Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
What happened is more a reflection of their culture and not their religion.

You judge without understanding, ya'll look at this from your comfy western homes and say "How barbaric"!!!! Distgusting! why can't they all be like us, and put people to death with lethal injections after years of appeals, and not execute the young and the defenceless.

What they did was wrong, and not condoned by the Quran, it is a reflection of their society and attitudes, which yes are morally wrong and sickening to me to be honest with you. Not everyone has made it out of the stoneage Ockham.

It's not happening here, why do you care? It doesn't affect you or concern you. Not too long ago we were burning woman at the stake for being witches, all things must pass.

But at the same time as this is distgusting, I wonder how many young girls in Africa were raped and killed today?

Well, not quite....Consider:

Honor killings are justified under Islam in some Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia. For example, tenth-grade textbooks teach Saudi children that it is permissible to kill adulterers. In April 2008, a girl was killed by her father for talking to a boy on Facebook, an online social networking website. A leading Saudi cleric, Sheikh Ali al-Maliki, was outraged that girls had access to such websites where they could post pictures of themselves and otherwise "behave badly," but showed no concern over the girl actually killed.

Honor killings are justified as a necessary part of culture in other Muslim countries such as Jordan, which is technically a secular kingdom with a representative parliament. In 2001 King Abdallah presented a bill outlining stiff penalties for honor killings, but parliament rejected it, stating, "it [punishing honor killings] would encourage adultery and create new social problems." Four years later, honor killings accounted for one-third of all violent deaths in Jordan in 2005, where perpetrators received as little as six months in prison under the penal code.

Secular Iraq offers no punishment. Consider the following anecdotal evidence. This year, a 17-year-old named Rand Abdel-Qader was killed by her father because she had a crush on a British soldier. The arresting Iraqi sergeant stated that "not much can be done when we have an 'honor killing' case. You are in a Muslim society and women should live under religious laws." The father also killed his wife, who left him after the murder of their daughter. He will not be prosecuted for either murder in Iraq.

Does Islam Justify Honor Killings? :: Islamist Watch
And the broader question is or at least should be, does Islam promote, and condone violence and intolerance. The answer is clear.

Does the Quran really contain dozens of verses promoting violence?

Summary Answer:
The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called 'hypocrites' and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.

Unlike nearly all of the Old Testament verses of violence, most of the verses of violence in the Quran are open-ended, meaning that the historical context is not embedded within the surrounding text. They are part of the eternal, unchanging word of Allah, and just as relevant or subjective as anything else in the Quran.

Unfortunately, there are very few verses of tolerance and peace to abrogate or even balance out the many that call for nonbelievers to be fought and subdued until they either accept humiliation, convert to Islam, or are killed. This proclivity toward violence - and Muhammad's own martial legacy - has left a trail of blood and tears across world history.

TheReligionofPeace - Islam: Verses of Violence