Search This Blog

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Turkish man killed his own mother as an act of "Honor Killing"

onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;">Facebook

title="Share by Email"> title="Send via WhatsApp!" data-action="share/whatsapp/share">
This documentary film, presented by Annie Lennox, that shines a light on violence against women and girls. The series takes the front to homes, villages and cities around Turkey where a largely unreported war against females is being waged.
Turkey is considered a "moderate" Muslim state but every year women and girls in Turkey are burned, beaten, or stabbed to death by family members because they are seen as having transgressed social codes of "honor."
According to Islamic tradition, the "honor" of the entire family is measured by women's behavior. Any action that may be perceived as harming the family's honor may cost the woman her life. In other words, a woman is required not only to obey Islam including its strict codes of modesty but also to completely obey her male guardians (husband, father, brother and even uncle).
Loading...