June 3, 2014

The Roots of Pakistan's Horrific Honor Killings

Max Fisher, Vox

The Associated Press

Honor killings are once again becoming a national controversy in Pakistan, where they claim as many as 1,000 womens' lives every year. And a big part of the debate there has to do with an uncomfortable fact: lots of Pakistanis say they support honor killings. The practice, in which a family will murder one of its own members for a social transgression such as having pre-marital sex, is receiving another round of international attention over the recent killing of a pregnant woman in Lahore. The 25-year-old was stoned to death by her own father and 20 other relatives for getting married without their consent.

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