Monday, August 21, 2006

More on Islamic Child Rearing

Italy is politely calling it the "clash of civilizations"...some call it honor killing, I prefer to think of it as sick and twisted murder. Worse than your run-of-the-mill homicide because families are killing their own children and doing so because they believe there's a God out there twisted enough to require it...

"... Hina Saleem, 21, was reported missing last Saturday by her boyfriend, a 33-year-old Italian carpenter with whom she was living, after a visit to her family. Her relations with them had been strained for years.

She told the manager of the pizzeria where she worked as a waitress that she had been summoned home to meet a cousin who was passing through. Then her mobile phone went dead.

When the Carabinieri broke into the house in the region of Brescia in northern Italy, they found Hina's bedroom spattered with blood. In the garden, buried under a metre of soil and with her jeans and blouse soaked in blood, was the body of the missing girl. Her throat had been slit." (source)

A harsh punishment indeed for refusing to marry her cousin.

Once again I have to ask where all the feminist voices are when it comes to Islam? If any other religion or group was treating women this way --would "America’s foremost feminist thinkers" be so silent...?

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