It's the sharia. Respect it. "A young couple in conservative southern Afghanistan..." Conservative? The media is sick in their collectivist head.
How does the Muslim community respond to the desperate circumstances of Muslim girls living in devout Muslim homes? They deny, obfuscate and dissemble. The Muslim community protects the religious honor code, while smearing and libeling the truth tellers coming to the aid of these girls as "racists." Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide.
The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders. Iraqi women have asked for tougher sentences for Islamic honor murderers, who get off lightly now. Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but "the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour 'provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.'" And in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that "Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values." (Source: Jihadwatch)
It matters that honor killing has Islamic sanction. Robert Spencer explains here:
In light of all this, until authorities get the courage to tell the truth about honor killing, there will be many more such murders.
A manual of Islamic law certified by Al-Azhar as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy says that "retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right." However, "not subject to retaliation" is "a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring's offspring." ('Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2).
In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law. In accord with this, in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that "Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values."
Why does it matter that the practice of honor killing has Islamic sanction? Because if the roots of honor killing are never discussed and always ignored, the practice will never stop. Until the Islamic roots of the practice are discussed openly and human rights groups begin calling for reform, honor killings will continue in the Islamic world -- and in Muslim communities in the West.
Afghan woman’s family ‘behead her and her lover and dump their bodies in graveyard in horrific honour killing’ Daily Mail, October 23, 2013
- 10 men broke into their home, kidnapped and beheaded them, police said
- Police believe the girl's family is to blame after she went to live with her lover
- The man's brother told police he loved the girl, 20, and wanted to marry her
A young couple in conservative southern Afghanistan have been found beheaded, apparently killed for having a love affair outside of marriage, officials said Wednesday.
Police investigating the case said they believed the family of the woman, aged around 20, was responsible for the murders in the southern province of Helmand, a lawless hotbed of the Taliban insurgency.
The elder brother of the male victim, who was in his 20s, told officers the woman had run away with him recently and was living in their family home.
Afghan woman’s family ‘behead her and her lover and dump their bodies in graveyard in horrific honour killing’ 10 men broke into their home, kidnapped and beheaded them, police said Police believe the girl's family is to blame after she went to live with her lover The man's brother told police he loved the girl, 20, and wanted to marry her.
On Monday, 10 men broke into the house near the provincial capital Lashkar Gah and kidnapped the pair, police official Mohammad Ismail Hotak told AFP. 'On Tuesday, local residents reported that there were two bodies in the graveyard. We went there and found them. Both were beheaded,' he said.
Omar Zwak, the provincial governor's spokesman, confirmed the incident and said an investigation was under way.
Relations between young men and women outside marriage are taboo in Afghanistan, an extremely conservative nation with deep Islamic beliefs.
Most marriages are arranged by family elders, in some cases without the couples being consulted.
A man attempting to establish relations with a woman is seen as an insult to her family's honour and often leads to violent revenge.
In such cases, the woman is often also killed for supposedly bringing shame to the family.