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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:54 AM
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Teenage girl murdered by brother in Turkish “honour killing”
http://www.khaleejtimes.ae/DisplayArticleNew.asp?xfile=...

ANKARA - A 15-year-old girl who gave birth to a child which she said resulted from a rape became the latest victim of so-called “honour killings” in Turkey, newspapers said on Monday.

The young girl, from a mainly Kurdish town near Turkey’s eastern border with Iran, was murdered by an elder brother on Saturday, press reports said.

The victim, named only as Naile, had apparently not been aware she was pregnant until she started feeling unwell and was admitted to a hospital, where she gave birth to a boy, the reports added.

She later told her mother that the pregnancy had resulted from a rape. When other members of the family heard the news, the elder brother shot her dead at point-blank range in a street of the town, and then fled.

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Fierce Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:57 AM
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1. It's not an honor killing.
It's a murder.
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Frances Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:06 AM
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2. You are right that it is murder
I would even say it is dishonorable murder
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:06 AM
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3. Here, we prefer our women to be murdered by abusive spouses
The larger picture to me isn't "honor killing" or "domestic abuse," it's the role of women as possessions in most of the world. When not legally enforced, it is still often culturally indoctrinated.
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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:06 AM
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4. it's also backward
and stupid.
we need women's rights to cover the planet.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:10 AM
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5. Where's the honor?
There is nothing honorable about murdering a person, let alone one's own sister.
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Hav Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:23 AM
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6. .
Uh that's so sick. A 15 year old girl gets shot for being a rape victim.
When will this fucking moronic "tradition" come to an end??
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