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Honor Killings

Shine A Light

Tamsin Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

Don't keep turning pages, hoping that the next chapter will be better. Everyday is a blank screen. Switch off the chatter.

The Honor Code and the Arab Gulf

Anastasia Hobbet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anastasia Hobbet

There is almost universal agreement that honor killing is un-Islamic. It's also illegal, yet it claims more than a thousand Pakistani women a year, maybe many more.

Who's Afraid of Shariah?

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

How many of those anti-Islam protesters holding "No Sharia Law" signs (as if anyone were advocating shariah law in the U.S.) actually know what the word means? I'd say, oh, none.

"Quest for Honor: Stop The Killings Now!" -- A Documentary Examines Honor Killing

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

First-time filmmaker, 70-year-old Mary Ann Smothers Bruni, has made it her mission to bring visibility to honor killing in Iraqi Kurdistan. Within tha...

Anti-Mosque Activist Brings Fight Against Islam To Chicago Cabs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The entire country seems to be embroiled in a heated argument over the proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero in New York--and Chicago cab drivers a...

An American Honor Killing: Remembering Noor Almaleki

Marie Claire | Abigail Pesta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

In a quiet suburban parking lot outside of Phoenix, a father floors the gas on his Jeep Grand Cherokee and heads straight for his 20-year-old daughter...

A Practical Approach to Talking About Honor Killing

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

Many in the West misunderstand and conveniently condemn honor killing as a practice of Islam.

Killing DADT Is the Honorable Thing

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

In the United States we need to distinguish ourselves from countries, like our NATO ally Turkey, who continue officially to regard homosexuality as shameful.

Rana Husseini: Jordanian Journalist Who Exposed 'Honor Killings' Tells Story In New Book

WideAngle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"Jordan Farmer Kills Sister Over Alleged Affair," read a recent headline from the Agence France-Presse. The 24-year-old man stabbed his sister after h...

Honor Killing Law Amended In Syria

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Syria has scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences handed down to men convicted of killing female relatives they suspect of having illicit sex....

'Honor Killings' Have Morphed Into 'Honor Suicides' in Turkey

The Independent | Ramita Navai in Batman, eastern Turkey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When Elif's father told her she had to kill herself in order to spare him from a prison sentence for her murder, she considered it long and hard. "I l...

Honor Killings On The Rise, Going Unpunished In Iraq

The Guardian | Afif Sarhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Authorities in the southern Iraqi city of Basra have admitted they are powerless to prevent 'honour killings' in the city following a 70 per cent incr...