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Never forget, it's payback time!

  • By: Qwaider

  • On:Saturday, March 28, 2009 12:03:00 AM
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    What do all the honor murderers try to accomplish with murder? To wipe out the shame and the name of their victims from history. Right?

    Here's a good way we, as a society, help thwart that goal. Let's all keep their memory alive!

    Do you know the name of an honor murder victim? From anywhere in the world? Well, here's your chance to avenge her tormented soul

    It is simple really. All we have to do is keep the names alive. They might be gone, but their memory can live on. Through all of us.

    What I'm working on is a little database to keep the names of these women around, then provide it for free to anyone interested in supporting this worthy cause.

    Interested? Try to get me the following information:

    Victim Name:
    Victim Age:
    Victim Occupation
    Date of murder:
    Murderer Name:
    Murderer Relation:
    Murderer Sentence:
    Country:

    Yes, country. Since these honor murders are not bound by a geographical location. I decided to add the country where these murders are taking place.

    So, please, if you have access to any of these details. Let me know. If you have suggestions for how to present the output or any special features. Please let me know.

    Let us all be the voice of the fallen victims. They want them to be erased and forgotten. Let's make sure they're not

    Please note, this is not a substitute for any other initiative that is currently happening anywhere. We all need to work on all fronts. Online and off line. In every possible capacity that we have.

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    i do not any, but this is a great idea, keep on !!!
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    • marwa
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    • On: 3/28/2009 7:03:27 AM
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    yes great idea walla
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    • kinzi
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    • On: 3/28/2009 10:21:26 AM
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    Mumtaz. Everyone doing their part. I can't tell you how amazed I am that the only male bloggers from the QP/JB/FB/itoot spheres who posted about this were you, Observer, Ulysses and Shmal. (Abu Fares from Syria also)

    I'll work on getting some info.
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    • Jarna
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    • On: 3/28/2009 1:12:35 PM
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    I picked this up from joladies blog...

    I while ago I read a book by Norm Frankenstein called the Holocaust Industry. I strongly recommend this book.

    The author explains the culture of profiteering from the misery of Jews who perished during the Nazi Holocaust. This profiteering comes in many flavors including economic as well as political. I will not compare the holocaust to honor killing for obvious reasons , but there are similarities when it comes to the culture of profiteering.

    It's unfair to characterize everyone involved in the honor killing campaign as profiteering from the misery of Jordanian women, but it's hard to discount the possibility that many are.

    The question that keeps haunting honor killing campaigns do lend credence to this industry argument. If the King is the man who makes the ultimate decision to abolish honor killing laws and since his father put these laws on the books, why do honor killing activists keep challenging their energies to "educate" a population that is politically impotent and in one survey after another shows an overwhelming majority in favor of abolishing honor killing laws? Then we have the scope of the honor killing phenomena. Less than 20 per year in a country of 5 million is not an indictment of a culture and value. This is of course tragic and must be stopped. However, more Jordanian women get killed crossing the road in Jordan each year than by honor killing. Yet the massive effort and money and time put into exposing honor killing practices and the wrong focus of the campaigns do raise interesting questions. It's these contradictions that are hard to explain

    With much of the resources put into fighting honor killing laws originating from right wing American groups, and with the Jordanian monarch being seen as a very close ally of the US, the contradictions are a result of these groups trying to protect their man while targeting Arab culture.

    In my assessment, this is how it goes.

    Right wing American groups want to protect their man in Jordan, King Abdulla II, but would like to score points against Arabs culture and Islamic traditions for ideological reasons having to do with neoconservatives' knee-jerk disgust with anything Arabic or Islamic. So they shape an honor killing campaign by deciding what to fund and whom to fund, in a manner that avoids mention of the only person in Jordan who is responsible for honor laws, the King, while keeping the energy focused on Arab values and traditions.

    I am of the mind that these groups don't want to see an end to honor killing laws. That's why they have never applied pressure on the King directly. Honor killing laws have become a useful effigy of the Arab world to burn again and again before world opinion. Sort of like what the Americans did to the Taliban before the invasion and the overthrow of the Taliban. Any observer of the situation of women in Afghanistan would tell you women there are not fairing much better under the American-installed regime. Yet, as the specter of Taliban victory looms, the same American right wing groups are becoming more and more visible again reminding us of the situation of women under Taliban. In the meanwhile, Obama mobilizes US forces for a possible all out confrontation with he Taliban.

    So what we have here is the the misuse of women suffering for political objectives.

    For that to succeeded, money is allocated. NGOs funded. Activists mobilized. And a whole industry is built up, the Honor Killing Industry.
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    • Tamer
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    • On: 3/28/2009 1:53:51 PM
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    Great Idea!!!!
    Kudos to you!!
    I do not know any such examples, but here is a link to two stories of this nature:
    http://www.jordanzad.com/jordan/news/117/ARTICLE/13950/2009-03-27.html

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    • ola
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    • On: 3/28/2009 11:24:15 PM
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    Now that's creative and bold! You know I hope it works out, it might drive some people crazy, among which our House of Representatives! You might be in for a law suit... or even a mark over your head since the murderers are most probably running loose... that's why it's a brave thing to do!

    Best of luck!
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    • Qwaider
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    • On: 3/30/2009 1:48:46 AM
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    Thank you all for the support. (especially the whisperers who provided some names) It would be fantastic if I can get some more of these. It is time to rub these crimes in the murderer's noses. Even if this happens to be a dangerous undertaking. We should never be afraid
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    • loolt
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    • On: 4/3/2009 2:41:13 PM
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    This is a great initiative! Best of Luck!
    You too can have your Memories Documented

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