Honor killings occur in some extreme religious sects when a woman has brought dishonor onto her family. Her own family members brutally murder her. It’s usually premeditated. The courts don’t get involved most of the time.
Read these details of a recent case:
… up to 1000 men from the Yezidi Kurdish community of Mosul killed a teenager who’s only crime was running away to marry a Muslim man whom she loved and converting to his religion.
There are videos, too. They are disturbing, graphic, and loud. They’re a bit grainy, but you can see what’s happening. What do the videos show?
From the clips it appears that the girl was first stripped naked to symbolize that she had dishonored her family and her Yezidi religion. She is lying on the road naked while her smashed face is covered with blood and still breathing.
You think that’s bad? Here’s a line that makes it even worse:
… a number of armed local police officers were present who in fact helped the crowd to kill the woman rather than preventing the crime.
This is what religion, at its worst, can make people do.
And the killers really believe they’re doing the right thing.
Ugh… this makes me sick.
[tags]atheist, atheism, Honor killing, Yezidi, Kurdish, Mosul, Muslim, Bligbi[/tags]