While progressives are busy waging a war on free speech in the wake of SlutGate under the guise of targeting Rush Limbaugh, their Islamic allies are continuing their centuries old war on women.
Case in point: The nearly 1,000 women killed in Pakistan this past year alone, in the name of family honor. A number that has risen from the previous year.
(Al Arabiya) –At least 943 Pakistani women and girls were murdered last year for allegedly defaming their familyâ€™s honor, the countryâ€™s leading human rights group said Thursday.
The statistics highlight the growing scale of violence suffered by many women in conservative Muslim Pakistan, where they are frequently treated as second-class citizens and there is no law against domestic violence.
Despite progress on better protecting womenâ€™s rights, activists say the government needs to do more to prosecute murderers in cases largely dismissed by police as private, family affairs.
â€œAt least 943 women were killed in the name of honor, of which 93 were minors,â€ wrote the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan in its annual report.
Seven Christian and two Hindu women were among the victims, it said.
The Commission reported 791 â€œhonor killingsâ€ in 2010.
Around 595 of the women killed in 2011 were accused of having â€œillicit relationsâ€ and 219 of marrying without permission.
Some victims were raped or gang raped before being killed, the Commission said. Most of the women were killed by their brothers and husbands.
Surprise! Surprise! Support for Honor Killing is not just found in Muslim majority countries. The majority of Muslim youth in the UK are in support of ‘Honour code, as this recent BBC poll found:
Two-thirds of young British Asians [Muslims] agree that families should live according to the concept of “honour”, a poll for BBC Panorama suggests.
Of 500 young Asians questioned, 18% also felt that certain behaviour by women that could affect her family’s honour justified physical punishment.These included disobeying their father, and wanting to leave an exisiting or prearranged marriage.
The results come as women’s groups call for action to stop “honour” crimes.
The poll, conducted for the BBC by ComRes, interviewed young Asians living in Britain between the ages of 16 and 34. Asked if they agreed that families should live according to “honour”, 69% agreed, a figure that rose to 75% among young men, compared with 63% of young women. [...]