Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. A manual of Islamic law certified as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy by Al-Azhar University, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, says that “retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2). 172 more words
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Improper Fractions in association with Instituto Cervantes, New Delhi presents a theatrical adaptation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novella Chronicle of a Death Foretold.
A young girl is returned to her parents by her husband on her wedding night; a murder follows, but this narrative is no thriller. 353 more words
Re: Shafia parents and son, convicted in honour killing, seek new trial, Postmedia News, Oct. 13.
Now that the Shafia family are back in the news, it is time that Canadians get together to demand that the term “honour killing” never be heard in our courts as an excuse to kill. 65 more words
It is been often written about in newspaper editorials and cultural magazines. There have been many films, plays and documentaries that deal with this subject and yet, not a day goes by without an incident in the country that has to do with the misplaced notion of family honour. 1,088 more words