This past week, a Phoenix jury convicted an Iraqi Muslim (not a terrorist) of killing his daughter in 2009 by deliberately running her over with a car. The reason: The 20-year-old college girl refused an arranged marriage, had her own boyfriend and had become too westernized. Question: Why choose to live in a western society if being westernized is so horrible?
In 2009, a model “moderate” Muslim man, who owned a New York television station meant to portray Islam in a positive light, murdered and beheaded his wife for wanting a divorce. Ironically, he was only convicted of 2nd Degree Murder, though it was clearly premeditated.
These are some of the atrocities within Muslim families that have made it to news print. How many others do not? In Turkey, it was reported that the incidents of honor killings were rising at such an alarming rate, that they had to think of a way to make it appear otherwise. The answer: Forced suicides. A girl who disgraced the family is made to enter a locked room with no provisions, never to be reopened while she’s alive, and the only objects present are a gun, a rope and a box of poison. One Turkish city is called “SuicideCity” because 75 percent of victims are female.
In America ninety-nine percent of the cases, it is the females who are victimized, yet no woman’s group has the courage to come forward and condemn this barbaric practice. One can only imagine how many women, young and old, are living in state of slavery, in fear of death should they want to speak out, refuse an arranged marriage, convert to another religion, or form a relationship outside of Islam. Yes, many Muslim women will claim their love for living as a Muslim, but once they do, what free choices do they have?
Statistics show that at least 5,000 honor killings occur annually, and many more possible that are not reported or disguised as something else, i.e. murder, suicide, accident.
This does not take into account other forms of barbarism toward women in the Islamic world, including mass genital mutilation, beatings (allowed by law), rape, forced marriages, and sheer domination, better known as slavery.
Yet, as Sharia creeps into the U.S., the women’s groups pay no mind and remain eerily silent. And people — like me — who disclose this kind of information, are labeled as “racist” “Intolerant” “Hate mongers.”
I have three granddaughters and one great granddaughter. I care about their future world.
Marshall Frank: Thirty years of law enforcement in Miami, Florida, including sixteen years working homicide, gives Marshall Frank a huge reservoir from which to draw insights into the problems facing America today. After retiring from the Miami-Dade P.D. in 1990, Frank went on to become a writer, now with eight published books, five fiction and three non-fiction. His book ” Militant Islam In America” was published after an exhaustive research study about the inroads that radicals are making within the borders of the U.S. He is currently working on a non-fiction book about the abominable criminal justice system. Book listings, prices and availability can be accessed at his web site: www.marshallfrank.com.