More Honor Killings In The West, Yet No Outrage?

“The struggle for women’s equality continues in many aspects of American life,” said Barack Obama in Cairo in June, “and in countries around the world.” Too bad Obama wasn’t speaking about Islam.

There have been three separate incidents of honor killing in the past week: seven women are dead in Canada, and one in Germany. All were Muslims. The world in the West is changing for women. This war being waged in our society by Islam is about women — it’s about power, it’s about control.

Four other Muslim women died recently in a “car accident” near Kingston, Ontario, and Kingston police are investigating: the teenage girls Zainab Shafia, Sahar Shafia and Geeti Shafia, along with their “aunt” Rona Amir Mohammed. Investigators are now saying that the girls’ parents and their brother conspired to dump the car into the Kingston Mills Locks on the Rideau Canal on June 30, and then lied to police in saying that the incident was an “accident.” The girls’ father, Mohammed Shafia, originally claimed that the four had gone on a joyride with the eldest, Zainab Shafia, driving. Yet Zainab Shafia had no driver’s license. What father or mother would throw a daughter the keys to a car when the girl had no license, and allow the teen to take her younger sisters with her? Does that not sound totally out of character for a parent?

The Kingston police think so, and now they’re calling this a “Muslim honor killing.” Diba Masoomi, who has been described in media reports as Mohammed Shafia’s sister, said that the girls’ father “believed his daughter had dishonoured him and the family by having a romance with a young Pakistani man in Montreal.” Another source close to the family says: “The girls were not allowed to go out alone, for example, neither to the cinema nor to meet friends and they were not able to dress freely.” Their father “often criticized the influence of the Western culture on his family since they were not living in an Islamic country anymore.” Rona Amir Mohammed, meanwhile, turns out to have been not the girls’ aunt, but the first wife of their father.

In an unrelated case in the same city, on Saturday a Muslim mother and her two daughters from Kingston, Ontario were found unconscious in a hotel pool; by Monday all had died. Now seven Muslim women in Kingston have drowned this summer. Mark Steyn comments, “There would seem to be a statistically improbable number of multiple drownings of female members of Muslim families in Kingston this summer. If you’re a young female Muslim, and you have any say in the matter, you might want to vacation elsewhere.”

Meanwhile, The London Paper reports that “a teenager and a 25-year-old are accused of attempted murder after they allegedly poured sulphuric acid down a young man’s throat in a suspected ‘honour crime’ in Leytonstone.”

And Deutsche Press Agentur reported that “Munich police are questioning a 27-year-old Afghan man suspected of stabbing his former wife to death ‘in the name of the Koran,’ police sources said Tuesday. A Munich police spokesman said the 24-old Afghan woman Nesima R., whose full name was withheld for legal reasons, had been stabbed some 20 times, and that the suspect had given the Koran as a justification for the attack.”

These are the victims of Western apathy and silence, and it’s only getting worse. Almost no one in the dinosaur media talks about honor killing. All those loud mouthed charlatans talk big when excoriating and trashing those who fight for these women and recognize their plight, but they cower when forced to report on Islam. Instead, they search for benign euphemisms for this most brutal and ugly ideology. Thus as the Islamists, the leftist apologists, and useful idiots continue to obfuscate the truth behind these terrible honor murders and attacks, Muslims who engage in such practices are sanctioned by society at large. As the West bows to Islamic supremacism, it’s the women and children, who in Sharia states are nothing more than chattel, who suffer the brunt of it. Our silence, and in effect complicity, has consequences. Honor killings in the West are on the rise.

Where are our cultural mores, our standards, our humanity? Where is our reverence for human life, women’s rights, our unalienable rights?

Does tolerance of savagery trump our humanity and basic sense of right and wrong and good and evil? What is wrong with everyone? Where is the outrage?

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