Honor killings and honor violence are escalating here and abroad. The problem is that we can’t talk about the problem. Anyone who dares to do so is immediately vilified as a racist-islamofauxbic-antimuslim-bigot.
Yet over 91% of honor killings worldwide are Islamic.
According to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, “In the name of preserving family ‘honor,’ women and girls are shot, stoned, burned, buried alive, strangled, smothered and knifed to death with horrifying regularity.” Between 5,000 and 20,000 so-called honor killings are committed each year, based on long-held beliefs that any female who commits — or is suspected of committing — an “immoral” act should be killed to “restore honor” to her family.
But of course that number is far higher.
Because so many honor killings are never reported — and because international organizations are discouraged from keeping statistics on such politically sensitive practices — no one knows how many honor killings occur each year.
Meanwhile, human rights organizations are busy worrying about “Islamophobia.”
“Girl found dead in well, police suspect brother killed her for ‘honour,'” by Riaz Ahmad, Express Tribune, April 26, 2017:
PESHAWAR: A teenage girl was found dead in a well at her home in Arbab Tapu area on Wednesday and police suspect that her brother murdered her for ‘honour’ and dumped her body there.
An officer at the Mattani Police Station told The Express Tribune that Kainaat, 17, was shot dead by Qaisar Khan, her brother. Later, Qaisar threw his sister’s body in a well at their home.
“The body is extremely decomposed as several days have passed since the murder. A Rescue 1122 team fished it out of the well after a lot of effort,” the officer added.
A resident of the area said the girl had gone missing when she was 12. He added that the girl was kidnapped by her relatives and sold several times.
She was then forced into prostitution in Lahore. Her father kept searching for her and was finally able to find her….
The resident said after the girl was rescued, she had identified the relatives who had kidnapped her when she was a child but they were never booked.
The police said Qaisar had accused his sister of having illicit relationships with some men and that could have been the motive behind the murder.