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Social media celebrity murdered

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

  2. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    I can't believe how long it took you to post this one.
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  3. BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo

    BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo Well-Known Member

  4. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    My first reactions to that photo: 1) that's a guy! 2) those man hands! 3) cue the bear.
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Nearly 1,000 women are murdered in Pakistan each year for violating conservative norms on love and marriage. The so-called "honor killings" are often carried out by family members.

    Such killings are considered murder. But Islamic law in Pakistan allows a murder victim's family to pardon the killer, which often allows those convicted of honor killings to escape punishment.

  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Liberal friends of mine posted plenty about this yesterday on social media. They were sufficiently outraged.
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Did they offer any ideas about how such practices could be ended?
  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I'm at least happy to see that the cleric who she took the scandalous picture with has been punished by the Pakistani government:

    She became embroiled in scandal earlier this month when she posted pictures taken with Mufti Abdul Qavi, a prominent cleric, in a Karachi hotel room during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. In one picture, she is wearing the cleric's trademark fur-lined hat.

    Qavi maintained that he only met with her to discuss the teachings of Islam. But the government suspended Qavi and removed
    him from the official moon-sighting committee that determines when Ramadan starts and ends in accordance with the Islamic lunar calendar.
  9. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Knowing the direction YF is likely intending to steer this thread, I will point out that this hideous practice is by no means confined to the muslim world. In fact, I believe more honor killings occur in a non-muslim nation, India, than any other. And there are even backward ass European countries like Albania with their own honor killing traditions.

    The common denominator is not a specific religion, but instead primitive third world cultures that still embrace medieval notions of "family honor."
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2016
  10. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    If 100 of them offered an annotated doctoral thesis on precisely that topic, I am pretty certain you would be ready with another question indicating an outrage deficiency.
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  11. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Plus there's that whole female castration/mutilation thing that is insane and backwards as all hell.
  12. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    You border on. The. Ad-ri-atic.
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