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Muslim Mom Murders Her 17-Year-old Pregnant Daughter

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Muslim Mom Murders Her 17-Year-old Pregnant Daughter in Turkey

The Islamic honor code trumps ….. life, love, everything human.

Muslims are not the sole perpetrators of honor killings, but a recent survey showed that 91 percent of honor killings worldwide are committed by Muslims, and 84 percent of honor killings in the United States were done by Muslims. This is no surprise. A manual of Islamic law approved by Al-Azhar University, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, stipulates that “retaliation is obligatory…against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” In other words, Islamic law sets no penalty for a parent who kills his child. Also, the legal codes of Jordan, Syria, and other Muslim countries have substantially reduced penalties for honor murders as compared to other murders, and Islamic clerics have resisted efforts to stiffen penalties for honor killings.

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“Turkish mother ‘shoots dead pregnant daughter,’”

 

Hurriyet Daily News,

 
A Turkish mother, 36, has shot dead her daughter, 17, after finding out that she was three months pregnant.

 

The mother, named as Emine A., found out that her daughter Meryem A. was pregnant during a visit to neighbours, security sources told Doğan News Agency. She then went back home to find a gun and returned to shoot her daughter — who worked as a cashier in a market — five times, they added.

 

Bystanders outside the apartment block in the Selçuk district of the southern city of Niğde rushed to help and took Meryem to hospital but she died on the way.

 

The mother was detained by police but then had a nervous collapse and was hospitalised. The investigation is continuing.

 

Turkish authorities acknowledge there is a grave problem of violence against women in the country, although the vast majority of cases involving attacks perpetrated by men, Agence France-Presse reported June 13.

 

According to the non-governmental Platform to Stop Violence Against Women, 286 women were murdered in Turkey in 2014 and 134 so far in 2015. More

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