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January 26th, 2012
01:22 PM ET

Suspected 'honor killings' shock Canada

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Canada • Islam • Violence

soundoff (206 Responses)
  1. H. (Bart) Vincelette

    All religions have an element of goodness to them, but when they claim absolute certainty in being the only true beliefs there ever were., 'peace on earth, good will towards man' will never be a reality. If one has a particular religion; it is primarily the result of culture & geography. Perhaps all the Holy Books of this world have been updated throughout history but as there was less power & prosperity involved for the religious leaders, they weren't seen as such. The updates are found in books called Physics,Chemistry, Biology, & Mathematics; to name but a few.

    March 12, 2012 at 1:40 am |
  2. Piedaybaby101

    I am Persian, but I was born here in Canada. Canadians have different customs, and I love how women here have rights and are protected by the law.Neille McClung and Emily Murphy did not spend a good decade or more of their life to give women all these rights for some phyco's to take it away. These two women along with many more fought for women independence and rights, and people like this are putting their hard work to shame. My father and mother brought me here so I could have a better life, so I could wear whatever I wanted, have my hair in whatever style I want and to learn independence. So I could stand on my own two feet and never depend on a guy. Canadians have the freedom of speech and rights to date whomever they please. This is what Canada is about, freedom and indepence. It makes no logical sense for a "FATHER" and I put it in quotes because I dont think he can call himself a father seeing as how he murdered his children, that is not a father. A father will do anything for his children. IF you bring your children here for a better life you can not take it away from them because they are conforming, thats what happeneds when you move somewhere. I thank Canada for the freedom it has given me and so many others that come from places were men can abuse and neglect women.

    January 30, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
    • Muneef

      Pleased for your happiness but just wonder if you mean that you had dropped off your origin customs and religious beliefs addopting your new home country openness...? Or did you manage some how to keep both not forgetting who you are and where you came from?

      January 30, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
    • Donna

      Excuse me Piedaybaby101, but what do you mean you are a Persian? There is not a Persia now. That race died out long time ago. You are an Iranian.

      January 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
    • Muneef

      Very good Donna you found her out...she is Iranian only if she is a Muslim but being Persian means that from those who worship Fire...and those still exist in Iran and India as well.

      January 31, 2012 at 7:35 pm |
    • H. (Bart) Vincelette

      You make good points. They are especially important coming from someone like yourself whose ethnic background is from an Islamic part of the world. But one of the problems, I believe, is the fact that when extremists in any religion do things that are appalling, which happens all the time; others in that same faith parrot the claim that "TRUE" members of the faith would never have done such things, so they cannot really be....whatever religion was claimed by the criminals. I do not care what faith is claimed when human dignity, life itself, & civil rights are violated . If those responsible have carried out their actions in the name of ___________ , the only "true" religion, They ARE adherents of that religion & no one can say differently.

      March 12, 2012 at 1:25 am |
  3. The One True Steve

    I'm beginning to think violence is the true face of Islam. Groups like the Ahmadi Muslims are the radicals ... They preach peace.

    January 29, 2012 at 9:55 pm |
  4. TruthPrevails

    The jury has found all of the accused guilty of first-degree murder. :-) This is a proud moment for our wonderful country.

    January 29, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
    • Sherman

      You got at least 4 good Canadians out of the deal.

      January 29, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
  5. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things
    Speak Lord for your servant listens

    January 29, 2012 at 7:27 am |
    • God is not healthy for children and other living things

      You have no grasp of reality ...

      Your not even on topic ...

      Do you even know what the topic is ?

      January 29, 2012 at 9:35 pm |
  6. aki

    95000 mostly women are murdered in the USA by their partners because of extra marital affairs or affairs ,they are murdered because they feel betrayed ,i ask is this not honor killing than what is it ?

    January 29, 2012 at 5:54 am |
    • Reality

      And yes all of these USA "honor killers" get sent to jail and/or are executed. And please cite the source of your statistics with a reputable reference.

      January 29, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
  7. mudge

    The guy was a controlling jerk. Lots of controlling jerks justify their foul behavior with religion. He's just another one.

