Saturday, February 04, 2012

Women are not livestock

From the news: "Canadian fatwa condemns honour killings."

The Muslim cleric who declared his religious decision that "Honour killings are no part of Islam" admits that, unfortunately, fatwas like this don't change the rate of murders motivated as
"honour killings."

A Canadian imam issued a fatwa Saturday officially condemning honour killings and family violence. The edict is an official reminder to Muslims, coming from the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada and signed by 34 imams across Canada and the U.S.

The official decree was made in a Mississauga, Ont., mosque and was initiated by Calgary imam Syed Soharwardy, who founded the council. The fatwa condemned honour killings, domestic violent and misogyny as "un-Islamic."
It was made in response to the recent Shafia family murder trial in Kingston, Ont., in which a Montreal couple and their son were convicted of killing four female relatives.

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