Friday, October 24, 2008



Must not mention "honor killing"

Even if it is:
"The FBI removed all mention of the controversial term "honor killing" from the wanted poster of a double-murder suspect after FOXNews.com ran a story announcing the use of the term.

Yasser Abdel Said, wanted for the murder of his two daughters, has eluded authorities for almost a year. The bodies of the young women - Sarah Said, 17, and Amina Said, 18 - were discovered in the back of a taxicab in Irving, Texas, on New Year's Day. According to family members, Said felt he was compelled to kill his daughters because they had disgraced the family by dating non-Muslims and acting too "Western."

The girls' great aunt, Gail Gartrell, has always called the case an "honor killing." And for a few days - until last Friday - the FBI publicly agreed. "The 17- and 18-year-old girls were dating American boys, which was contrary to their father's rules of not dating non-Muslim boys," The FBI "wanted" poster read early last week. "Reportedly, the girls were murdered due to an 'Honor Killing.'"

Some Muslims have objected to the term "honor killing" because they say it attaches a religious motive to a crime, which could lead to discrimination against Muslims. The FBI said Tuesday that it had deleted the term because the FBI never meant to attach a label to the case.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, "honor killing" is in any case an oxymoron - should call it a "bigot-killing"!

Anonymous said...

"Some Muslims have objected to the term "honor killing""

They object to the term, but not the act! And these are the cretins we're trying to bring democracy to?

Robert said...

Some Muslims have objected to the term "honor killing" because they say it attaches a religious motive to a crime, which could lead to discrimination against Muslims.

My my, what a surprise - the term attaches a religious motive to a religiously-motivated crime. Who would have guessed?

Anonymous said...

The Arab world was better off under the old Ottoman empire, they do better under strong single person rulership, the Palestinian elections when Hamas came to power prove Islam and deomracy do not work together.

grainnewale said...

"Some Muslims have objected to the term "honor killing"

In other contexts it would simply be calling a spade a spade!!

Anonymous said...

There is nothing necessarily 'religious' about the term.
I always read it to mean that it offended against the family's honour or dignity. That's not necessarily a religious thing - its more a pride thing (and a crazy overreaction to a perceived slight thing).

Anonymous said...

"Some Muslims have objected to the term "honor killing" because they say it attaches a religious motive to a crime,"

What the f*ck? there was a religious motive to the crime! It's called Islam for crap sake!

Anonymous said...

he was compelled to kill his daughters because they had disgraced the family by dating non-Muslims and acting too "Western."

And I feel really compelled to kill Muslims because they aren't acting "Western" enough.