Friday, February 29, 2008

German Centre Shelters Muslim Women From Murder

And murder it is, there is not the slightest bit of "honour" in the killing of women that don't want to live in a society that is still stuck in eight century.

With it's large Turkish population Germany has it's own problems with this abomination.

All but one of the boys - of Turkish, Kurdish and Palestinian origin - were born in Germany.

They wore jeans and T-shirts and their hair glistened with styling gel. One sported a gold earring.

With their playful jostling, they seemed like teenagers in any Western backdrop, except for one thing: they swore they would kill their own sisters if any of them had sex before marriage.

The boys were convinced that that would destroy their families' honour.

By coincidence, I had just attended a summit on the thorny subject of integration, where a female politician of Turkish descent had appealed for state support for a local organisation that rescues young women fleeing forced marriage, or the threat of an honour killing.more
Graphic Hatun Durucu. For similar stories search Women In Islam label.

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