honor killing

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Noun1.honor killing - an ancient tradition still sometimes observed; a male member of the family kills a female relative for tarnishing the family image
homicide - the killing of a human being by another human being
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It is also attributable to the efforts of former Dutch MP and Hoover Institute and American Enterprise Institute fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali and the organization she founded, the AHA Foundation, which describes itself as "the leading organization working to end honor violence that shames, hurts or kills thousands of women and girls in the US each year, and puts millions more at risk." (89) Hirsi Ali is a well-known critic of Islam.
regarding the prevalence of "honor violence," and that such cases appear to be rare compared to other types of crime in the United States.
I am concerned with the 25%, which support Sharia; I am concerned with the amputations and the female genital mutilation and the honor violence; I am concerned that the media whitewashes and scrubs this.
That morning, talking as we sat on her patio, she justified her position by citing honor violence. "They stone women who've been raped," she said.
of domestic violence and honor violence; community violence in the form