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Honor Killing

Iraqi Immigrant Sentenced In Arizona 'Honor Killing'

AP | By AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 06.15.2011 | Home

PHOENIX -- An Iraqi immigrant was sentenced Friday to 34 1/2 years in an Arizona prison for running over and killing his 20-year-old daughter because ...

Director Feo Aladag uncovers honor killing in new film

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

No, Feo Aladag admits with a laugh, she never intended to become an expert on the horrifying practice of honor killings. But if she was going to make ...

Misogyny In The Muslim World: Bound By Culture Or Religion?

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

In many Muslim societies, Islamic law deems women inferior to men. A woman's testimony is worth half that of a man, and her independence is restricted by seclusion in the home, laws of guardianship by male kin, polygamy and unilateral divorce.

Are We Accomplices to Violence Against Women?

Navi Pillay | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Navi Pillay

The numbers are of pandemic proportions -- so large that, perversely, they distract us from the plight of the woman next door. Are we unconsciously shrugging it off as 'normal'?

DVD Review: Forbidden Lie$

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

Why did dozens of western media outlets allow Norma Khoui to peddle her falsehoods for so long and how can Random House easily brush off the book after spending resources publishing and promoting?

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.

Honor Killing: Is Violence Against Women a Universal Problem, Not an Islamic issue?

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John L. Esposito

Gender equity and violence against women are two issues rightfully attracting more attention in the mainstream press, but in the court of public opinion, Islam is wrongly seen as an instigator of women's oppression.

Yellow Cab Will Stop Running Anti-Islam Ads From 'Queen Of Muslim Bashers'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Earlier this summer, the leader of the group "Stop the Islamization of America" took out ads on 25 Chicago taxi cabs--and as of Tuesday, all of them w...

SPOTLIGHT ON FILM: Mary Ann Smothers Bruni Speaks Out Against 'Honor Killing' in the Middle East

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Filmmaker Mary Ann Smothers Bruni WHAT: 'Quest for Honor' WHEN: August 6 - 12, New York (IFC Center); August 13 - 19 Los Angeles (ArcLight Hol...

Defining Democracy

Rana F. Sweis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rana F. Sweis

The fifth Parliamentary elections will be held in Jordan this November. It is difficult to see signs of true reform in this year's elections and I hope that Jordanians will look beyond the banners that dress the city.

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...

Syria Bans Female Teachers From Wearing Veils

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Robert Weller

While much attention is being paid to European countries considering banning the burka, which allows only the eyes of Muslim women to be seen, an Arab country is barring its teachers from wearing them.

Turkish Girl Buried Alive For Talking To Boys

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The body of a 16-year-old girl who police say was buried alive by relatives in an "honor" killing carried out as punishment for talking to boys has be...

Male Monsters -- Girl Buried Alive for Being a Girl and the World Shrugs

Peter Daou | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Daou

The brutalization of women and girls cuts across all religious and cultural boundaries, so this isn't just about dis-'honor' killings, though few things are more heinous than a father murdering his daughter.

Noor Faleh Almaleki Dies: Iraqi Woman In US Dead After Father Runs Her Over For Being Too "Westernized"

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PHOENIX — A young Iraqi woman whose father allegedly hit her with his car because she had become too Westernized died from her injuries Monday a...

Rifqa, the Reverand and Apostasy

Salam Al Marayati | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Salam Al Marayati

Mohamed Bary says she can practice any faith she wants -- clearly, he is not a fundamentalist. He believes his daughter was brainwashed and kidnapped.

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 afte...

Jordan Honor Killing: Man Confesses To Brutally Stabbing To Death Pregnant Sister

AP | DALE GAVLAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMMAN, Jordan — A Jordanian man confessed to stabbing to death his pregnant sister and mutilating her body to protect the family honor, said Jor...

An American Muslim Call to End Domestic Violence

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wajahat Ali

The brutal murder of our sister, Aasiya Zubair Hassan, finally forced a community of believers to unearth our heads from the sand and confront head-on the insidious epidemic of domestic violence.

Afghan Immigrant Convicted In "Honor Killing" Of Sister In Germany

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAMBURG — A 24-year-old Afghan immigrant has been convicted of murdering his 16-year-old sister in a so-called "honor killing" in Germany. A Ha...

The Real Story Behind the Batman, Turkey Lawsuit

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The Mayor of Batman, Turkey is suing Warner Bros and Chris Nolan for not getting permission to use the name 'Batman.' Absurd, insane, ridiculous, right? Well of course, but the truth is far more disturbing.