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.
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.
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.