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Brutal Honor Killing in UK Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Posted by Henry in fundamentalism, honor killing, Iraq, Islam, religion, UK.
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It is news like this that makes my blood boil.

The so-called honor-killing in the names of religion has to be one of the most barbaric, despicable act today.

What makes this particular case even more sickening is that fact that the 20 year old girl, Banaz Mahmod, was brutally murdered.

The father had planned the murder with his brother during a family dinner. He had also apparently bribed Banaz’s brother to kill her.

So why did this happen? Because the Banaz ended an “ending an abusive arranged marriage, becoming too westernised and falling in love with a man who did not come from their Iraqi village”.

This is simply sickening.

Father Murders Daughter in the Name of Honor Killing

Teenage Girl Stoned to Death for Loving the Wrong Boy Sunday, May 6, 2007

Posted by Henry in atheism, fundamentalism, honor killing, Iraq, Islam, Kurdish, love, religion.

I am completely horrified and saddened by the barbaric, despicable act of the so-called honour-killing in the names of Islam.

I am also maddened.

This Daily Mail report, originally found at Richard Dawkins’ website, is something I cannot digest. A 17 year old Kurdish girl of a minority Islamic sect was stoned to her death by her family and tribesmen simply because she was in love with a Sunni boy, and failed to return home one night.

A video of it is floating around the internet. I have not had the courage to watch it.

This is tribalism and religious blindness at their worst. Utterly barbaric beyond words.

I can understand better now what Sam Harris means by saying that the Muslim world is comparable to the 14th century Christian Europe.

I am proud to be an atheist.

ps. Note that there are couple of video still images on the websites. I decided not to put them here. I don’t see the points. They are too gruesome.

May the girl rest in peace.