Pakistani “honor killing” stories skip reference to Islam

I realize there are different variations of Islam just like any other religion. I also understand there are honor killings and “enforcement of religious rule” practices involving incomprehensible violence in other cultures and religions. That said, when an “honor” killing happens in Pakistan, it is assuredly associated with radical fundamentalists who practice Islam.

In the following Reuters and Associated Press stories, neither one of them mention Islam. I’m not sure how you can write the story leaving out reference to the religion these parents live their life by. Allegedly, they made the decision to punish a 15 year-old girl for looking at a boy as he drove by on a motorcycle. Either that or she was talking to a boy.

Isn’t it interesting that the media has no issue consistently referencing the “Christian” faith of the wackos at Westboro Baptist Church? Heck, I’m fine with them mentioning a small sect that ties themselves to an extreme Christian view, so why not mention fundamentalist Islam? That would be racist.

From the AP.

A Pakistani couple accused of killing their 15-year-old daughter by pouring acid on her carried out the attack because she sullied the family’s honor by looking at a boy, the couple said in an interview broadcast Monday by the BBC. …

“She said ‘I didn’t do it on purpose. I won’t look again.’ By then I had already thrown the acid. It was her destiny to die this way,” the girl’s mother told the British broadcaster.

The father said the family had already come under public censure because of their older daughter’s behavior…

This “behavior” is forbidden and pretty much directly associated with their religious beliefs … radical Islam.

From Reuters.

A Pakistani couple killed their teenage daughter by pouring acid on her face and body after they caught her talking to a boy, police and a doctor said on Thursday.

Again, no reference to the explicit reason for the “punishment” – religious beliefs. Nothing to see here … it’s just criminally-bad parenting and has nothing to do with the religious brainwashing and outright threats by Islamic fundamentalist leaders in Pakistan.

5 replies
  1. Plainvillian
    Plainvillian says:

    Can’t these little bumps in the road be eliminated by more sensitive engagement and more foreign aid?

  2. yeah
    yeah says:

    I just keep wondering how these people get their hands on so much acid!? (especially since a rational mind would be forced to conclude these brainwashed idiots are trippin’)

  3. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    The mere mention of Islam is verboten by the press, either out of fear or complicity.? It makes them cowards or criminals.? It is amazing and hypocritical that the leftist media is so protective of a particularly fundamentalist religion, while doing “exposes” on Christianity, and lately, Mormonism.? No mention of the Black Liberation theology that formed the basis of ?bama’s former mentor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright for that matter.
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    The so called “honor killings” are not the product of honor, but rather, blind brainwashing and ignorance, as prescribed by sharia law.?? How can you kill an innocent girl for simply looking at a boy?? How can any normal mother do that?
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    Sharia law has no place in civilized societies.

  4. Murphy
    Murphy says:

    Normal? What is Normal?
    Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
    You can remove the “he should go”. This brings up one more item – who is training your children- “I worry, my mother worries…”

  5. JBS
    JBS says:

    Islam is an anachronistic religion leftover from the dark ages. A billion people are held in fearful ignorance by the teachings of the clerics. There are some Muslims who take advantage of modern technology; there are many more who wrap their lives, and their family’s lives, around whatever they are told and, thus, think, what good Muslims do.
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    I am always suspect when anyone starts to ascribe criminal behavior to adherence to religious tenets. Whether it is a Muslim in a suicide vest or a Bible thumper preaching that there is only “one way.”??
    Murder is murder. Period. There is no excuse for that. Especially not religion.
    The whole thing is sickening.
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