This Sky News article says: “The victims are frequently, but not exclusively, women from a black, Asian or Middle Eastern background.”
Well, yes, and so are the perpetrators. But they aren’t committing these crimes because of their race. They’re committing them because of their religion. Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders. Iraqi women have asked for tougher sentences for Islamic honor murderers, who get off lightly now. Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.’” And 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.”
Until the encouragement Islamic law gives to honor killing is acknowledged and confronted, more women will suffer.
But in the shattered, staggering, dhimmi Britain of Theresa May, if you confront honor violence, you’re racist, bigoted, and “Islamophobic.” So these poor women are simply being sent home to suffer anew.
I discuss this twisted phenomenon at length in my new book Confessions of an Islamophobe. Preorder your copy here.
“Honour crime victims ‘being told to go home’, campaigners say,” by Charlotte Lomas-Farley, Sky News, November 7, 2017 (thanks to David):
The victims of so-called “honour” crimes are being failed by the police, new figures suggest.
Only 5% of cases reported to forces are then referred to the Crown Prosecution Service, according to statistics shared with Sky News.
This comes despite a large increase in the number of cases being detected and growing political awareness of the phenomenon in recent years.
There were 256 honour crimes referred to the CPS by the police in 2016-17, resulting in 122 convictions.
Yet in a similar period, more than 5,000 honour crimes were reported to police, according to figures obtained by the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation using Freedom of Information legislation and shared with Sky News.
The term “honour crime” refers to a crime committed within a household, family or community, arising out of a perceived insult to honour.
The victims are frequently, but not exclusively, women from a black, Asian or Middle Eastern background.
In recent years there has been a sharp increase in the number of cases being reported, partly due to the criminalisation of forced marriage in 2014….