    January 29, 2012 at 5:54 am |
  8. Stan

    I find it amusting you bigots, atheists, bible humpers, have you read the bible? See below what it calls for, yet you criticize others in an unjust fashion and attack people while you hide tucked away behind the safety of your computer. LOL. You people are the biggest bigots i know.

    "If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place; And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear. – Deuteronomy 21:18-21"

    January 28, 2012 at 5:34 pm |
  9. cornelius

    Thinking the way you think, the killing will continue, seeing that you view killing inosent people as a struggle and not murder. If you call this a struggle, when will you really have peace, and rest. If you really want peace and rest apart from killing your fellow man, come to Jesus and and find the peace that you seek and end the struggle. For Jesus said ' Come unto me,all ye ( you) that labor (work, struggle) and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest' Matthew 11; 28,KJV King James version. You will not find this call to true peace and rest in any other faith, All other religions it is a constant never ending struggle of some sort,but not for the Christian, The Bible states (For by grace or ye (you) saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.(Ephesians 2;8-9) KJV

    January 28, 2012 at 9:57 am |
    • H. (Bart) Vincelette

      Please,,,,,Read the entire Bible, study credible sources of history, & take a good look at the inhumanity delivered by people from all religions to their fellow men. Religion is based on faith; not facts. Had the pursuit of 'facts' not been suppressed for the 1000 year period we cal the Dark Ages, we may well have had answers to the scourges of heart disease, cancers, & the innumerable chronic & debilitating illnesses that plague societies to this day.

      March 12, 2012 at 1:32 am |
  10. muhammad

    i have not seen any hard evidence that they did it also.and translation of arabic or farsi is not easy task,for e.g western translate jihad into kill or killing,an arab will tell you it means struggle,so a farmer work which is difficult is consider jihad or the arab spring could be called a jihad(struggle)but we told to listen to people who are not expert on islam but on bigotry.

    January 28, 2012 at 9:02 am |
    • Reality

      The real Islam in action:

      As the koranic/mosque driven acts of terror and horror continue:

      The Muslim Conquest of India – 11th to 18th century

      ■"The likely death toll is somewhere between 2 million and 80 million. The geometric mean of those two limits is 12.7 million. "

      and the 19 million killed in the Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C by Muslims.

      and more recently

      1a) 179 killed in Mumbai/Bombay, 290 injured

      1b) Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh

      2) 9/11, 3000 mostly US citizens, 1000’s injured

      3) The 24/7 Sunni-Shiite centuries-old blood feud currently being carried out in Iraq, US troops killed in action, 3,480 and 928 in non combat roles. 102,522 – 112,049 Iraqi civilians killed as of 9/16/2011/, mostly due to suicide bombers, land mines and bombs of various types, http://www.iraqbodycount.org/ and http://www.defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdf

      4) Kenya- In Nairobi, about 212 people were killed and an estimated 4000 injured; in Dar es Salaam, the attack killed at least 11 and wounded 85.[2]

      5) Bali-in 2002-killing 202 people, 164 of whom were foreign nationals, and 38 Indonesian citizens. A further 209 people were injured.

      6) Bali in 2005- Twenty people were killed, and 129 people were injured by three bombers who killed themselves in the attacks.

      7) Spain in 2004- killing 191 people and wounding 2,050.

      8. UK in 2005- The bombings killed 52 commuters and the four radical Islamic suicide bombers, injured 700.

      9) The execution of an eloping couple in Afghanistan on 04/15/2009 by the Taliban.

      10) – Afghanistan: US troops 1,385 killed in action, 273 killed in non-combat situations as of 09/15/2011. Over 40,000 Afghan civilians killed due to the dark-age, koranic-driven Taliban acts of horror

      11) The killing of 13 citizen soldiers at Ft. Hood by a follower of the koran.

      12) 38 Russian citizens killed on March 29, 2010 by Muslim women suicide bombers.

      13) The May 28, 2010 attack on a Islamic religious minority in Pakistan, which have left 98 dead,

      14) Lockerbie is known internationally as the site where, on 21 December 1988, the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed as a result of a terrorist bomb. In the United Kingdom the event is referred to as the Lockerbie disaster, the Lockerbie bombing, or simply Lockerbie. Eleven townspeople were killed in Sherwood Crescent, where the plane's wings and fuel tanks plummeted in a fiery explosion, destroying several houses and leaving a huge crater, with debris causing damage to a number of buildings nearby. The 270 fatalities (259 on the plane, 11 in Lockerbie) were citizens of 21 nations.

