If this were happening in America, Hamas-CAIR would insist that the honor murderer's religious rights were violated, and that the NSW Supreme Court justice was an islamophobe. The Justice said, "women are not the chattels or possession of men."
But under Islam, they are. That's the rub. That's the sharia.
18 years is hardly enough. Life without parole. Period.
'Honour' killing abhorrent, says judge, as man convicted and son starts 18-year term The Ridge News
SO CALLED ''honour killings'' have no place in Australian society and must be seriously punished because women are not the chattels or possession of men, a NSW Supreme Court justice has said.
The comment came after a jury found Hazairin Iskandar guilty of brutally murdering his wife's lover in a Leichhardt street in February 2010.
Iskandar stabbed Mohd Shah Saemin, 43, with a knife while his son Andrew, then 19, bashed him with a hammer ''like a piece of meat''...
... ''No society or culture that regards itself as civilised can tolerate to any extent, or make any allowance for, the killing of another person for such an amorphous concept as honour,'' Justice Davies said. ''The whole basis and origin of honour killings is the notion that a woman is the chattel or possession of a man … such a notion has no place in this country.''
He said Andrew had shown no remorse and his sentence must send a message.