Why is this a story for Dhimmi Watch? Because it is part of the culture that, because of the supine dhimmitude of Western authorities, is moving West “” and only very recently are officials waking up to it.
From Reuters, with thanks to Twostellas:
MULTAN, Pakistan (Reuters) – Five family members were murdered in a suspected honour killing in Pakistan on Tuesday, police said, shortly before a law took effect making such crimes a capital offence.
Gunmen broke into the home of Munnawar Mai and opened fire, killing Mai, her husband Mukhtar and their two-year-old son as well as the mother and a brother of Mukhtar, police said.
Mai and Mukhtar eloped and married in 2002, defying her parents wish that she wed a cousin. Mai’s family was still angry over her marriage, police chief Mohammad Jamil said….
The incident happened shortly before President Pervez Musharraf signed a bill into law making such honour killings a capital offence, official media said.
Hundreds of women are murdered each year in rural Pakistan for adultery, choosing partners without family permission or failing to fetch an adequate dowry.
Rights activists say the new law is a step toward curbing violence against women but note it will allow murderers to settle their crime out of court by paying compensation to relatives of the victims under Islamic law.
There were more than 1,200 honour killings in Pakistan in 2003, officials said.