Saturday 29 September 2012

Another "honour" killing ...

Here are the undisputed facts of this killing, on record as the trial unfolds.

A man killed his girlfriend by hitting her head with a hammer at least 11 times, then he took a knife and stabbed pages of religious text into her body.

Court heard last week part of the passage stabbed in her body read “that which is crooked cannot be made straight.” The crown alleges the accused intended to kill her when he began bludgeoning her with a hammer following an argument about marriage and abortion. The victim, who had missed her period twice, told the accused she no longer wanted to get married, couldn’t handle caring for another child and would get an abortion if pregnant. She asked him to move out of her apartment. 

The accused became angry, looked for a weapon, found a hammer, took it back into the bedroom, and he hit her over and over until she stopped screaming, the jury was told. The accused then fled to Montréal with another woman; the police arrested him upon his return two days later. 

The accused confessed that though he did kill her, he had not intended to murder her. 

I believe the reason that the usual islamophobes - Shaidle and her posse - aren't shriEEEking "honour" killing is that the religious text in question is the bible.  Does it seem familiar?

It should be.

In the memorable words of Mark Steyn, "Must be convenient to have a [religious] code that obliges all your pathologies."  

Fundamentalist christianists shriek about "honour" killing which they CONveniently limit to muslims while disregarding the long tradition of Catholic sophistry which has justified centuries of femicide at the hands of men.

Will the christian Sharia anti-Choice supporters of Bill C-484 as well as Motions 312 and 408 defend this anti-abortion killer?  Certainly.  In his bludgeoning frenzy, the only beating heart he stopped was that of Lucita Charles - there was no zygote, embryo or fetus.

Let The Fetus©™ fetishists' pretzel-twisty propaganda begin!

Photo of Lucita Charles and Mataeo from here.


Beijing York said...

The right's outrage with honour killing has nothing to do with respecting or protecting women but with beating the same racist drums of islamophobia.

But the rage that leads to domestic violence against women is universal be the perpetrator Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist or Christian. It's a rage bred in societies that entitle men over women and we would be blind to believe that we have gender equality in our western countries. Some fare better than others but none deserve a pat on the back. The worst of it is when race or class dynamics step in. When white entitled men feel free to beat and kill Aboriginal woman for example.

deBeauxOs said...

This murderous convergence occurs when men who fetishize racialized women, act upon their belief of sexual entitlement for their own exclusive exploitation.

They dispose of them when they've done.

Anonymous said...

Dude's so devout that he has a mistress? Come on. What a sicko.

Sixth Estate said...

"The accused then fled to Montréal with another woman."

Um...? What the hell?

I assume the incident itself is appalling enough that I don't need to spend any more time sharing my disgust on that front. But how can this part of it be squared with the rest?

Abortion == time for an honour killing
Adultery == A-Okay.

Well that part isn't actually terribly surprising to me. But I'm bewildered at why the other woman thought this was a good relationship to be in.

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