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06:59 am: Important if true
Today's Metro alleges that the woman who was murdered in the so-called
'honour killing' contacted police four times and was dismissed as a
fantasist, even though as a 20 year old Muslim woman in a relationship
with the 'wrong' man she must have been a prime candidate for such a
thing. If these assertions are correct, them we must conclude that
institutional racism is alive and well and living in the British


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Date:June 12th, 2007 01:03 pm (UTC)

I recall

a very similar story that took place in Orlando, FL late in 2006. I can no longer find any news references, but it made an impression on me because the woman went in person to the local police and begged for help. Her family dragged her out and killed her (because she was pregnant out of wedlock) less than an hour later.

I find such "honor" killings a terrifying cultural trait. I find our ability to dismiss such things still more terrifying.

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.
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Date:June 13th, 2007 10:24 am (UTC)
I wonder how long until we have an 'honour killing' in New Zealand and what the general reaction here will be.
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