Saturday, December 03, 2011

Gen. Napier, Britain needs you now

More than 2,800 so-called honour attacks - punishments for bringing shame on the family - were recorded by Britain's police last year, according to figures released yesterday.

At least 2,823 incidents of "honour-based" violence took place, with the highest number recorded in London, the Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation (IKWRO) found.

The figures were compiled from 39 out of the 52 British police forces. The others were unwilling or unable to provide data. Eight areas recorded at least 100 incidents, the figures showed.

The attacks included murder, mutilation, beatings, abduction and acid attacks.

Compared with 2009 figures released by 12 police forces, there was a 47 per cent rise in incidents
And what horrible acts could be seen as justification for this?
Things considered dishonourable include having a boyfriend, being a rape victim, refusing an arranged marriage, being gay and in some cases wearing make-up or inappropriate dress.
Fucking wonderful people, aren't they? If somebody raped my daughter I'd be looking to hang the bastard, not blame her.

Oh, and take note of the delicate wording:
Honour crimes mostly happen in South Asian, eastern European and Middle Eastern communities, she said.
Because saying "This mostly happens in muslim communities" isn't allowed; insensitive and all, y'know...

(if you're not familiar with Napier,
A story for which Napier is often noted involved Hindu priests complaining to him about the prohibition of Sati by British authorities. This was the custom of burning a widow alive on the funeral pyre of her husband. As first recounted by his brother William, he replied:

"Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs.")

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