Thursday, February 19, 2009

This is No Example of True Honor and We Need to Say So!

This news article about the murder of Aasiya Z. Hassan (reportedly) at the hands of her Muslim husband is disturbing. It's not enough that the death itself, and the method of death, is horrifying. Worse, the media is playing along with the use of the oxymoron term of 'honor killing'.

Tell me, someone, please tell me, where is there honor in killing a wife (or husband) with whom you cannot live in peace?

If this man gets away with justifying the death because of Honor, what about the drunk fellow down the street who stabs his straying girlfriend and who claims to be of Christian faith (or no faith for that matter)?

Honor! Doesn't that word denote respect, integrity, deference, honesty, consideration? Where is there a reason to kill a formerly loved one and call it Honor? I defy any religion to define itself in such a way that this term (honor killing) is an attribute of that religion. For to do so is to show the duplicity and evil of such religion. It's time for Islam to clean house and re-establish real honor! Then, and only then, can those of other faiths stand in respect of proponents of Islam.


Scott said...

Good article. Thank you for awakening proper reprehension. I was not aware of the media take.

How many horrific things through the ages and even today were/are called 'good' when in fact they were/are horribly 'evil'?

Killing of the unborn called the 'best' choice.

Preaching of the gospel called hate speech.

Cruel and wicked slaughtering of your spouse called honorable.

Caring for your family called dysfunctional.

Pride called the necessary self-esteem.

Self-Love called a virtue and antidote.

Trust and Belief in a Sovereign God called the opiate of the masses. or a "mental" illness.

May God have mercy on our apathy and awaken us in righteousness and true holiness, humility and grace.

Isa 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

WhiteStone said...

Thank you, Scott. Love your comment and the points you make therein.

cinnamongirl93 said...

We live in a strange world. The bizzare is now normal and accepted.
Glad to see that I can leave you a comment. I've been broken for a bit. Maybe all is well finally!