Ghazala Khan (29 October 1986 – 23 September 2005) was a Pakistani woman, who was shot and killed in Denmark in broad daylight by her brother after she had married against the will of the family. The murder of Ghazala had been ordered by her father to save the ‘family honour’. No fewer than nine people from her family took part in arranging and performing the murder.
Honor killings are common in EU’s new member state Turkey. Spousal abuse and murder is the number one cause of death for women in Turkey, not cancer, diabetes or heart disease.
Burning, cutting, mutilating, raping and abusing a woman is perfectly legal and fine in Islam. Burning or damaging the Koran is not.
Turkish Ministry of Education: 1 in 4 Turks Support Honor Killings
Civitas: 1 in 3 Muslims in the UK strongly agree that a wife should be forced to obey her husband’s bidding
BBC Poll: 1 in 10 British Muslims support killing a family member over “dishonor”.
Middle East Quarterly: 91 percent of honor killings are committed by Muslims worldwide.
95% of honor killings in the West are perpetrated by Muslim fathers and brothers or their proxies.
A survey of Muslim women in Paris suburbs found that three-quarters of them wear their masks out of fear – including fear of violence.
Two-thirds of young British Muslims agree that ‘honor’ violence is acceptable.
Pew Research (2013): Large majorities of Muslims favor Sharia. Among those who do, stoning women for adultery is favored by 89% in Pakistanis, 85% in Afghanistan, 81% in Egypt, 67% in Jordan, ~50% in ‘moderate’ Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, 58% in Iraq, 44% in Tunisia, 29% in Turkey, and 26% in Russia.
Pew Research (2013): Honor killing the woman for sex outside of marriage is favored over honor killing the man in almost every Islamic country. Over half of Muslims surveyed believed that honor killings over sex were at least partially justified.
(2013) Jordanian teens support honor killing.