Pages

6 comments

Jump to bottom
1 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Nov 15, 2012 2:26:50pm

One of my friends is Iraqi-American from San Diego. Christian, so a different community, but she says there's just a lot of stress on families as they try to adapt to a new world, and get over everything that's happened. Domestic violence is often a big problem in a setting like this. The communal structures that give women some safety in a traditional society don't apply any more.

If the husband is guilty, I have to say, framing it as a hate crime was a stroke of evil brilliance.

2 kmg  Thu, Nov 15, 2012 2:32:42pm

I don't think it was so brilliant. Anyone with half a brain knew it wasn't a hate crime and was most likely an "honour" killing.

Thanks for bringing us back to this news story. I remember when Charles did a post on this and everyone was wringing their hands over the supposed hate-crime against this poor hijab-wearing woman. I remarked that I hoped Charles would comment again when an accused was arrested. Well, it was her husband and I guess it didn't fit with the programme, so no update from Charles on this story.

3 researchok  Thu, Nov 15, 2012 2:40:48pm

re: #2 kmg

Give CJ a break here.

What with the election, ongoing craziness and LGF technical reworking he's been a bit busy.

He'll get around to it at some point.

4 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Nov 15, 2012 2:45:10pm

re: #2 kmg

I don't think it was so brilliant. Anyone with half a brain knew it wasn't a hate crime and was most likely an "honour" killing.

He managed to use the cover to get her body flown to Iraq for burial. Any physical evidence not collected on the first round will be extremely hard to get now.

I don't see any particular evidence of honor killing, either. A lot of men from a lot of cultures have killed their wives because they were going to leave. If it were the daughter, maybe. 'Honor killing' does not mean 'murder of any female relative by an Arab man'.

A lot will presumably come out at trial.

5 kmg  Thu, Nov 15, 2012 3:46:57pm

@researchok. I doubt it.

@SFZ I am sure at that point they couldn't prevent him from leaving. But he really must have thought he was some genius, because he came back ;-) This case reminded me of the Shafia case in Canada. As soon as I saw the weeping father on TV, I knew he did it and I said he did it. Something just wasn't genuine. As for Al-Himidi, I am sure his wife leaving him was a very, very great source of dishonour for this man. Funny how in some cultures murder is more honourable than a divorce or a daughter who talks to boys or shows her hair or gets and education etc., etc.

6 Gus  Thu, Nov 15, 2012 7:03:03pm

Noun, verb...

Muslim.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

^ back to top ^

TwitterFacebook

Turn off all ads for a full year by subscribing!
For about 33 cents a day (per month) or 22 cents a day (per year), our subscription option turns off all advertisements at LGF!
Read more...

► LGF Headlines

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Articles

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Pages

  • Loading...

► Top 10 Comments

  • Loading...

► Bottom Comments

  • Loading...

► Recent Comments

  • Loading...

► Tools/Info

► Tag Cloud

► Contact

You must have Javascript enabled to use the contact form.
Your email:

Subject:

Message:


Messages may be published unless you request otherwise.
Tech Note:
Using the Contact Form
LGF Pages

This button leads to the main index of LGF Pages, our user-submitted articles. You can post your own LGF Pages simply by registering a free account with us.

Create a Page

This is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.

Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.

Last updated: 2014-03-07 2:19 pm PST

LGF User's Guide
Recent Pages
FemNaziBitch
Halloween Page Turners for Young and Old(er) Adults
In honor of a the pleasure of a really seerie read, I've compiled a few titles I've enjoyed. Please add those that have truly given you the shivers, because of both for the content and the quality of the writing. ...

3 hours, 8 minutes ago
Views: 33 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
Randall Gross
Wi-Fi Users Sign Over First-Born Children
The results of a social experiment in London suggest that on-the-go Internet users are not being as careful as they should be when connecting to unfamiliar networks. In order to connect to a rigged Wi-Fi network set up by ...

13 hours, 5 minutes ago
Views: 231 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 44 • Rating: 2
I Stand With Big Sodomy!
School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways Preschool can lift children from poverty. Top high schools prepare students for college. ...

13 hours, 49 minutes ago
Views: 72 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
Skip Intro
Supreme Court Grants Ohio’s Request to Shorten Early-Voting Period - LA Times
The Supreme Court ordered a halt Monday to early voting in Ohio that was scheduled to begin this week, clearing the way for the state to close polls on the Sunday before election day, when African American turnout has ...

16 hours, 2 minutes ago
Views: 144 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 13 • Rating: 2
Lumberhead
Eric Holder Blew It as Attorney General. His Replacement Will Too. - the Week
The best thing about Eric Holder's time as the U.S. attorney general was that he was the first one in decades to really care about civil rights. The worst thing was, well basically everything else. Holder, who yesterday announced ...

1 day, 22 hours ago
Views: 222 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
HamSandwich
Activist who urged killing Israelis nominated for top EU award
Alaa Abdel Fattah, 32, an Egyptian blogger and political activist, has been arrested numerous times by Egyptian authorities since the eruption of a popular revolution in the country in early 2011. Abdel Fattah, who boasts 626,000 followers on Twitter ...

2 days, 5 hours ago
Views: 226 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
Rightwingconspirator
Visiting Mt Wilson And It’s Dramatic Weather
All taken just yesterday. Canon 7D and a Tamron lens. The clouds ripping through were just amazing. And some stunning Fall color in unexpected places

2 days, 8 hours ago
Views: 229 • Comments: 5
Tweets: 2 • Rating: 6
Souliren
Dropkick Murphys - Celtic punk from the USA?
I never heard of these guys until a half hour ago. Apparently they are famous. A Celtic punk band from Massachusetts? There is art here. The Rose Tattoo I'm shipping up to Boston.

4 days, 8 hours ago
Views: 465 • Comments: 17
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 6
CriticalDragon1177
Secular Talk - Limbaugh’s Sidekick: Segregation Was The ‘Good Ole’ Days’ (Video)
KYle Kulinski, exposes the stupidity of "Snerdley,"

6 days, 14 hours ago
Views: 819 • Comments: 12
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 3
darthstar
Darth offered cup of virtual coffee after snark
Yep. There it is. littlegreenfootballs.com

6 days, 20 hours ago
Views: 582 • Comments: 2
Tweets: 2 • Rating: 6
 Frank says:

It began with lyrics, but even looking at the PMRC fund raising letter in the last paragraph, at the bottom of the page, it starts looking like it's branching into other areas when it says 'We realize that this material's pervaded other aspects of society' and it's like 'What, you gonna fix it all for me?'