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Honor Killings

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honorkillingToday I want us to look at the subject of honor killings. This is a sad and devilish practice within Islam. I want to start by reminding you of one of the teachings of Shariah. I have told you many times, the more we know about Shariah Law, the less we will want it in our nation.

The Reliance of the Traveller is the handbook of Shariah Law. It has been around since the 1400’s and it has the approval of all of the scholars of Islam. On page 595 we read what it has to say about apostasy from Islam. Apostasy is when one leaves the faith. You can be a Hindu and leave the faith. You can be a Christian and leave the faith. You can be a Muslim and leave the faith of Islam. All of these would be apostasy. Here is what the Reliance of the Traveller says:

(O: Leaving Islam is the ugliest form of unbelief (kufr) and the worst…..

o8.1 When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed.

o8.2 In such a case, it is obligatory for the caliph (A: or his representative) to ask him to repent and return to Islam. If he does, it is accepted from him, but if he refuses, he is immediately killed.

I am going to skip section 3 and we will get back to it later.

o8.4 There is no indemnity for killing an apostate (O: or any expiation, since it is killing someone who
deserves to die)

We see that someone who leaves Islam is to be killed. You will also note that it is not optional, it obligatory.

Section 3 says:

o8.3 If he is a freeman, no one besides the caliph or his representative may kill him. If someone else kills him, the killer is disciplined.

Remember that in section 4 it says there is no indemnity for someone who kills an apostate. This means they cannot charge the killer for murder, they can only charge him for taking things into his own hands.

The point is that if you are a Muslim and you leave the faith or deviate from its practices, you are to be killed. That is the purpose of these honor killings.

If you have a family and a daughter or a son or someone is not being submissive to the laws of Islam, that person is bringing dishonor upon the family. So, when a Muslim girl doesn’t dress according to the laws of Shariah, she is bringing dishonor upon the family and if the father wants his family to follow Islam, he must force that dress upon his daughter. If she refuses she is living like the kufar, the unbeliever. In Islam the only thing worse than being a kufar is a Muslim desiring to live like a kufar. It is the obligation of the father to discipline her, and if she still does not submit, he is to kill her because she is acting like a kufar and is an apostate. She deserves to die according to Islam.

In the United Kingdom alone, more than 3,000 such honor crimes occurred just in 2010, according to a study by the (IKWRO) Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organization. The vast majority of those crimes, were committed by Muslims, though Sikhs and Hindus have also been known to commit honor-related crimes.

These girls and women who are killed are not just killed they are beaten. Let me continue reading:

…. The perpetrators of ‘honour’ crimes tend to be close family members of their victims, who are, more often than not, female. What they have in common is that the victim’s personal conduct is thought to have brought shame on her family.

Reasons for this perceived dishonour have been known to be anything from refusing an arranged marriage, seeking a divorce, beginning a relationship that the family does not approve of or even being the victim of a sexual assault. One 15-year-old girl known to IKWRO was subjected to beatings and house arrest after her father found text messages on her phone to male friends from school.

These are just some examples of what is going on in the U.K. The U.K. and the rest of Europe are further down the road than we are here in North America. We can, and we had better, learn from their experiences and their mistakes.

The number of honor killings is routinely underestimated, and most estimates are little more than guesses that vary widely. Definitive or reliable worldwide estimates of honor killing incidence do not exist. Most honor killings are not classified as such, are rarely prosecuted, or when prosecuted in the Muslim world, result in relatively light sentences.

More Examples of Honor killings Via Middle East Forum – Article on World Wide Honor Killings (Spring 2010)

Western judicial systems and governments have recently begun to address this problem. In 2006, a Danish court convicted nine members of a clan for the honor murder of Ghazala Khan.

In 2009, a German court sentenced a father to life in prison for having ordered his son to murder his sister for the family honor while the 20-year-old son was sentenced to nine and a half years.

In another case, a British court, with the help of testimony from the victim’s mother and fiancé, convicted a father of a 10-year-old honor murder after the crime was reclassified

The most vivid example of Honor Killings of recent time in the Western Hemisphere was in Toronto Canada. Murderers: Mohammad Shafia, his wife Tooba Yahya, and their son Hamed Shafia were given life sentences in 2012 after the killing of his three teenage daughters and Mohammad’s first wife. Their names and ages were; Zainab, 19, Sahar, 17, Geeti, 13, and Rona Amir Mohammed, 50.

This horrible crime was committed because they were bringing dishonor upon the family by not following Islamic practice the way the father demanded them to practice it.

There was a report in the Toronto Sun telling us that there si a rise of Honor Killings in Canada. A study by the University of Sherbrooke shows there have been 12 honour killing victims in Canada between 1999 and 2012 (13 yrs). This was compared with three honor killings between 1954 and 1983. (29yrs).

You can see that as the Muslim population grows you will see an increase in the number of this kind of crime. These crimes are mostly against women. They are called honor crimes because they are committed for the perceived dishonor brought upon the family by those who are killed.

Canada set up an Agency to Stop the violence against women. It is called the Status of Women. Since 2007, Status of Women has provided $2.8 million for projects that address harmful cultural practices.

An immigrant services organization in Vancouver, MOSAIC has received $200,000 of that funding for a two-year project to prevent honor-based violence. As you might expect, there is opposition from the Muslims. They put a different spin on this because they don’t want the world to see honor killings for what they are.

There is a report in Women’s eNews about the oppostion in Vancouver, BC. The article claims that these reports are racist. Itrath Syed, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in “Islamophobia”, told Women’s e-News. Honor killings are just domestic violence and that it is racist to single out women of color and pin it on their religion.

As you can see, this woman is working on a Ph.D in islamophobia. Islamophobia is a term used Muslims to try to say that if you speak out against Islam in any way you have some kind of mental disorder. Does this kind of rhetoric surprise us. It shouldn’t.

One thing that we are seeing is that Canada is now beginning to take a stand against honor killings. The Canadian government is now informing new immigrants that when they come into Canada they cannot bring their cultural practice with them. Here is what it says in a document that is now made available to immigrants:

“Canada’s openness and generosity do not extend to barbaric cultural practices that tolerate spousal abuse, “honour killings,” female genital mutilation or other gender-based violence. Those guilty of these crimes are severely punished under Canada’s criminal laws.[The National Post (Don Mills, Ont.), Nov. 12, 2009.]

Good for you, Canada.

Islam is a very wicked, dangerous, and violent religion. It not only victimizes the non-Muslims, it also victimizes the adherents to Islam. It is not the religion of the true God. Muhammad was not a prophet of God. His message was not the message of the Bible. This is why Muslims are told not to read the Bible, even though Muhammad told them that if they wanted to confirm what he said, they should look in the Bible. They are not even encouraged to read their own Qur’an. My Muslim friends, your imams and clerics want to keep you in ignorance. We want you to read the Scriptures. Your religion says that the Gospels were given to Jesus by Allah. Why don’t you read them? Why don’t your religious leaders want you to read them? Could be be they don’t want to be exposed?

If you read the Gospels you will find out who Jesus really is. You will find out that He is more than a prophet. He is God who became flesh and dwelt among us. Christianity does not make man into a god. Christianity is about God making himself a man who lived among us and gave His life to pay the price of our sin. He came to do something for us that we couldn’t do for ourselves.

My Muslim friends, seek the truth and the truth will set you free from the oppression of Islam.

Listeners, do us a favor and share this information with others. Link it, put it on FaceBook, get this message out to your friends. Let’s tell the world about the truth of Islam. The more they understand about this ugly penalty for apostasy that comes with Islam and the abuse against Muslims because of this, the more they will understand why it must be opposed.

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