I admit that the thought of an honor killing, in which a man kills his family member because he, or typically she, did something to disgrace the Islamic faith, is difficult to comprehend. Nevertheless, as bizarre as it sounds, honor killings are not unusual in Muslim nations.
There's little we can do on behalf of these victims in foreign countries, but when it begins happening in the United States, it is negligent and downright immoral to stand by in denial while innocent people are murdered senselessly. Contrary to what President Obama stated, America is not a Muslim country, and we will not abide by these unconscionable acts.
What I find so objectionable is the mainstream media's disgraceful effort to make light of the danger of honor killings, particularly in the case of former Muslim, Rifqa Bary, who converted to Christianity and fears death by honor killing at the hands of her father.
Read about some of the dreadful, inaccurate "reporting" on the Bary case from Atlas Shrugs:
A--clowns On Parade
"The coverage of Rifqa Bary's hearing in the decrepit mainstream media is appalling and dishonest, yet again but I could not help but laugh when I got a gander at today's column from one of our favorite low lives on the lower end of the media food chain: Michael 'Lapdog' Kruse. His last column was low, but he managed to outdo even himself. He hits bottom and keeps on digging.
You remember my last Kruse fisk here. In that infinitely forgettable piece, he is calling for the arrest of the Christian Samaritans who took in a young girl running for her life. He would have been the better person and turned away a desperate child in fear of her life. Get it??
I am not going to fisk all the dreck he wrote, but a couple of things stand out. His tawdry lies about Rifqa and his denigration of her defenders is disgusting.
No abuse found, says attorney for Muslim family of runaway Christian teen Michael Kruse, St. Petersburg Times
'[Rifqa Bary] was in court Thursday, wearing a brown sweater, a white dress and dark red nail polish. She said nothing, but did blow an occasional kiss to people she knew in the courtroom when she wasn't reading her Bible.'
Kruse is a liar. I was sitting in the first row. I never took my eyes off her. She never blew a kiss to anyone. Depraved. And what about the 'dark red nail polish'? I didn't see any 'dark red nail polish', I can't say either way, but what is this perv looking at and looking for? Kruse is depicting this sweet, innocent little girl as some kind of .... trollop. Zsa Zsa Gabor. Kruse is evil and his hatred of Rifqa is the hatred of the good for being the good.
'Thursday, the state Department of Children Families asked that Bary no longer be allowed to visit with Blake and Beverly Lorenz. The judge agreed, although he let her continue to visit with the Lorenzes' three children, who are in their 20s, and whom Bary considers "dear friends and spiritual advisers," according to John Stemberger, her attorney.'
Note the contempt for anything 'spiritual'. Kruse is an empty vassal.
'In court, Krista Bartholomew, Bary's guardian ad litem, said this case was "not a holy war," but that's what this has become over the last month.
Jamal Jivanjee, the Ohio pastor, compared Rifqa Bary to Anne Frank, the Jewish girl who was killed by Nazis in World War II and whose diary became what many consider one of the most important books of the 20th century.'
Jamal Jivanjee, a righteous and brave soul. Kruse is not fit to lick his boots.
'Robert Spencer, who writes on a blog called Jihad Watch, told reporters Islam was here to take over America.'
Uh, a blogger? Spencer has written nine books, including two bestsellers, and briefed the FBI, JTTF, DHS, Central Command and intelligence community on Islamic jihad.
'Pam [sic] Geller of the Atlas Shrugs blog dismissed the results of the Franklin County investigation by saying things were "corrupt in Ohio."'
Rifqa went to school with bruises on her arms and legs. She told at least 20 adults of threats and fears (one cop admitted to that). Yet Sgt. Jerry Cupp of the missing-persons unit of the Columbus police special-victims bureau, ignored all that and disputed Rifqa's charge against Mohamed Bary. That's not corruption? There is a history of intimidation. Islam has a history of honor killings. Her father belongs to a radical mosque. And HE is saying there is no threat? If they are not corrupt, they are incomprehensibly stupid.
'"Forget your political correctness!" she said.'
If Phil Keating is not politically correct, then what is he? A misogynist? A convert?
'Muslim businessman Mohammad Lutfi of Orlando yelled that Trento, Spencer and Geller were "conservative, right-wing militants" and "crusaders."'
Check out 'Muslim businessman'. He was a CAIR plant, a vicious, lying agitator who tried to turn the hearing into a circus. But Spencer is a 'blogger'. Get it?
That was Kruse's take on the hearing today -- from the wonderful world of Disney."
Speaking of Fox News' Phil Keating, you may find it interesting to note that a rich, jihad-supporting Saudi prince has purchased a portion of Fox News. With that fact in mind, perhaps Keating was given his marching orders. How long can we expect Fox News to be "fair and balanced" when it comes to reporting on matters pertaining to the "religion of peace"?
But, back to the subject of honor killings. Read the story of a Muslim woman in the UK whose mother hired a hitman to kill her for living a western lifestyle, via Jihad Watch. Yikes, usually it's the Muslim men who are involved in honor killings. Yet, here is a case where the Muslim mother took matters into her own hands instead of waiting for the males in the family to do the dirty work.