Pakistani lawmaker defends honor killings
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Published: 30.08.08, 16:57
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1. Why don't they do the same thing to the son who 'took' the
females honor?Aren't ,   they whores too?   (08.30.08)
2. Primitive thinking
Land's End ,   Long Beach, USA   (08.30.08)
It is exactly this type of primitive thinking that stops any peace processs with Israel. It is time for Israel to build itself back to stop all these threats to its borders.
3. He is so right!
Antonio ,   Haifa   (08.30.08)
It's no big deal--to us in Israel! We don't live in his country, so it's not our concern.
4. to no 3
fish ,   t-a   (08.30.08)
We have a similar phenomenon in Israel, and yes, people should stand up to fight this barbarism on the world scale. I shuddered with the description of their execution. Sheer horror!
5. What a disgusting religion that one is
Johnny ,   Stockholm Sweden   (08.30.08)
6. Primitive Barbarians
Bill Foonman ,   Jacksonville, USA   (08.30.08)
And you wonder why the world has had it up to here with Islam?
Meir Elazar   (08.30.08)
8. Just another day in islam
Arie ,   BaGolan   (08.30.08)
Claudia ,   Germany   (08.30.08)
I am not only disgusted by these human beasts, I am terrified !!! Where is the UN Human Rights? Where is the resolution to blame Pakistan? Where is the world Media? Why is it keeping silence to such bestial rituals while it is shouting very loud when a stupid Israeli settler burns an Olive tree. The Islam and the people to worship it are dangerous ! It will be not the first time in history that barbarians succeed in destroying civilisations, which I fear could be are own faith. They are too many, too cruel, so very obsessed by hate and destruction and they have access to our most sophisticated weapons and invention while buying them with our own money... And what do we do? We celebrate and have fun as if tomorrow never came's, we try to soften them by blaming our friends and alias of fighting Islamic militants. We try not to angry them by ignoring their constantly human rights abusing, their political aggressive orgies of accusations and threats toward Israel, and we insist in keeping closed eyes to not see the fireball which already rolls in our direction.
10. # 4 You need to tolerate other cultures
Bill ,   US   (08.30.08)
If the Muslims want to kill their children for their honor, that's their business. Will you let Muslims tell you it's a sin to kill your children out of convenience? Probably not.
11. Israr Ullah said
Joe ,   Ohio, USA   (08.30.08)
"Zehri told a packed and flabbergasted parliament on Friday that Baluch tribal traditions helped stop obscenity and then asked fellow lawmakers not to make a big fuss about it." The obscenity here is the fact that 5 women died because they just wanted to make their own decisions and not be told how to live their life, and were killed for it! 1.5 billion muslims in the world is 1.5 billion too many. Islam has to go
12. to no 10
fish ,   tel-aviv   (08.30.08)
hey bill, you must be smoking something. Culture - is that what you call it? I 'd rather call it murder of women by creatures who think they are superior to women only by a fact they nurture a penis in their pants... Some culture... crime, abomination, barbarity.
13. Complete disregard for women..
Jew   (08.30.08)
is sickness in moslem culture. it needs to end. no more excuses.
14. Honor Killings are a Tradition
Joe Dozer ,   Oakland, CA, USA   (08.30.08)
I am an enthusiastic supporter of "honor killings" it is a fine Islamic tradition which I wouldn't dream of standing in the way of. This is none of our business. They have their traditions and we have ours and should not judge.
15. Enough to make even me proud!
Yaacov Sullivan ,   NY   (08.30.08)
Maybe they can set me up!?
16. Shomer Achi Enochi?
Shimon ,   Cincinnati, USA   (08.30.08)
Honor? Where is the Honor in killing those whom women? Men are supposed to protect, not murder women. That is why we are larger and stronger. These"tribal" people are no more than savages. Not judge them? This is typical denial of responsibility to others under the guise of "cultural relativism". I would judge AND execute them: They are control freak sexist sadists with rampant inferiority complexes. Scratch that: Not inferiority complexes; they ARE inferior.
17. # 12 You're Being Judgemental
Bill ,   US   (08.30.08)
It's barbarism to you but ask yourself how they look at your culture. Women abort children everyday because they're inconvenient. Imagine how they look at Tel-Avivans where women dress like prostitutes and how their parents bought them those clothes. Some culture... crime, abomination, barbarity.
