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Honor killing in Ramle

A lot of people have a lot of different opinions about whether Israelis and Palestinians can ever bridge the cultural gaps and live together peacefully.

I am of the opinion that we can not. And there is one single phenomenon that has led me to this conclusion, of which I am absolutely certain: honor killing.

When you realize that the norms of a shame/honor value system are capable of reversing the biological instinct of a father or a brother and causing him to murder the very girl he should want to protect at all costs, it becomes apparent that you are dealing with a very very powerful monster. And definitely not one that can contribute positively to a society who values the lives of its daughters as those of its sons.

Here is another example (the second in two months) of an innocent victim of this twisted idea that a woman dating the wrong guy tarnishes family honor, but committing the most base and inhumane of all sins by murdering her restores it: 

Jerusalem Post | Ramle: Woman murdered to protect ‘family honor’




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