Sunday, July 26, 2009

Killings for "social, cultural, and family reasons" in Canada, in the US

Also known as "honor killings." Commentary on the Canadian killings here.

But there are people on our side of the border who also do killing for "social, cultural, and family reasons." No headlines this week about those people, however, except here.

May we talk about the relative scale of the problem of such killings among Muslims and of the problem of similarly motivated killings among Americans, the differences being that the latter are sanctioned by the US Supreme Court and supported indirectly by our government and, soon perhaps, directly by our government? But at least we are not refugee Afghan Muslims. What a relief that is.

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