      15 The daily suicide and/or roadside and/or mosque bombings in the terror world of Islam.

      16) Bombs sent from Yemen by followers of the koran which fortunately were discovered before the bombs were detonated.

      17) The killing of 58 Christians in a Catholic church in one of the latest acts of horror and terror in Iraq.

      18) Moscow airport suicide bombing: 35 dead, 130 injured. January 25, 2011.

      19) A Pakistani minister, who had said he was getting death threats because of his stance against the country's controversial blasphemy law, was shot and killed Wednesday, 3/2/2011

      20) two American troops killed in Germany by a recently radicalized Muslim, 3/3/2011

      21) the kidnapping and apparent killing of a follower of Zoraster in the dark world of Islamic Pakistan.

      22) Shariatpur, Bangladesh (CNN 3/30/2011) - Hena Akhter's last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl. Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh's Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man. The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or religious ruling, and the punishment: 101 lashes delivered swiftly, deliberately in public. Hena dropped after 70 and died a week later.

      23) "October 4, 2011, 100 die as a truck loaded with drums of fuel exploded Tuesday at the gate of compound housing several government ministries on a busy Mogadishu street. It was the deadliest single bombing carried out by the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia since their insurgency began. "

      January 28, 2012 at 9:06 am |
    • cornelius

      Thinking the way you think, the killing will continue, seeing that you view killing inosent people as a struggle and not murder. If you call this a struggle, when will you really have peace, and rest. If you really want peace and rest apart from killing your fellow man, come to Jesus and and find the peace that you seek and end the struggle. For Jesus said ' Come unto me,all ye ( you) that labor (work, struggle) and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest' Matthew 11; 28,KJV King James version. You will not find this call to true peace and rest in any other faith, All other religions it is a constant never ending struggle of some sort,but not for the Christian, it Bible states (For by grace or ye (you) saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.(Ephesians 2;8-9) KJV

      January 28, 2012 at 9:54 am |
    • EvolvedDNA

      Muhammad Hard evidence! you need evidence... since when ? you have no evidence at all for your prophets.. yet you would die for the myth and expect the afterlife rewards....odd don't you think?

      January 28, 2012 at 10:28 pm |
  11. muhammad

    whats your point reality aka forbes besides being a bigot,hope you take your antidepressent pill today.

    January 28, 2012 at 8:55 am |
    • Reality

      The nitty-gritty of Islam:

      Mohammed was an illiterate, womanizing, lust and greed-driven, warmongering, hallucinating Arab, who also had embellishing/hallucinating/plagiarizing scribal biographers who not only added "angels" and flying chariots to the koran but also a militaristic agenda to support the plundering and looting of the lands of non-believers.

      This agenda continues as shown by the ma-ssacre in Mumbai, the as-sas-sinations of Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh, the conduct of the seven Muslim doctors in the UK, the 9/11 terrorists, the 24/7 Sunni suicide/roadside/market/mosque bombers, the 24/7 Shiite suicide/roadside/market/mosque bombers, the Islamic bombers of the trains in the UK and Spain, the Bali crazies, the Kenya crazies, the Pakistani “koranics”, the Palestine suicide bombers/rocketeers, the Lebanese nutcases, the Taliban nut jobs, the Ft. Hood follower of the koran, and the Filipino “koranics”.

      And who funds this muck and stench of terror? The warmongering, Islamic, Shiite terror and torture theocracy of Iran aka the Third Axis of Evil and also the Sunni "Wannabees" of Saudi Arabia.

      Current crises:

      The Sunni-Shiite blood feud and the warmongering, womanizing (11 wives), hallucinating founder.

      January 28, 2012 at 9:04 am |
    • EvolvedDNA

      Muhammad I assume you have hard evidence of the error of Realitys' comments?

      January 28, 2012 at 10:34 pm |
    • ......

      yes muhammed does he recognizes bull sh it when he sees it, apparently you don't

      January 30, 2012 at 6:48 am |
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