Reviewing honor killings in Canada

I was just browsing on Blue Like You and found this post that links to an article in the National Post about sharia law and honor killings.

Excerpt:

The practice of honour killing was born hundreds of years ago, rooted in a primitive patriarchal belief that a woman who chooses her own sexual partner is disreputable and must die. But in recent years, along with waves of immigration, alleged honour killings have started happening on Canadian soil, spurring a heated debate imbued with religious and political implications.

The article is a must-read. It contains a time-line for the most recent honor killing of 4 victims in Kingston, Ontario. And there is also a history of several other recent honor killings in Canada.

Where are the feminists? Where are the secular humanists? Where is the vaunted atheistic morality that is so much better than traditional Christian morality?

Other related article at Blazing Cat Fur.

UPDATE: ECM sent me this article that says that Muslims in the UK may get an all-Muslim police force to investigate their honor killings.

Excerpt:

MUSLIM crime victims could gain the right to have their cases overseen by police from their own religion, it emerged last night.

But Palbinder Singh, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Sikh Association, said: “I don’t believe a white officer is ever going to be fully conversant with a Sikh.”

Police in London already give victims the right to ask for a Sikh officer to be involved in an investigation but the scheme could be introduced for other religions elsewhere.

Chief Supt Joanna Young, from the Met’s Criminal Justice Policy Unit, said: “If it’s a success, I would encourage the other (police) associations to do likewise.”

The project is intended to help investigate “honour” killings and forced marriages but Metropolitan Police Federation chairman Peter Smyth said: “We’re stretched thin enough already. Are Sikh officers going to have their rotas changed so there’s always one on duty?

“It’s political correctness gone mad. We talking about the creation of a separate force within a force.”

Way to go, secular humanists!

4 thoughts on “Reviewing honor killings in Canada”

  1. When Sarzosky said burqas are not welcome in France, Secularists accused him of religious intolerance. But when women from other faiths are forced to wear burqas or veils in Islamic nations, no one seems to care. I wonder why!

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  2. Ironically, “feminists” – the ones who think that chastity is a problem – don’t seem to mind when Muslim men force women to be chaste.

    I put “feminists” in scare quotes because many of the women who ignore such things, or talk about the need for multiculturalism, are those who use feminism as an excuse to expand the progressive agenda. Conservative feminists have no problem decrying these acts, as do your every day housewives, working women, and non-political college women who are feminists but are rightly appalled at this behaviour.

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  3. “where are the secular humanists?”

    Why would the lack of belief in the god (the same god you believe in Wintery) that justifies murdering these women mean any one is compelled to jump in? Atheism is simply the lack in the belief of supernatural, magical beings, it’s not a political stance. Being a staunch atheist, I believe the men (and families that facilitate this) should be prosecuted and those not directly involved departed – but I don’t start rioting or causing violence over this. That is why you elect a government to deal with issues like these.

    Why do religious people always want to subvert government? I know, democracy doesn’t mix well with islam and christianity, but you have to give government a chance. My vote for democracy is my denouncement against actions like these.

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