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Category: Islam

Shafia trial: Six perspectives on ‘honour’ killings in Canada

A National Post article, originally published in January 2012, in response to the end of the Shafia trial asked six members of the South Asian community for their reactions and thoughts on honour killings. Their responses vary, but the one that stands out most clearly as a reflection on Canada’s failure of the women is Raheel Raza‘s paraphrased […]

Hatred of women, not Islam, fuels Pakistan’s honour killings

Looking a little more specifically into female honour, this article popped up quite quickly. An almost vitriolic call to action, globeandmail contributor Omer Aziz defends Islam and points to a heavily ingrained cultural patriarchy as the cause for the root of “honour killings”, focusing instead on a violent hatred of female sexuality as the root cause. […]