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May 18, 2007

Four Arrested in Dua Khalil Aswad Honor Killing

Her "crime" was falling in love with a Sunni Muslim boy, for which she was brutally stoned to death:

Authorities in northern Iraq have arrested four people in connection with the "honor killing" last month of a Kurdish teen -- a startling, morbid pummeling caught on a mobile phone video camera and broadcast around the world.

The case portrays the tragedy and brutality of honor killings in the Muslim world. Honor killings take place when family members kill relatives, almost always female, because they feel the relatives' actions have shamed the family.

What can you say about a culture that stands by and watches this, and take no action to save the girl or contibute some measure of rationality to the mob mentality and the sick custom of honor killing?

Hat tip - Blogs of War

Cross posted from Hyscience

Posted by Abdul at May 18, 2007 10:40 PM

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