Friday 20th July, 2007 11:16 Comments: 1
It's a crazy idea. There's no honour in killing someone, even if they do perhaps deserve to die (I still have mixed feelings over capital punishment). But what makes this "honour killing" even more disturbing is that Banaz Mahmod had been raped and tortured before succumbing to an agonising death. I can almost comprehend the warped idea of "honour killing", even though I disagree with it, but I can't see how rape and torture fits in unless you're just a really sick bastard. Last month, Mahmod Mahmod and Ari Mahmod were found guilty of murder. Mohamad Hama pleaded guilty to murder before the trial. They all face life sentences. Banaz was garrotted for five minutes but took half an hour to die as Hama stamped on her neck to "let her soul out".
There are a lot of genuinely sick folks who use "honour killing" as a way of justifying their insane fantasies they put into practice....