`Honour killings’ of girls and women on the rise in Canada: expert.
As many as 5,000 women and girls lose their lives – most at the hands of family members – in “honour killings” around the world each year, according to the United Nations.
Up to a dozen have died for the same reason in Canada in the last decade, and it’s happening more often, says Amin Muhammad, a psychiatrist who studies honour killings at Memorial University in Newfoundland.
“There are a number of organizations which don’t accept the idea of honour killing; they say it’s a Western-propagated myth by the media, but it’s not true,” he says. “Honour killing is there, and we should acknowledge it, and Canada should take it seriously.”
Kingston, Ont., police are now investigating that as a motive in the deaths of three teenage sisters and an older female relative who were found in a car submerged in the Rideau Canal in Kingston on June 30. The girls’ mother, father and brother were arrested on Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder.
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When Islam is forwarded as a state religion in the many countries from whence Muslim immigrants originate, their society is heavily influenced by the interpretative moral authority of the religion. When it encourages violence and apartheid against women, it begets violence and apartheid. When it encourages immoral actions in the name of morality, it betrays the original purposes of religion, being one of an omnipresent moral supremacy that maintains law and order through servitude to righteousness. Murdering your children serves nobody, but the false idols of some imagined “honour”. This kind of mentality has nothing to do with culture, then, but with the prefix of that word, the “cult”. The fact is that Islam has become, for all intents and purposes, a large cult that imposes immoral authority, and forces compliance through acts of terrorism against it’s own people.
A post to reflect about this phenomenon.
Canadian Minister Peter Van Loan has spoken against honor killings in Canada:
Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan opened the door to tougher penalties for honour killings yesterday, saying it is a crime Canadian society cannot accept.
“This notion that it is appropriate to kill a family member because of your disapproval of their lifestyle or choices like that is simply unacceptable in our society. I have a very serious problem with that.”
(…) Van Loan said he believes the very term honour killing is “highly inappropriate” and those who move to Canada need to know that “those kinds of norms and values” are not appropriate.
“We certainly try to encourage people when they come to Canada to recognize the importance of Canadian values and to respect the laws of this country. That’s something that we expect all people who come to Canada to do.”
This is speaking clearly about the issue…
Meanwhile the lawyer of the accused of the Kingston’s murders is considering a change of venue:
Ferdoussi says the media’s talk of the crime as an “honour killing” has effectively poisoned the atmosphere in both in Kingston, where the crime happened, and Montreal, where the family lived in St. Leonard.
Well, the murdered women are murdered. This people at least, can be worried about the “poisonous atmosphere” of the place they live in.
Authorities are now fearing for the alleged murderers safety, after they have received death threats.
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