The Qu’ran doesn’t label dogs as untouchable (in fact, there’s quite a nice vignette of the Prophet Muhammad setting a guard for a dog with a litter of puppies). According to Mohammed Hanif, writing in The New York Times, “[m]ost of Muslims’ dog hate comes to us via the Hadith.” Which makes one wonder (yet […]
Are we mired in the past? Do we condone “honor” killings, such as this one in broad daylight in front of a courthouse in Lahore, Pakistan?
A pregnant 25-year-old killed by her father and brothers for marrying for love?
The father’s justification for the stoning? “I killed my daughter as she had insulted all of our family by marrying a man without our consent, and I have no regret over it.”
“…[H]undreds of women are murdered every year in so-called honor killings carried out by husbands or relatives as a punishment for alleged adultery or other illicit sexual behavior,” wrote K.M. Chaudry and Zaheer Babar in their report for the AP.
You can read more virtually anywhere in the media, but also here.