Honour killings? Crimes of Passion? Honour Slaps?


I was reading this blog earlier about Honour killings and its the usual stuff about how someone kills due to infidelity etc.

But this blog as about a Muslim Man who killed his wife.. (probably because she had an affair).. It was in the news under the Heading of Honour killing…

well what my question is is this kind of behavious only subject to muslims. I do not agree with honour killings etc, but im sure even a non muslim male or perhaps female would be extremely angry if they found out thier husband or wife was having an affair.. and perhaps have taken some kind of destructive action. Maybe it was a slap on the face or having a vase thrown at you or perhaps being locked out the house…or perhaps killed in anger!

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6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by ichabod on February 19, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    There is one man I knew when I was young who came home to find his wife in bed with another man, hey pulled out his shotgun and killed both of them in bed.

    The court let him go after spending six months in jail waiting trial, determining it was not premeditated and in the heat of uncontrollable anger.

    He was a nice man when I knew him, but I am sure it bothered him.

    I don’t know if he was religious or not but Islam was not in the equation.

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  2. Assalamualaikum,

    Dug up on this months back after seeing a documentary on it. I can’t say that I can comprehend what may be going on in their minds; the betrayal, the rage, the terribly disoriented anguish emotions, but I am truly aghast with honor killings.

    W’salam,
    Hajar

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  3. I guess there is no Honour in any Killing Nor Any Crime.

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  4. Posted by REAL Organization on February 20, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    I am sorry, but the honest issue is that there any many around the world who are committing “honor killings” in the name of an ideology of Islamic supremacism. To ignore the impact of this ideology and its oppression of women is simply foolish.

    As the United Nations recent concerns raised in this report —
    http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,25057454-23109,00.html

    This problem is not going to go away.

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  5. I agree with Real Organisation.

    As adults we have to learn to control our behaviour, especially something as impulsive as killing someone – no matter what the reason may be.

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  6. Like I say there is no Honour in Any Killing, A crime is a crime.

    People tend to act on anger and passion. I guess its more common in asian/ muslim countries as it hits harder in a society where morality is seen to be the norm, maybe it hits less harder in free western societies where numerous sexual partners seems to be normal.

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