Thursday, November 12, 2015
DOJ reports there are 27 Islamic honor killings in U.S. each year
From Fox News:
The estimated 27 victims of so-called “honor killings” each year in the U.S. don’t fit neatly into the FBI’s exhaustive Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics.
Hidden among thousands of nondescript murders and cases labeled as domestic violence are a mounting number of killings motivated by a radical and dark interpretation of Islam. Honor killings and violence, which typically see men victimize wives and daughters because of behavior that has somehow insulted their faith, are among the most secretive crimes in society, say experts.
“Cases of honor killings and/or violence in the U.S. are often unreported because of the shame it can cause to the victim and the victim’s family.
“Also, because victims are often young women, they may feel that reporting the crime to authorities will draw too much attention to the family committing the crime," Farhana Qazi, a former U.S. government analyst and senior fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies on Terrorism, said.
“Typically seen in the form of physical or emotional abuse, rape or kidnapping, honor violence also includes harmful practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage. In extreme cases, murder.
“In sharp contrast with domestic violence, families and communities often condone honor violence, which makes it more difficult to identify and stop," Stephanie Baric, executive director of the AHA Foundation, said.