Honor Killing

Pakistan: Man Murders Two Sisters for Choosing Their Own Husbands

Thirty-five-year-old Nasir Hussain, of Pakistan’s Punjab province, has been arrested for the double murders of his sisters, 22-year-old Kosar and 28-year-old Gulzar Bibi, in the latest “honor killing” case. Hussain shot his sisters because they married the men of their choice, for love.

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Honor Killing: Gang Dismembers Pakistani Man for Alleged Affair

Allah Ditta, 24, was stabbed repeatedly before five men cut off his arms, lips, and nose, leaving him to bleed to death in Dera Ghazi Khan district, Pakistan. Ditta had allegedly had “an affair” with a woman who wished to elope with him but was forced by family to remain with her husband.

PAKISTANI HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS HOLD PLACARDS DURING A PROTEST IN ISLAMABAD ON MAY 29, 2014. AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Pakistani Girl Marries for Love, Gets Incinerated by Mother

As Dawn News points out, “honor killings” involving immolation are distressingly common in Pakistan, often triggered by a young woman marrying someone her family disapproves of. The murder of 18-year-old Zeenat Rafique was especially diabolical because her mother lured her into an ambush by offering to reconcile with her.

A Pakistan Hassan Khan shows the picture of his wife Zeenat Rafiq, who was burned alive by allegedly her mother, on a mobile phone at his home in Lahore, Pakistan Wednesday, June 8, 2016. A Pakistani woman was arrested Wednesday after dousing her daughter with kerosene and burning her alive, …

Alleged Texas Islamic ‘Honor Killing’ Being Prosecuted

The Harris County District Attorney (Houston, Texas) is prosecuting a man for one murder and suspect his involvement in another that have been identified as alleged honor killings. The practice of honor killing has long gone out of style in most of the world. But, in some parts of the Muslim world it is a fundamental tenant of their religion as interpreted under Sharia Law .

Coty Beavers and Gelareh Bagherzadeh - Honor Killing Victims