A father who ordered his daughter brutally slain for falling in love with the wrong man in a so-called “honor killing” was found guilty of murder on Monday.
Banaz Mahmod, 20, was strangled with a boot lace, stuffed into a suitcase and buried in a back garden.
Just so we’re clear, this is the Muslim/Sharia concept of “honor.” By their own definition. This is not, nor hopefully ever shall be, a western paradigm.
You know, like “Honor thy father and mother.” “Death before dishonor.” “Love, honor, and obey.”
Not strangle with a shoelace because you don’t like their choice of boyfriends or lipgloss.
Imagine his surpise when he was arrested for only doing what he thought was right? I can only imagine what his defense in court was. Something like, “Da ho jus needed killin’, yo.”
Why do I continue to post articles like these, accompanied by such intolerant and exlusionary language?
Because of people like Nancy Pelosi, who want to make kissy-face with people like the Syrians. Because the UN routinely condemns Israel, while pouring money into Palestine. Because we are lambasted with images of wailing widows and dusty toys in ruined streets when Israel defends itself against terrorist rocket attacks, but let Hamas and Fatah blast the ever-loving shit out of each other, shooting up hospitals and schools without a second thought, and it’s just another ho-hum news day.
Let me be straight. ARAB culture has a lot going for it. There is a long and proud history of contributions by many Arab scholars and statesmen, dating back thousands of years. I’ve got no problem or beef with your average, everyday, run-o-the-mill Arab joe.
It’s the evil and corrupt strain of Islam which has poisoned so much of the Arab world which churns my guts. Sharia law and the likes of Al Q’aida and the Taliban have destroyed whatever might once have been good in that culture.
What’s worse, those Arabs and Muslims who might want to stand against such a tide are essentially powerless against the fervor and maniacal, murderous rage of those who cry for the death of infidels.
And they are bringing their madness here. Their honor killings, their fatwahs and their oppressive, burdensome laws. It’s happening in Britain, it’s happening in France and all over Europe, and it’s starting to happen here.
It has to be stopped. And it will be stopped by people like me who highlight the madness, people who write and speak and stand together to say, “NO. Not here. Not in MY country, damnit!” While some fight in the streets of Baghdad or the mountains of Afghanistan, others fight in the editorial pages and halls of the legislature.
It will be stopped by people who aren’t afraid to just flat laugh in their faces when they want to get all huffy because they have to ring up a hamhock at the checkout stand. Don’t like it? Find another job.
They will NOT be stopped, however, by spineless, weak-willed store owners and other employers who cave in to every stint of righteous indignation and threat of a fatwah or lawsuit. It will not be stopped by traitorous lawmakers who would rather appease than oppose.
And it will not be stopped if we turn a blind eye, soft-pedal or sugar coat what it really is we are facing here. It is a clash of cultures, a clash of civilization against ravening hordes who seek our undoing.
We cannot afford to blink.