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    Outrage at West Bank honor killing

    "This is not an honor killing. I hope all of us will stop using this term. It has nothing to do with honor. It only has to do with taking the life of a human being," said Nabil Al-Ja'Abari, chairman of the Hebron University board of trustees.

    "We call upon the Palestinian Authority to punish those who committed this crime with the maximum penalty possible -- which is the penalty of execution they deserve," said Hassan Khallaf, one of Ayah's fellow students.

    This sentiment was reiterated by the masses who attended her funeral last week.
    "The people want the execution of the killer," mourners chanted in the thousands.
    Ayah's case has cast a bright light on the dark and one-time taboo subject of honor killings in Palestinian society, and it has stirred a public outcry for reform of laws that treat the crime as justifiable murder.

    In the weeks since her body was found, the debate around Ayah's death has not subsided. Massive shows of support and public pressure led Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to issue a decree directing the judiciary to hand out the "utmost punishment" in honor-related attacks.

    Disappearance, then discovery leads to 'honor killing' outrage - CNN.com
    Honor killings are a big problem throughout the Levant. As tragic as this story is, it has helped to provoke public outrage. Hopefully it will lead to some long overdue reform in those societies, and lead authorities to crack down upon honor killings.
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    Re: Outrage at West Bank honor killing

    Not just the Levant.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Outrage at West Bank honor killing

    A sad story, their is no honor in killing your own flesh and blood.

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    Re: Outrage at West Bank honor killing

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Not just the Levant.
    Yeah, they're a problem in many Muslim societies. But they're especially prevalent in the Levant. I'm glad to see that Mahmoud Abbas has pledged to crack down on them; hopefully other countries will do the same.
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    Re: Outrage at West Bank honor killing

    One good thing that has come from this is that apparently there was legislation ready to go into affect that anyone accused of "honor killing" could not be sentenced to more than six months in jail. Because of this case, Abbas has refused to approve it.

    For the moment, anyway.

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    Re: Outrage at West Bank honor killing

    This is one of the examples that prove Radical Islam is a Cult!

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    Re: Outrage at West Bank honor killing

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    This is one of the examples that prove Radical Islam is a Cult!
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    Re: Outrage at West Bank honor killing

    Moderator's Warning:
    Outrage at West Bank honor killingThis thread is about an internal Palestinian issue and has nothing to do with either Israel or the Israel/Palestine conflict. Thus I am inclined to leave it here in Polls rather than move it to the ME Forum as required by the forum rules.

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    Re: Outrage at West Bank honor killing

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Moderator's Warning:
    Outrage at West Bank honor killingThis thread is about an internal Palestinian issue and has nothing to do with either Israel or the Israel/Palestine conflict. Thus I am inclined to leave it here in Polls rather than move it to the ME Forum as required by the forum rules.

    Be advised though, that any such linkage/derailment in a post here will result in a B/F/T Infraction + Thread Ban.
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    Re: Outrage at West Bank honor killing

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I thought I posted it in Breaking News?
    Nup. But I will move it there for you. The Mod Box remains applicable.

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