18. The Mongols swift justice
chop-chop   (08.30.08)
I think that ISRAR ULLAH ZEHRI together with the entire Baluch tribe should be interred alive, then use mounted horsemen to galop upon Allah's favorite sons. I stand to be corrected, but I believe that Genghis Kahn, Mongols' did use this "efficient" deliver swift justice
19. Pakistani "honor" killings
Anon ,   NYC   (08.30.08)
Yep, we all are holding our collective breath as the "progressive, women's rights" groups organize mass demonstrations worldwide to protest this savage murder. I am sure NOW is organizing this as I write.
20. To Pakistan Lawmakers. Will Be PUNISHED By The State.
Maansingh ,   The Netherlands   (08.30.08)
Quote :”.. bury five women alive because they wanted to choose their own husbands,..” Higher educated and university educated girls have been allowed to choose their own husbands since a long time. There is nothing wrong in them choosing their own groom. Girls only given primary education, I can perfectly imagine the parents themselves will pick and choose the groom -- and there is nothing wrong with that either. Regarding the abovementioned case of the five women : they should NOT have been killed. WHY NOT ? Because they had ALREADY chosen their own husband. There is NOTHING wrong in choosing one’s own husband -- it has been done for THOUSANDS of years. SO, those who have perpetrated this unforgiveable crime (of killing those 5 women) SHOULD be given the death-sentence. These old-culture people SHOULD know that they are NOT living in the past, that their killing business HAS to stop, and that they will be PUNISHED by the State for killing human beings.
21. Honor killings would stop if the women killed erring males.
Rivkah   (08.30.08)
22. no big deal to whom ?
johanna ,   tsfat   (08.30.08)
for the women concerned it was a very big deal.... muslims seem to be into a child sacrifice death cult religion, whereas we jews value life above all. and #17 re is permitted when the mother's life is in danger, even if the pregnancy is far advanced, qv the shoah, not like the catholics who don't allow it in any circumstances at all.
23. Islam..the religion of peace
Malone ,   Hfx   (08.31.08)
Not for me!
24. #3 Antonio...Haifa
Malone ,   Hfx   (08.31.08)
That's a pretty sick statement. What are you,a F*****G ostrich??? Get your head out of the sand,idiot. You make me want to vomit!!!!!!
25. this is when ideology goes nut
A Watcher ,   Canada   (08.31.08)
when ideology go take other people lifes or you take their land because God (or G-d) said so...what a crazy world we live in?
26. My husband is a Moslim, but he is very respectful
Yaakov Sullivan ,   NYC   (08.31.08)
to me. As his devoted wife I take care of him so good he will never think about " honor killing" me. I cook and clean for my husband, raise our 2 boys and even give him a massage here and there. I am sure that those 5 women were rebelious and disrespectful towards their husbands. Traditionally Moslems are very respectful and do honor killing ONLY BEFORE the Rammadan. My husband tells me that honor killing during the Rammadan are strictly forbidden in Quuaran.
27. #9 Claudia You call it beastial rituals?
Yaakov Sullivan ,   NYC   (08.31.08)
As a proud Catholic wife of a Palestinian I can only say that there is NOTHING beastial in our relashionship. Why all this bashing? I am an American too, my husband seldom beats me and only when Iam REALLY guilty for not prepairing a good meal or if his shirts are not ironed for example. Now I know how to iron and take care of him very well ( thanks to my mother in law, peace be upon her) so I am the happiest wife there is. Peace.
zionist forver   (08.31.08)
Islam claims to be the religion of peace and tolerence but then they allow the killing of women because they want to choose their own husband or they have done something which the family find embarresing. I remeber reading a story about in Saudi Arabia they flogged a woman who was raped because she went out with a man on a date alone. In Iran there are no gays simply because if they came out they would be hung for it because islam forbids homosexuality. Muslims go to paradise with 72 virgins if they murder infidels in the name of promoting islam or punishing them for what they consider to be immoral acts. Thats what 9/11 Bali and many other acts carried out by islamic terrorsts like Al Quaida.
29. answer for all the colloquy about the cultures
Lili ,   Israel   (08.31.08)
people you are fighting over nothing! what is there to compare between abortions and the Tel-avivan "prostitutes" and theese poor young girls whom have been slaughtered for wanting to marry someone whom they actually can love and not just make them force to be the 3rd or 4th wife of some old fat and probably rich sheik.... completele separate cultures, im not saying that eighter behaviour is right, but still this is not the point of the article! this is disgusting and sooo unhuman! and that is sad that the law actually defends this!
30. Pakistani women should kill all males, then this will end.
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (08.31.08)
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