line to point out poignant thoughts.
At least 943 Pakistani women and girls were murdered last year for allegedly defaming their family’s honor, the country’s leading human rights group said Thursday.
From the opening line we get a few things right off the bat. The first thing I noticed was the writer is not Muslim. While you or I may think that Honor Killings are Murder, many Muslims do not, even so called progressive Muslims come short of the murder tag for honor killings. The second thing I noticed was the number, 943! If this was a statistic put out by the American CDC we would be calling this a Pandemic!
The statistics highlight the growing scale of violence suffered by many women in conservative Muslim Pakistan, where they are frequently treated as second-class citizens and there is no law against domestic violence.
Again I need to look past the agenda of the writer. Like I said I can use my Understanding of where I am coming from to get past the slant as written. I am not saying the writer is wrong, but it is slanted. The use of the word 'conservative is not an accident or without double meaning. The article was written for the American reader, the word conservative is used to tie it to the American Conservative moment (Tea Party) but that is just an observation. The Statistics are appalling.
Despite progress on better protecting women’s rights, activists say the government needs to do more to prosecute murderers in cases largely dismissed by police as private, family affairs.
I disagree, changing they way governments treat these acts we call crimes may help, but it will not change the way people think. You need to work on the root cause, and that is Islam itself. So long as Islamic Clerics tell the faithful that Honor Killings are condoned by God they will continue. If you are faithful to your faith can you think of something that your pastor, priest or cleric tells you that the government might outlaw, what would you follow? Me I know I would follow my faith, not my government.
“At least 943 women were killed in the name of honor, of which 93 were minors,” wrote the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan in its annual report.
Again I need to point out that one word is subjective. 'Minors' to you and I are people under the age of 18. Under Muslim Law a woman becomes so after her first period. So yea, your 9 years of age and hit puberty, your no longer a minor. While you and I may think this barbaric we are using our set of morals not the laws of the Peaceful Religion of Islam.
Seven Christian and two Hindu women were among the victims, it said.
This story does not report it, but I am willing to bet they were born Muslim, but that is just an assumption.
The Commission reported 791 “honor killings” in 2010.
I bet it does not get better anytime soon. If you look back further in time I bet Honor killings were more common.
Around 595 of the women killed in 2011 were accused of having “illicit relations” and 219 of marrying without permission.
Again 'Illicit Relations' to a Muslim could be as simple as being in a room with a man who is not related to you. Again you cannot attack this problem at a government level, especially when Muslims are in the government. This needs to be changed at the core. Which may be impossible to do. Look at the way people for centuries have tried to change the Catholic Church without success.
Some victims were raped or gang raped before being killed, the Commission said. Most of the women were killed by their brothers and husbands.
Again under Islamic Law rape is not condoned but it is not exactly punished when a woman is guilty of acts of moral indiscretion. And it stands to reason that the people who head the family that was dishonored would kill those who committed that dishonor. So Fathers, Brothers and Husbands would be most likely to commit the act of restoring that honor by eliminating those offenders. Barbaric, but logical.
Only 20 of 943 killed were reported to have been provided medical aid before they died, the Commission wrote.
20, I am surprised it was that many. I think the point of Honor Killing, is the killing part.
Despite the rising number of reported killings, activists have praised parliament for passing laws aimed at strengthening women’s protection against abuses.
Rights groups say the government should do more to ensure that women subjected to violence, harassment and discrimination have effective access to justice.
Last year, a Belgian court sentenced four members of a Pakistani family to prison for the murder of their daughter, who defied them by living with a Belgian man and refused an arranged marriage.
Like I said, if you want to stop these practices, you will need to change the fundamental teachings of Islam. That is not going to be possible. Nope not even close. The best you can hope for is a co-exsistance, but will you be willing to live with a neighbor who killed his wife because she escorted you to their garage, this being alone with you (Guys, ladies just pretend you are a guy) so you could borrow a pair of hedge clippers? No I did not think so.
As I have said before until Good Muslims make themselves heard, you must assume all Muslims condone Honor Killings and other things we would call crimes against humanity. No Exceptions.
For Example the Muslim guy, Mohammad Merah who killed 7 including children,a Rabbi and 2 Muslims in France that had Frances president claiming that since he killed Muslims that this was not an Islamic murderer. That is Bull Crap, he killed 2 Muslim Army guys in the Army of the Infedel, not the Muslim Brotherhood. This was a Muslim Thing!