Friday, 24 July 2009

Getting Your Priorities Straight...

The case of the married Muslim woman who has been warned by police that she could be murdered after her lover was attacked with sulphuric acid is ghastly. Words can't express the revulsion that this should happen in broad daylight on an English street.

But, say 'community leaders', let's not be too hasty!
Community leader Imtiaz Qadir, of the Active Change Foundation, said: ‘Honour crime happens a lot in our community, especially the Pakistani community, but we do try to educate the people.

‘It's a cultural thing from back home. But this type of horrible crime is not exclusive just to Muslims, there have been cases in other religions.’
Way to unequivocally condemn this crime, Imtiaz...

8 comments:

Oldrightie said...

We will see change. It will not be nice because many people will be hurt. It will become a numbers game.

Obsidian said...

I'd like to see how perpetrators of honour killings, not originally native to the UK, get deported after serving time...

Henry North London said...

Omerta....


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Rob said...

"we do try to educate people".

Yes, beating the women so that they never even think of doing it!

Pavlov's Cat said...

But this type of horrible crime is not exclusive just to Muslims, there have been cases in other religions.’

"And if you give me a sec, I'll name them for you, no hold on, it's on the tip of my tounge, I'll get it in a minute, please wait..... bugger"

Henry North London said...

Six major religions

Buddhism wouldnt do honour killings

Christians ? but where?

Hindus possible in India

Sikhs possible anywhere

Muslims most commonly 99.9% I would say

Jainism they dont kill anything

Jewish/Zionist etc We'll never know if Mossad do them on behalf of the family concerned.

woman on a raft said...

William Cranston was jailed for 12 years (2x12 years to be served concurrently) for knifing to death both his partner and his friend to death when he found them at it on his boat. Do we think he will serve all that?

It was accepted as manslaughter by reason of provocation. Wiki summarizes English law on the matter.

The law isn't saying that Cranston can invoke rights to go about murdering (sorry, manslaughtering) people, but the legal niceties are going to be lost on most people who will think that if you catch your bird at it, that means you jolly well can give her a thump.

I'd like to see our own judges unequivocally condemning these crimes instead of massaging the penalties down to 3 years a piece by the time parole has kicked in, time on remand to be deducted.

JuliaM said...

"The law isn't saying that Cranston can invoke rights to go about murdering (sorry, manslaughtering) people, but the legal niceties are going to be lost on most people.."

Wasn't this brought in by dear Harriet, so women who kill abusive husbands in cold blood can get away with the provocation defence even if he was asleep in bed at the time?

*sigh*

Chalk another one up to the law of unintended consequence...