Comments on: How the West should treat ‘honor’ killings http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/02/03/how-the-west-should-treat-honor-killings/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: 20thcenturyfox http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/02/03/how-the-west-should-treat-honor-killings/#comment-86325 Tue, 27 May 2014 05:08:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11768#comment-86325 Would it be too much to expect of Western journalists faced with an ostensible motive of “honour,” to at least ask who stood to benefit financially from this crime?

One of the things that happens when a family moves from an Islamic country to a Western country is that suddenly wives and daughters become eligible to inherit equally, divorced wives become eligible for alimony/maintenance, girls have a claim to be educated at family expense, etc.

If it should be that the people responsible for killing happen to be the people who benefit from the elimination of a competitor, is that not worth reporting?

Everyone understands greed, and eliminating a rival for inheritance, is a very old and widespread evil. Why look for exotic explanations when a familiar and simple one may be at work?

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By: CommentsClown http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/02/03/how-the-west-should-treat-honor-killings/#comment-41434 Thu, 09 Feb 2012 00:03:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11768#comment-41434 It still never ceases to amaze me when I read about people who want to emigrate to a country in order to enjoy all of the benefits that country will provide for them, while at the same time arrogantly refusing to *honestly* accept the responsibilities which go along with those benefits.

I’m glad these murderers were made examples of for all the world to see. I personally hope they all serve their entire sentences in solitary confinement with only the comfort of their “honor” to keep the darkness at bay.

Kudos should go to Ms. Pope for her fair and rational reporting concerning the important need to differentiate these individuals from the peaceful majority of practicing Islamics and incoming immigrants.

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By: michguy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/02/03/how-the-west-should-treat-honor-killings/#comment-41413 Tue, 07 Feb 2012 21:58:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11768#comment-41413 I find it interesting that the article made great pains to emphasize that all honor killings are not by Muslims and yet every example they used was in fact by Muslims. The fact is that as it stands right now fundamental Islam is the single greatest threat to freedom in the world. It has taken the place of Fascism and Communism, although both of those are alive and well. The difference is that the world recognized the threat of Fascism and Communism but refuses to deal with Islamic Fundamentalism because of political correctness and we will all pay the price for this willful blindess.

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By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/02/03/how-the-west-should-treat-honor-killings/#comment-41395 Mon, 06 Feb 2012 06:28:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11768#comment-41395 Human society is still but a few baby steps from a time when people were killed for not believing a certain thing in a certain way, or not believing at all. They were killed for not doing the bidding of a king, a prince, a nobleman without question.

They were killed for a make of one race looking at a female of another, for “talking back” or even trying to eat or relieve themselves in the “wrong” public facilities. If humanity is ever to find common ground with each other, all such problems must eventually resolve in a civil manner.

Great progress has been made, but none without great sacrifice. Power over others has always been the “great seduction”, and will likely always be. Few, indeed, are those who can refuse repeated temptation.

George Washington chose to become a temporary leader of the new nation he helped build when he could have been crowned king. Many of his contemporaries thought him a fool. But “we, the people” remember George Washington, and not his detractors.

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