Tuesday, February 17, 2009

NOW Actually Notes "Honor Killing"

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Generally when the left-wing National Organization for Women (NOW) speaks out on an issue, it's one that will cast Conservatives and/or Republicans in a bad light. Whenever it's a democrat such as Bill Clinton, the myriad media hacks who smeared and degraded Sarah Palin or the various stonings, rapes and hangings of women in Muslim nations, they suddenly clam up.

Not today as I guess the beheading of a woman by her well-known Muslim husband was just too horrifying and close to home. But of course, she tempers it:

The gruesome death of Orchard Park resident Aasiya Zubair Hassan — who was found decapitated — and the arrest of her estranged husband are drawing widespread attention, as speculation roils about the role that the couple’s religion may have played.

...“This was apparently a terroristic version of honor killing, a murder rooted in cultural notions about women’s subordination to men,” said Marcia Pappas, New York State president of the National Organization for Women.

She decried the scant national media attention paid to the story, which broke the same day as the commuter plane crash that killed 50 people in Clarence.

While domestic violence affects all cultures, Muslim women find it harder to break the silence about it because of a stigma, she said.
While many cultures suffer domestic violence and it's generally against women, no other culture I've read about uses ritual beheading as often as the Religion of Peace (TM). I can't think of another culture where a woman was decapitated by her husband because she asked for a divorce but then i could have missed it.

Via LGF.

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