Hindu vs. Muslim Honor Killings
Chesler, Phyllis, Bloom, Nathan, Middle East Quarterly
Although the overwhelming majority of honor killings worldwide occur within Muslim communities,1 one would not know this by reading the mainstream media. Fearful ofbeing labeled "Islamophobic," the American press has given only glancing attention to the widespread, honor-related ritual murder of Muslim women in the Middle East and South Asia while treating periodic honor killings among Muslim immigrants in the West as ordinary domestic abuse cases.
Over the last few years, however, the media has published a flurry of articles about Hindu honor killings in India, the only non-Muslim-majority country where these murders are still rampant.2 Apologists for Muslim culture and …
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Publication information: Article title: Hindu vs. Muslim Honor Killings. Contributors: Chesler, Phyllis - Author, Bloom, Nathan - Author. Journal title: Middle East Quarterly. Volume: 19. Issue: 3 Publication date: Summer 2012. Page number: 43+. © 2008 Middle East Forum. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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