Christine O wrote:
"Two Muslim mothers in India were arrested and accused of killing their daughters for dishonoring their families for running off with Hindu men, authorities said."http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2 ... who_m.html
I suppose one could argue that these mothers were kind to their daughters at least in comparison to the man who threw acid in the woman's face.
Okay, Christine. You don't want to blind the man. What do you think should be done.
Education and cultural change is needed to stop these honour killings. There is not this radical reaction to inter-faith marriage among educated Muslims in Australia.
Considering the vast amounts of blood shed in countries where honour killings and acid throwing occur, punishing individuals by shedding more blood could be like water off a duck's back.
There are so many cruel and horrible crimes Patrick, but.
No, I'm not picking crimes that upset me the most. I am picking crimes that have a cultural support system to perpetuate the crimes. A culture says the proper course for a husband to take if his wife takes a lover is to kill her youngest child. I'm assuming the rationale, if any is needed, is that it might not be his child. The man will go to prison but the people in the community respect him for having done the right thing.
I'm not sure if blinding the man would be water off a ducks back? What if just ten percent of the nitwits believed that they would be blinded for their crime. As it stands now they're proud of what they do so catching them isn't hard.
I don't understand why you feel compelled to make up imaginary explanations for why I say and think as I do. I think I give you plenty of information to work with but if you need more just ask. Please don't say what you think such as "it seems that you are picking the ones that upset you personally the most as deserving the most severe punishment" when there is no evidence beyond your imagination that that is the case.
Actually, I think a case in the U.S. where a child was kidnapped, held in an underground room for 18 years, raped repeated, and father, I think, three children with the rapist is worse but that's a one off incident. It's not a culturally approved horrific crime.
But, we're back to, while we're waiting for the education to work, what do you think should be done to men who douse women with acid for refusing their advances? I understand blinding is out. Okay. So, what would you suggest? I might settle for life in prison in a totally dark room.