Monday, February 11, 2008

The culture of honor killings

Immigration has effects that can never be fully predicted or comprehended. There is the obvious implications when Muslims appear in a community for the first time. The sight of women wearing a burkah in the streets sends a chill down the spine as well as triggering sniggers and surprise. Similarly, there are suburbs where a mass influx of Vietnamese or Sudanese will ruffle the feathers of those of us who have so far been comfortable to the sight of strange and different faces and clothing.

These are obvious changes brought about by immigration of foreign cultures. What isn't so obvious is unseen facet of the immigrant groups, their culture.
As much as some aspects of a foreign culture are self evident, others are hidden and only surface when there are victims of violence.
Up to 17,000 women in Britain are being subjected to "honour" related violence, including murder, every year, according to police chiefs. (see link)

Those who still cling to the noble concept of multi-culturalism probably don't spend much time contemplating the culture of domestic violence that is the result of honor killings.


Hammer said...

But the Arch Bishop of Canterbury says we need to accept it...

The only thing these monsters understand is force. Immigrants will assimilate or be deported.

BEAJ said...

Accepting Sharia is just like accepting rape.

I noticed in the article, "Muslim" didn't appear until the 15th paragraph. It appears only twice, just to describe a couple of situations.

Lexcen said...

BEAJ, I specifically avoided mentioning Muslims because the issue I want to raise is more about culture than Islam. Yes the crimes of honor are always committed by Muslims but that in itself isn't part of Islam. It is the culture that comes with Muslims, that is the culture of honor and honor killings that I want to emphasize.