Let’s see. We have seen honor killings among Palestinian Muslims, as well as among Pakistanis, Jordanians, Egyptians, and more, as well as honor killings in Muslim communities in the West, notably Germany and the UK. At the same time, we do not see any significant occurrence of honor killings among non-Muslims except, very occasionally, among culturally Islamic Arab Christians. Yet the very same people who insist when I quote Qur’an and Sunnah about jihad that quoting verses doesn’t establish anything, despite mountains of evidence that jihadists understand such verses as marching orders, will turn around and point out that honor killing is nowhere sanctioned in the Qur’an and Sunnah, and thereby dismiss it as non-Islamic.
That’s just swell, but it isn’t going to keep these victimized women alive. Here is yet another area in which the silence, indifference, and self-serving apologetic of Muslim moderates needs to end, and soon, or once again their self-definitions are suspect. The time for talk is long ended. It is time for them to take action if they sincerely hold the values they say they hold.
From the Jerusalem Post, with thanks to Ruth King:
A 38-year-old woman was shot and killed in the Arab village of Jisser a-Zarka early Wednesday morning while she was on her way to work.
It was suspected that the motive for the killing was family honor, according to residents of the place.
According to initial inquiries, the 18-year-old daughter of the woman who was murdered was romantically involved with a man from a rival family.