Sunday, August 12, 2007

Two women murdered to “honor” family in Turkey

This is another sad example of the barbaric practice of “honor killings.” This report is via MEMRI:
A woman (47) deserted her husband in Kars, in eastern Turkey, and moved in with her divorced daughter (27), mother of three. They were located by the husband/father and his son who came yesterday to the women's home in Kocaeli, where the 19 year old son brutally killed his mother and his sister by beating them on the head with a bat, with his three young nephews watching.

Upon his arrest the 19 year old said that he had killed the women to clean the honor of his family.

Recently, the new women MPs from all political parties in Turkish parliament had announced that they would cooperate in the fight against honor killings and to elevate the status of women in Turkey.


Anonymous said...

What's the big deal? If you listen to the cultural diversity folks, this is just an example of how the Turks treat women. Certain African tribes mutilate girl's privates. Perhaps the Hindus will bring back suttee which the British outlawed in 1829. Suttee is the custom of chaining the deceased husband's widow to his funeral pyre and burning her alive. When the English outlawed suttee the Hindus squawked like mad that they were interfering with their (Hindu's) religious practices. The British denied it was an interference. The Hindus were welcome to continue the practice...just that the British would hang anyone caught immolating innocent widows.

You know those dastardly culturally insensitive British...How dare they put their morals on the Hindus? Maybe, according to our PC crowd, we should let all of our culturally diverse friends practice their customs in the US? Celebrate their barbarity even?

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