Article: Honor killings persist in 'man's world'
Note: I post this article not in support of these actions (hopefully that's obvious), but to show the truth behind the barbarity of some religious traditions, and to dispel some of the 'noble savage' myth.Honor killings persist in 'man's world'
Posted: Friday, September 12, 2008 8:37 AM
Filed Under: Islamabad, Pakistan
By NBC News’ Shahid Qazi and Carol Grisanti
BABAKOT, Pakistan – In a tangle of bushes and trees outside a remote village in southwest Pakistan, six close male relatives of three teenage girls dug a 4-foot wide by 6-foot deep ditch, on a sweltering night in mid-July, and allegedly buried the girls alive.
The girls' crime: they dared to defy the will of their fathers and the customs of their tribe and choose their own husbands. The mother of one of the girls and the aunt of another were shot and killed while begging for the girls’ lives, according to local media reports. ( more...Collapse )