Honor attack in UK: acid poured down lover's throat

Muslim woman fears death in an honor killing after her lover was attacked with sulphuric acid. These killings, as we have documented here, happen again and again in an Islamic context -- yet the Daily Mail here attempts to give the impression that they happen all over the place.

Yet if they do happen in Hindu and Sikh communities, and among Christians (a more fanciful claim), the frequency is much greater among Muslims -- not least because there is Islamic legal sanction for the idea that a parent who kills his child incurs no penalty: "Retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right." However, "not subject to retaliation" is "a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring's offspring." ('Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2.)

In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law.

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Comment by Creature on July 23, 2009 at 10:21pm
Wanting to have a diverse community is one thing, but this is when being PC has gone way too far. Religion should never be allowed to trump the laws of the land.
Comment by Nate on July 23, 2009 at 7:25pm
This is an example of why outspoken atheists like Sam Harris give special attention to the threat to civilization that is Islam. What's this fucking fascination with throwing acid on people(or down their throats), anyway?

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