“I have killed my sister to cleanse my honor!”
Much like the Yeti, the Jersey Devil, Barry Obama’s birth certificate or Al Gore’s degree in Climatology, most of us have heard of it, but no one ever seems to have actually ever seen one.
Case in point: The Western World has more than a few oh-so politically correct apologists for Islamic Jihaadists, and even more disconcerting, for the alleged silent majority of moderate Muslims world-wide.
The Multikulturelle Geheime Staatspolizei have castigated those in both East and West who’ve sounded the clarion call of the societal and very real physical dangers ingrained into the Islamist mindset.
We’ve all heard the propaganda from those who defend the Crescent and the Sword… the same old tired drivel of anywhere from 90 – 99 percent of the planet’s adherents of Mohammed are peaceful, reasonable, essentially fun loving folks who could fit in anywhere from Malmö, Sweden to Lincoln, Nebraska.
If the sycophants are right about their numbers, doesn’t that mean there are anywhere from 10 million to 100 million scimitar-wielding Islamo-Fascists who don’t have much of a problem beheading Danish cartoonists and lynching women and girls that were unfortunate enough to be raped by an observant Muslim male.
In the article I did recently on the beyond-merely-savage raping of CBS correspondent Lara Logan (to include repeatedly being sodomized, urinated and masturbated on), I cited Dawn Perlmutter’s academic treatise “The Semiotics of Honor Killing & Ritual Murder.”
As the Director and founder of Symbol and Ritual Intelligence, Perlmutter is considered one of the leading experts in the areas of religious terrorism and ritualistic violent crimes.
An Islamist Definition of Honor…
After objectively reading Perlmutter’s definition of personal honor among men, I honestly don’t see that much different how I or any other Western man could define it to varying degrees.
“Honor is what defines Islamists as men and is achieved by fulfilling traditional masculine virtues, from being a warrior to fathering children, sons above all. Honor for men is signified by characteristics of courage, bravery, heroism, power, virility, and strength.
Any sign of weakness in word or action relinquishes honor.
Regarding Honor Killing…
But when it comes to the action’s of someone other than yourself marring your personal honor, this is when Muslims differ wildly with the vast majority of non-Muslims.
“It becomes apparent that the type and severity of honor killing punishments are directly proportional to the amount of fear that the man or family has concerning their status in the community and the perceived threat to his manhood.”
Perlmutter gave a number of examples of honor killings that are so frequent, they’ve become almost passé to the Western reader.
Two examples I chose at random:
1. “On May 31, 1994, Kifaya Husayn, a sixteen year old Jordanian girl, was lashed to a chair by her thirty two year old brother. He gave her a drink of water and told her to recite an Islamic prayer. Then he slashed her throat. Immediately afterward, he ran out into the street, waving the bloody knife and crying, ‘I have killed my sister to cleanse my honor.’
Kifaya’s crime? She was raped by another brother, a twenty one year old man. Her judge and jury? Her own uncles, who convinced her eldest brother that Kifaya was too much of a disgrace to the family honor to be allowed to live.”
2. “In Egypt, a father paraded his daughter’s severed head through the streets shouting, ‘I avenged my honor.’ A sixteen-year-old Palestinian girl became pregnant after being raped by her younger brother. Once her condition became known, her family encouraged her older brother to kill her to remove the blemish from their honor.
Her brothers, the rapist and the murderer, were exonerated. The girl was blamed. ‘She made a mistake,’ said one of her male cousins. ‘She had to pay for it.'”
The Slaughter of Those Who Insult Their Manhood, Real or Imagined…
One of the more chilling section of Perlmutter’s research was into the how and why Muslim males, even those considered “moderate” respond to insults to the honor:
“The Islamist code functions to cultivate this honor-shame paradigm so that boys will grow to be ruthless warriors that require blood vengeance to restore honor and maintain power.
The fear of even the appearance of weakness or vulnerability provides one explanation for the extreme punishment of innocent women and the inexplicable torture of enemies.
According to the Islamist code, mercy, compassion, sympathy, and kindness symbolize weakness; cruelty, brutality, violence, and atrocity symbolize strength. This explains inexplicable violent acts such as children joyfully participating in the dismemberment of a body, posing for pictures in front of mutilated corpses, and committing a ritual beheading at twelve years old.
Children want to evince their strength and alleviate feelings of shame that have been inculcated since birth. Through murder and mutilation these children experience relief from a sense of incomprehensible humiliation, perhaps for the first time.
Psychologically they equate their relief with violent atrocity. Symbolically blood cleanses their impurity. Culturally the violence is sanctioned and they are viewed as heroic. As they grow up it becomes natural and moral to punish disrespect with torture, mutilation, and ritual murder.
The Islamist symbolic code is so ingrained that even moderate Muslims who have attempted to assimilate to Western culture revert back to violence when their manhood is challenged.”
Forward to the 7th Century…
In what is alien to the Western mind, Joel Brinkley penned an article in 2010 for the San Francisco Chronicle regarding male-on-male pedophilia (bacha baz, literally – boy player) in Afghanistan entitled “Afghanistan’s Dirty Little Secret.”
On a steady diet of hard-core Islamist teaching, Muslim men in Afghanistan are indoctrinated that:
“Women are simply unapproachable. Afghan men cannot talk to an unrelated woman until after proposing marriage.
Before then, they can’t even look at a woman, except perhaps her feet. Otherwise she is covered, head to ankle.”
Keep in mind that Afghanistan borders two nuclear nations:
“Even after marriage, many men keep their boys, suggesting a loveless life at home. A favored Afghan expression goes: ‘Women are for children, boys are for pleasure.’
Fundamentalist imams, exaggerating a biblical passage on menstruation, teach that women are ‘unclean’ and therefore distasteful.
One married man even asked [a member of an investigation] team ‘how his wife could become pregnant,’ her report said.
When that was explained, he ‘reacted with disgust’ and asked, ‘How could one feel desire to be with a woman, who God has made unclean?'”