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Thursday, February 02, 2012

How to discuss an honor killing without mentioning the "M" word

In Canada last week, a father, his wife and their son were convicted of the 'honor killing' of three teenage sisters and a 'co-wife.' The killers are adherents of the religion that cannot be criticized. But I'm sure it's all just a coincidence.
First the AP report on the MSNBC site which does mention a religion but not the one you think:
KINGSTON, Ontario — A jury on Sunday found an Afghan father, his wife and their son guilty of killing three teenage sisters and a co-wife in what the judge described as "cold-blooded, shameful murders" resulting from a "twisted concept of honor."

The jury took 15 hours to find Mohammad Shafia, 58; his wife Tooba Yahya, 42; and their son Hamed, 21, each guilty of four counts of first-degree murder in a case that shocked and riveted Canadians from coast to coast. First-degree murder carries an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.
A religion is finally mentioned in the report but only the one in which is politically correct to do so:
The prosecution said her parents found condoms in Sahar's room as well as photos of her wearing short skirts and hugging her Christian boyfriend, a relationship she had kept secret....
NBC didn't do any better with it. Let's go to the videotape.

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Gee - what religion are they? I know, I know, that religion doesn't teach those things. It's sheer coincidence that nearly every incident you hear like this one happens to involve its adherents.

And to my reader who always objects to posts like this one: Does your male guardian know that you read this blog and write comments on it?

And for the rest of you, please think about the implications of the fact that the media is so politically correct that they won't even name the religion that inspires this sort of thing. What do you think that says about how you get your news?

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At 4:49 PM, Blogger Geoffrey Carman said...

Sun News in Canada is being very very vocal and strong on this issue.

Alas, it is not clear if any other news service in Canada is doing the same.

The CBC at least quoted the father in full saying he did it for Islam, and for his honour. That even if he goes to jail at least he still has his honour.

It does seem like the CBC may regret publishing that direct evidentiary quote.

SDAMatt2a has a channel where he uploads lots of Sun News content.

Michael Coren, John Robson, Brian Lilley, and Ezra Levant are doing a great job of standing firm on this topic.


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