Sunday, June 17, 2007
THESE PEOPLE ARE INSANE
Muslim honour killings are so commonplace in the UK that a specialist force has been assembled to combat them:
A team of 20 prosecutors are to be based in London, the West Midlands, West Yorkshire and Lancashire. Each one will be trained by a number of different agencies including the police, the government’s forced marriage unit and the independent victims group, the Southall Black Sisters ...
Nazir Afzal, the CPS lead on honour-based violence, said that such crimes are often elaborate, pre-planned and can involve many suspects.
One in nine honour killings in the UK is carried out by hit men, he said. It is also common for the youngest member of the family to carry out the murder, with the others playing a lesser role.
Consider that statistic. It doesn’t refer to a total of nine honour killings, which would be horrific enough in a first-world nation; it refers only to a particular proportion. Total figures are massively worse:
Home Office statistics suggest that there are 12 such murders each year. However, according to research, the true figure is much higher. At a conference in Southampton last week, police chiefs revealed that they are re-examining 2,000 deaths and murders between 1996 and 2006 to establish whether they involve honour killings. So far, 19 have now been found to be honour killings. A further 20 involved some element of “honour violence”.
Still, mustn’t denounce them.
(Via Alan R.M. Jones)
UPDATE. Now the British provoke Muslim rage by awarding Salman Rushdie a knighthood:
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini said the decision to praise the “apostate” showed Islamophobia among British officials ...
Mr Hosseini told a press conference: “Giving a medal to someone who is among the most detested figures in the Islamic community is ... a blatant example of the anti-Islamism of senior British officials.
“The measure that has taken place for paying tribute to this apostate and detested figure will definitely put British statesmen and officials at odds with Islamic societies, the emotions and sentiments of which have again been provoked.”
They think they’re in charge. Hey, maybe soon they will be.
UPDATE. Laban at UK Commentators: “I read this Iowahawk piece and thought it was well over the top - a crude caricature of white liberal grovelling to Islam. Then I read the original, by Time Out Editor-at-large Michael Hodges. Blimey.”