Shafia Honour Killing


How to Honour the Victims of "Honour Killings"

The verdict in the Shafia case exemplifies the ability of Western legal systems to provide justice to victims of honour killings. If anything positive can come from the Shafia verdict, let it be that law enforcement throughout North America takes the time to educate themselves about honour violence.

The Shafia Women: Killed By Double Standards

The Shafia trial exposed a cultural pathology that needs a closer and unbiased examination. The men in Muslim families are rarely subjected to the kinds of constraints their female relatives endure. It is mostly when the conduct of the women is perceived as dishonourable that matters worsen.

Don't Let Political Correctness Kill "Honour Killings"

Canadians are often uncomfortable labeling premeditated murders "honour killings" under the guise of political correctness. Let us take off our multicultural goggles and see honour killings for what they are: culturally motivated, violent crimes committed against women that have no place in a civilized society.

Closing Arguments Over In Shafia Trial

KINGSTON, Ont. - The evidence against three people accused of killing half their family over honour is "irrefutable," a Crown attorney told the jury in the case in closing arguments that lasted well i...

Last Day To Convince The Jury

KINGSTON, Ont. - A young man accused of killing his three sisters and the first of his father's two wives is only guilty of being "stupid" and "morally blameworthy," but neither he nor his co-accused...