After she lost her virginity she was viewed as a “valueless commodity.” I have many times spoken about how Islam relegates women to the status of commodities, and here is proof. And of course the usual chorus of Islamic apologists will appear to assure us that honor killing has nothing to do with Islam and is a cultural practice followed by a wide variety of peoples — and yet Muslim girls keep getting killed in disproportionate numbers. No one, of course, dares to confront the root of the problem by pointing out such inconvenient truths as the fact that a manual of Islamic law certified by Al-Azhar as a reliable guide to
Sunni orthodoxy says that “retaliation is obligatory against anyone who
kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However,
“not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers
or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2).
In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty
under Islamic law. In accord with this, in 2003 the Jordanian
Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to
stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”
“Missing girl was victim of honour killing, claims mother,” by Lucy Ballinger for the Daily Mail, October 8 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A mother broke a ten-year silence to claim her teenage daughter was murdered in an ‘honour killing’, a court heard yesterday.
Tulay Goren, 15, was allegedly killed by her father and buried in his garden after he learnt she was in a sexual relationship with a man twice her age.
Mehmet Goren, 49, with the help of at least one of his brothers, then allegedly dug up her remains in Woodford Green, East London, and disposed of them a week later. Her body has never been found.
Tulay’s mother Hanim lived with the dark family secret and at first misled police because she was scared for her safety, said Jonathan Laidlaw, QC, prosecuting.
Tulay’s father and his brothers Ali, 55, and Cuma Goren, 42, both of Walthamstow, East London, yesterday appeared at the Old Bailey accused of the schoolgirl’s murder on January 7, 1999, and the attempted murder of her boyfriend Halil Unal, now 41. All three deny both charges.
Tulay was living with Mr Unal and had even tried to marry him, but was too young.
But after losing her virginity Tulay was seen as a ‘valueless commodity’, the court heard….