Gender Roles Of Honor Killings In The Muslim Women

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The Oppressed Woman Among the cities and towns of this vast world, one would come across many societies that have women as important members. From Goddess to legal figures, women have been seen as nearly equals to their male counterparts in a vast majority of ways. However, take a religion that has claimed to be ancient keepers of peace and humanity. Then coupled that with the frightening bias views of the Western culture and the patriarchal rulings of the Eastern culture; the end result is the oppressed state of the average Muslim women comes from. It is not the religion of Islam that sets the gender roles in the Muslim culture but the government and the way women have been perceived for countless of years. One could argue that any religion …show more content…
According to the United Nations, an estimated five thousand women are murdered in the so called “honor killings” every year. For little things like dating a non-Muslim man, like Amina and Sarah Said, to not acting like a traditional Muslim girl; honor killings is one large stain on the cloth of Islam.
How can a religion that has pride itself on the peacefulness and protectiveness human life kill their women and girls? They don’t, at least not how we see it. “Islam is not to blame for the honor killings. “Honor killing" is not an Islamic practice. One of the women interviewed also mentioned this. This is a cultural one.” A young girl told CBC News, her disfigured face shown on TV for all to see what her family has done to her. She went to explain that even Jews and Christians in Jordan, where she resides, “Engage in the sickening
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In Yemen, a Jewish father killed his daughter after a rebuke from the rabbi for her extra-marital pregnancy, according to http://www.islamawareness.net. Honor killings are a cultural aspect that has influenced the way the world looks at the Muslim faith. Not only are people able to condemn Muslims for the ruthless killing of their girls for crimes that would be considered the basic human rights everywhere else in the world, but the fact the only honor killings that are reported are when Muslims do it. This does not help the people of Islam, who choose to practice the religion with dignity and clarity. "Whoever kills a believer intentionally, their reward will be Hell, to abide therein forever, and the wrath and the curse of Allah are upon them, and a dreadful penalty is prepared for them." (Holy Quran, Chapter 4, Verse 93,) This lets true believers know that “honor killing” is in itself murder. “It is usually carried out against a female family member who is seen dishonoring their family through real or perceived acts of indiscretion, such as premarital sexual relations or unapproved dating.” This killing is to normally pick on girls from male dominated cultures, not

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