Muslim Mothers Who "Honor Kill" Their Daughters

Date: 19 May 2011


Muslim Mothers Who "Honor Kill" Their Daughters\\\\\\\\\\ by Phyllis Chesler\\\\\\\\\\\\ May 18, 2011 \\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Excerpt: \\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Two Muslim mothers, both widows, both living in Uttar Pradesh in India, helped each other murder their grown daughters, Zahida, 19, and Husna, 26, for having committed the crime of marrying Hindu men. \\\\\\\\\\\\ They held their daughters down and slowly strangled them to death. The poor dead darlings actually believed they were entitled to marry non-Muslim men and for "love," and that ultimately their mothers and Muslim community would accept them back. This is typical of many honor killing victims. While these two young women knew enough to contact the police for help—and the police actually got their mothers to sign an agreement that they would not "harm" their children—it was only a deceptive piece of paper. But the daughters' longing for reconciliation and naive hopefulness was their undoing. Their mothers agreed not to hurt them and sweet-talked them into returning; once the girls were home, they became prey for the kill. \\\\\\\\\\\\\ Read the complete original version of this item... 000000000