Murder in the Name of Honour : the True Story of One Woman's Heroic Fight Against An Unbelievable Crime

Murder in the Name of Honour : the True Story of One Woman's Heroic Fight Against An Unbelievable Crime

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A hard-hitting and controversial examination of honor crimes. Claiming the life of 5,000 women every year, the practice is common in many traditional societies around the world, as well as in migrant communities in Europe and the USA.

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Honor killings claim the lives of around 5,000 women every year. Murder in the Name of Honor is Rana Husseini's hard-hitting and controversial examination of honor crimes. Common in many traditional societies around the world, as well as in migrant communities in USA and Europe, they involve a punishment - often death or disfigurement - carried out by a relative to restore the family's honor. Breaking through the conspiracy of silence surrounding this crime, one writer above all others has been instrumental in bringing it to the world's attention: Rana Husseini.

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Citing the thousands of "honor based" murders that claim the lives of some 5,000 women in the U.S. and throughout the world, a controversial exposé by an award-winning journalist reveals the ways in which women are being subjected to violent "punishments," often at the hands of family members, for the purpose of restoring a family's reputation.

Publisher: Oxford : Oneworld, 2009
ISBN: 9781851685240
1851685243
9781851685974
Branch Call Number: 362.8292 HUS
Characteristics: xiv, 250 p. ; 23 cm

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Jun 26, 2017

A young girl is raped by her brother. She is murdered. The family finds an unknown number on a girls cell phone. She is murdered. Your sister has an inheritance and you want it. Accuse her of adultery, kill her for honor (of course). Guess what, now you've got her money. All this in the supposed name of religion and honor. DISGUSTING!

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