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This is the result of the culture of violence that is created by religious teachings telling men to beat women from whom they “fear disobedience” (Qur’an 4:34). It is also a result of a culture that accepts honor killing. Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders. Iraqi women have asked for tougher sentences for Islamic honor murderers, who get off lightly now. Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.’” And in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”
“Young Mother Who Converted to Islam Murdered in Hammer Attack After Going Back to Western Lifestyle,” by Virginia Hale, Breitbart, November 17, 2017 (thanks to Ken):
A young mother who converted to Islam was brutally murdered by her husband, who barred her from seeing family and friends after she started wearing Western-style clothes again, a British court has heard._______________________________________________________
Akshar Ali hit Sinead Wooding with a hammer and stabbed her repeatedly, before dumping in the woods and then torching the mother-of-four’s body, Prosecutor Nicholas Campbell QC told Leeds Crown Court.
Ms Wooding was in the process of converting to Islam and changed her name to Zakirah when she met Mr Ali, 27, who worked on a food stall at Leeds indoor market, according to the Times.
The pair were married at an Islamic ceremony in early 2015, but the jury heard their relationship was “volatile” and violent at times, with arguments over 26-year-old Wooding continued visits to family and friends her husband had “forbidden” her from seeing.
Mr Campbell said Ms Wooding had started wearing Western clothing days before she was killed on May 11 at a party held at the house of her husband’s friend Yasmin Ahmed, who along with Mr Ali, denies murder.
After the couple had an argument, guests heard a bang from the kitchen, at which point Ms Ahmed went to check on them.
She returned, and said Ms Wooding had stumbled into a door but that everything was fine, and a short time afterwards reported to guests that the young mother had left the house.
“In fact Sinead Wooding never left that property alive,” Mr Campbell said, telling the court she was first incapacitated — suffering a fractured skull after repeated blows to the head with a claw hammer — and then killed later on, after being “stabbed several times” with a knife.
“If she was conscious at that time of the stabbing she would have been prevented from crying out,” Mr Campbell told the jury, who heard that blood found on Ms Ahmed’s cellar walls and floor was a DNA match for Ms Wooding.
“She was stabbed several times with at least one sharp bladed instrument, almost definitely a knife.”
Her body was allegedly kept in the cellar for two days, then “wrapped up [and] bound with wire” before two people were seen carrying it out at night, by a neighbour….