Gettysburg Institute Post

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Better to say the sick and primitive notion of Honor Killing is unacceptable in the civilized society. The recent killing of four in Canada brought shock to the minds and makes one wonder why a father would kill his own children in the name of God and as a justification for preserving his so-called honor and tradition. Whatever the reason, it is not unreasonable to say there is no justification for taking innocent lives in the name of culture and tradition.

A jury on January 29, 2012 found three members of an Afghan family guilty of killing three teenage sisters and another woman their step-mom, in what could be described as cold-blooded murder. The outrageous and despicable act happened as a result of a twisted concept of “honor.” A father and his co-conspirators killed his three teenage daughters because they dishonored the family by defying its disciplinarian rules on dress code, dating, socializing and…

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