Ninety percent of honor killings worldwide are done by Muslims. Yet the world human rights organizations continue to look the other way and treat the practice as purely “cultural,” instead of calling Islamic countries to account for their tolerance of honor killing. “Turkey: Honor Killing; Girl Murdered By 15-Years-Old [sic] Brother,” from ANSAmed, July 22 (thanks to Insubria):
(ANSAmed) – ANKARA, JULY 22 – A 17-year-old girl found dead one month ago was allegedly murdered by her 15-year-old brother in an ”honor killing” after she left the women’s shelter where she was staying, daily Radikal reported Wednesday. The body of Seyma G. was found half buried in the ground in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, while subsequent tests revealed that she had been strangled to death.
Her brother Y.G. was caught by police and then arrested July 16. According to the Diyarbakir police, the suspects in the murder were determined after an examination of the crime scene revealed footprints in the area and fingerprints on the tape put over the victim’s mouth. The victim had reportedly been staying in a women’s shelter after being subjected to violence at home.
Family members allegedly found her after they learned she had left the shelter. Her brother, who is accused in the murder, had previously been detained for being a member of the illegal Muslim organization Hizb ut-Tahrir. (ANSAmed).