The aim of this website

The aim of this website is to condemn all forms of honor killings within our societies, especially in the Arab world. Honor killing usually takes place in rural areas of countries whose laws aren’t strict enough to forbid this, and thus the aim of this website is also to enforce laws within our governments to end this corruption. This is a major human rights abuse which must be harshly dealt with. Many young men and women are killed by their families who would rather commit murder than have a bad reputation.

Is it religion? No, as the name suggests “honor” killing is murdering someone for the sake of honor. It happens within families that represent various different religions, not just Islam, contrary to popular belief. We would like to eliminate this horrific practice altogether, and introduce better ways to fight such crimes which many people remain silent on.

Arabs and Muslims set up this website to show the world what is happening within our societies, and to reveal to our governments the severity of such cases which should be strictly outlawed. Nothing justifies the murder of innocent young individuals.

What is an honour killing?

An honour killing is a murder in the name of honour. If a brother murders his sister to restore family honour, it is an honour killing. According to activists, the most common reasons for honour killings are as the victim:

Questions about honour killings

  • refuses to cooperate in an arranged marriage.

  • wants to end the relationship.

  • was the victim of rape or sexual assault.

  • was accused of having a sexual relationship outside of marriage.

Human rights activists believe that 100,000 honour killings are carried out every year, most of which are not reported to the authorities and some are even deliberately covered up by the authorities themselves, for example because the perpetrators are good friends with local policemen, officials or politicians. Violence against girls and women remains a serious problem in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Serbia and Turkey.

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