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.