No honour here
To readers like this, when a Muslim man kills his wife (or female relative), it's an ''honour killing.'' But when an American non-Muslim does it, it's just another story in the back pages of the paper.
That's if it gets reported at all.
I replied several times to this guy but, typically, he just keeps coming after me.
I'll spare you all the blah-blah-blah. Here are the nut graphs, where he accuses the Star and me of being too politically correct to connect the dots.
The paper has repeat stories which show us the true face of Islam but refuses to connect those stories with Islam.
will they make when things are a bit dicey? Where will their trained loyalties lie when we are on the line between what I feel would be an agreed upon (between you and I) standard for light and the dark. Which way would the tide go?
The theat is real and the potential picture looks ugly to me. Lets talk about it and truthfully report on it well ahead of time.
These guys always write as if somebody is coming to take away my rights and wrap me up in a burka, like any second now. To them, every killing of a woman by a Muslim man, even when it's clearly by a deranged psycho is an ''honour killing.''
Prosecutor Mohammed al-Tarawneh said the man turned himself into police and has been charged with murder.
The 28-year-old married woman was five months pregnant and stabbed repeatedly in the face, neck, abdomen and back as well as being hacked up with a meat cleaver, according to government pathologist Awad al-Tarawneh.
Police familiar with the case said the woman had moved back in with her family after an argument with her husband six months earlier. The brother believed that she had then started seeing other men.
The names of those involved have not been released.
The incident, the ninth such case this year and the second this month, took place in the village of Basira, in the conservative Bedouin heartland of southern Jordan.
Strict tribal and religious values are enforced in these villages, including the belief that women carry the family's honor.
Around two dozen women are killed each year in these conservative areas of Jordan by male relatives who typically accuse them of besmirching the family honor through adultery or having sex outside of marriage.
Around two dozen women? This is terrible. But it's a drop in the bucket compared with the U.S.
So anyway, tonight, prompted by this blog entry, I looked up some numbers.
Turns out that in Jordan, and hey, what the heck, throw in all the other Muslim countries, honour killers are amateurs compared with the guys right here at home.
For example, American men have it all over Muslim men in the wife-killing department. They even kill their kids just to spite their wives.
Like this guy did last week.
PRICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A man facing a divorce trial shot and killed his estranged wife, their teenage daughter and two other relatives in rural north Alabama before returning to his home in a nearby town and killing himself, authorities said Tuesday.
Kevin Garner's body was found Tuesday afternoon near his Priceville home, which burned to the ground overnight. His divorce trial was to start Wednesday.
Garner apparently shot himself in the chest, said Travis Clemmons, chief investigator for the sheriff's office in Lauderdale County, where the four bodies were found earlier in the day in a home in Green Hill, a small community near the Tennessee line.
The victims were identified as Garner's estranged wife, Tammy, 40; their 16-year-old daughter, Chelsie; Garner's sister, Karen Beaty of Illinois; and Beaty's 11-year-old son, whose name was not released.
The Steinbach RCMP detachment was called at about 8 a.m. Saturday about a woman who had just fled her home with her children after being stabbed in the tiny community of Mitchell, about 60 kilometres southeast of Winnipeg.
Police said the man repeatedly stabbed his wife with the screwdriver inside a bedroom while the children were present.
In fact, my guess is, any day, at random, if were to go to Google News and punch in ''man kills wife,'' you'd get plenty of stories. Every other day, some guy goes nuts because his wife/girlfriend/sister/mother hurts his feelings/ego. Isn't that ''honour killing'' too?
Now obviously, comparing numbers is difficult as it's impossible to know how many women are killed by the mates in Muslim countries. And in the U.S., femicide is one of the most under reported crimes by the media.
But get a grip, dear letter writers, and spare me the Muslim-bashing. Quit spilling your crocodile tears when women and children right here are being slaughtered.
The only differences between what goes on over there and here are (1) there they put a label on it and (2) here women sometimes kill before they get killed.