Because there are between five to seven million Muslims living in America, it is important to understand Islam. Islam should not be reduced to simplicity as a violent religion, and dismissed. 1,236 more words
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Language matters. When someone from a minority faith or heritage is a victim of aggravated murder or domestic violence, the crime is often described as… 686 more words
PAKISTAN — Honor killing: the killing of a relative, usually a woman, who is perceived to have brought dishonor on the family.
“They have confidence in their murders, that they can kill and society will not be able to do anything to them,” says Muhammad Yasir, his brother murdered in an honor killing. 253 more words
Social and cultural norms can either protect women against abuse and violence or they can encourage the use of violence against them. The culture of violence against women persists in Pakistani society because it’s deemed acceptable. 694 more words