Deadly crush

What can I say about the unrepentant murderer of an Iraqi girl whose crime was to be seen talking to a British soldier?  Honor killings are not new under the sun, but the details of this beating and choking are heartbreaking, and the fate of the mother of the dead girl remains unresolved.  As PZ Myers points out, her father was congratulated for killing his daughter by police, because “they are men and they know what honor is.”

2 thoughts on “Deadly crush

  1. Her father said she didn’t respect her body, so he beat her up and stabbed her to death. It is hard to see this as really about respect for her body.

    I wonder if we shouldn’t try to think for different english phrases or words to express these key concepts, like “honor” and “respect”.

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