I have posted several times about the troubling rise of so-called “Honor Killings” in North America. I am happy to report that Canada has stepped up to the plate and and taken a mighty swing against the heinous Muslim practice of killing your children in order to protect your honor. One wonders how indeed it could be possible that honor might be upheld by murdering your offspring. Nevertheless, Canada has called it like it is. The Judge had this to say:
“It is difficult to conceive of a more heinous, more despicable, more honorless crime,” Maranger said. “The apparent reason behind these cold-blooded, shameful murders was that the four completely innocent victims offended your completely twisted concept of honor … that has absolutely no place in any civilized society.”
Good job, Canada. Let’s hope many more juries and courts will follow suit in Canada and the U.S.
Sadly, there is growing evidence that the problem is both misunderstood (in Western countries) and intentionally unrecorded (in Muslim countries). The Middle East Quarterly tracks honor killings worldwide and reports that the often-reported figure of 5,000 per year is woefully deficient. The number is much higher, although given the present circumstances that assertion is difficult to prove. For political purposes, many end up distorting the figures and mischaracterizing the crimes as something other than what they are. As always, defenders of evil tend to obfuscate reality with more fake fog than a bad magician. For once, a judge and jury have blown away the smoke and have made the matter clear. Honor killings are barbaric and have no place in civilized society.