Monday, 19 March 2012

A large number of young Muslim Asians in Britain support so-called honour violence against women, a Panorama investigation has found.
The documentary reveals that the majority (69 percent) of Muslims aged between 16 and 34 say communities should live according to 'honour' or 'izzat'.

Among young Muslim males, that percentage rises to 75 percent.

The concept of izzat includes the obligatory taking of revenge when one’s ‘honour’ has been violated.

One in five Muslims said certain acts thought to shame families were justification for violence.
Laura Wilson, the first known white victim of an ‘honour’ killing in Britain. She was repeatedly knifed in the head by her Arab boyfriend Ashtiaq Ashgar after their relationship turned sour. Her mother believes her daughter was murdered because she challenged the code of ethics which some ethnic communities still follow (Daily Telegraph)
The possible reasons for honour violence included disobeying a father, marrying someone unacceptable or wanting to end a marriage.
Honour-related violence can include acid attacks, abduction, mutilations, beatings and death.
A study of police data by the Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation recorded over 2,800 honour crimes a year.
Jasvinder Sanghera, of the charity Karma Nirvana, set up a helpline for women at risk. It receives around 500 calls a month but she says this is the tip of the iceberg.
Of 500 Asians interviewed for the Panorama poll, 75 percent of young men and 63 percent of young women said families should live according to 'honour'.
In 2006, Banaz Mahmod, from Mitcham, south London, was strangled on the orders of her father and uncle because they thought her boyfriend was unsuitable.
Cousins Mohammed Saleh Ali and Omar Hussain, both 28, were jailed for a minimum of 22 and 21 years respectively for the honour killing of the 20-year-old Iraqi Kurd.
The victim's father Mahmod Mahmod and uncle Ari Mahmod were jailed for life at the Old Bailey in 2007.
And still brainwashed liberals maintain that Islam is a religion of peace.
BBC1's Panorama programme on honour killings will be screened tonight at 8.30pm.


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