In the past four months, six Muslim women living in Berlin have been brutally murdered by family members. Their crime? Trying to break free and live Western lifestyles. Within their communities, the killers are revered as heroes for preserving their family dignity. How can such a horrific and shockingly archaic practice be flourishing in the heart of Europe? The deaths have sparked momentary outrage, but will they change the grim reality for Muslim women?
What kind of moron still believes this whole "Religion of Peace" crap? Here are six women who had to dig up the courage to turn their back on a system they have indoctrinated in since birth and their families have them killed because of shame?
Days after the crime, police arrested her three brothers, ages 25, 24 and 18. The youngest of the three allegedly bragged to his girlfriend about the Feb. 7 killing.
The killer bragged about it. What kind of religion instills pride in a man for gunning his sister down on a cold German street? What kind of gutless wonder would feel pride at such an act? This wasn't just murder, it also created a 5 year old orphan. I wonder who is going to raise him now.
The crime might be easier to digest if it had been an archaic anomaly, but five other Muslim women have been murdered in Berlin during the past four months by their husbands or partners for besmirching the family's Muslim honor. Two of them were stabbed to death in front of their young children, one was shot, one strangled and a fifth drowned. It seems hard to fathom, but in the middle of democratic Western Europe -- in Germany, a nation where pacifism is almost a universal mantra -- murderous macho patriotism not only exists but also appears to be thriving. It may even be Germany's liberalism -- and its post World War II fear of criticizing minority cultures -- that has encouraged ultra-religious families to settle here.
Germany's got a problem. And their ultra-leftist philosophy is keeping them from even talking about it. It scares me because the same P.C. attitude is present today in the U.S.
Last Summer a German study showed:
that 49 percent of Turkish women said they had experienced physical or sexual violence in their marriage. One fourth of those married to Turkish husbands said they met their grooms on their wedding day. Half said they were pressured to marry partners selected by relatives and 17 percent felt forced into such partnerships.
I don't personally view arranged marraiges as a bad thing. I do believe that in the Islamic culture such arragengements tend to give the men a feeling of ownership. I believe that feeling leads to violence anytime the men feel threatened. You would think the Religion of Peace would equip it's men to deal with their feelings without resorting to physical abuse and murder. But as I pointed out here and here, Muslims are crazy about their faith and it's icons and will never hesitate to threaten or commit violence to preserve their system.