Skip to comments.Canada to Immigrants: No Tolerance for “Honor” Killing
Posted on 11/15/2009 9:55:09 AM PST by Ravnagora
New Citizenship Guides Spells It Out
The Canadian government has just revamped its citizenship guide for immigrants. The document is titled The Rights and Responsibilities of Canadian Citizenship. According to Canadas National Post,
In Canada, men and women are equal under the law, the document says. Canadas openness and generosity do not extend to barbaric cultural practices that tolerate spousal abuse, honour killings, female genital mutilation or other gender-based violence. Those guilty of these crimes are severely punished under Canadas criminal laws.
Western governments are beginning to wake up to dangerous or barbaric practices among immigrantsespecially among Muslim immigrants. Whether such practices are pre-Islamic, non-Islamic, even anti-Islamic (and people have argued all of the above), the truth is that certain barbaric practices are most often committed by Muslims against Muslims. Sikhs and Hindus, to a much lesser extent, also commit honor murders.
Some scholars argue that the Quran specifically supports and inspires such practices; other scholars argue the opposite case. One must note that Islam has, so far, failed to educate against or abolish certain barbarisms, and has, instead, enshrined them in state sharia law in Muslim states such as Iran, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Somalia, and Sudan.
But something new may finally be afoot.
Canada has just sentenced a man, Yusef Al Mezel, the head of Ottawas taxi union, to a year in jail for threateningjust threateningvery serious violence against his daughter. In 2007, the town council in Herouxville, Quebec passed a motion governing the behavior of immigrants, including provisions against stoning women and genital mutilation.
It is not only Canada. For example, Britain has opened a special police unit to deal with honor-related crimes, including honor-related violence and honor killings. They have the power to find and repatriate to Britain any British girl or woman who has been kidnapped to a foreign country such as Pakistan. The police also help hide the intended victims of an honor killing i.e., police protection, new identities fully the equivalent of Americas federal witness protection program. Finally, Scotland Yard has also reopened cases that they now believe were honor killings but were not classified as such a decade ago.
All across Europe, debates about the creation of grand mosques, whether polygamists, their multiple wives, and many children should be allowed to live on the state dole, the genital mutilation of girls, normalized daughter- and wife-battering, forced marriage, and the forced veiling and shrouding of girls and women, continue to dominate headlines. Just this week, France, which has banned all religious insignia, including the Islamic headscarf, the Christian cross, and the Jewish star and kippah for public school attendees, has announced that it will not, at this time, ban the burqa. I have written about this many times and have, many times, suggested that the United States should also begin thinking about these issues before it is too late. Solutions are complex, but we must first wrestle with the problem in order to find possible solutions.
I am quoted in two separate articles that appear in the National Post. However, neither mentions any of my thoughtfully radical solutions. Use your imagination. If multiple family members actively collaborate in the honor murder of one of its members, and some remain bystanders to the crime, what might serve as a possible disincentive? Why not make it clear that western governments will not only jail, try, and sentence the murderer and all his accomplices but will also deport even the innocent (bystander) members of the extended family? For immigrants who care deeply about their extended families, something like this might serve as the only disincentive.
About Bloody Time!
Don’t believe it. Just diversity whores throwing crumbs at angry conservatives.
Canada, under Harper, is taking a sharp, right hand turn -
now allows the buying of personal health insurance,
just rescinded the law requiring registration of rifles,
and just put out the notice of what is required if you want to become a citizen -
they are pulling back from the brink - while we are racing full bore, like lemmings, for the cliff.
Maybe we can escape to Canada...
How embarrassing - Canada formally denounces Muslim barbarity before we do!
Liberal, collectivist, human-rights-court Canada! Sheesh!
Canada has a big advantage. Harper isn’t a muslim.
If Canada is at all serious about this, they should at once get rid of their imbicilic “Human Rights Commissions.”
Not holding my breath...
I’m one of those people who became Canadian on April 17. If Canada becomes more conservative as the US becomes more liberal, I’m heading North.
Right behind ya!
I figure, if I don't get out in time, my 72-hour bug-out bag will get me to Canada, it's borders wrapping around my state and all...
They can always move to the good ple USA where obamination will do everything in his power to protect the “teachings “ of the parasite allah
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus
Good to know we have a place to flee.
Yep, I’m just a couple hundred miles from the border. In MT, 200 miles is a drive across the neighborhood.
My kind of country!
I'm not as far up north - up where I grew up - as I'd like but my little house is snuggled down in forest = backed by miles of forest. I have a 60' barrier of forest between me and the road. Quite private and quiet.
the one store village is 1 1/2 miles 'down the road' - whole town @ 700.
By 8:00 at night, no traffic...
I do love it. It's not that I'm antisocial, just that I like to choose who I socialize with, and when.
It is good news. New immigrants are not going to automatically receive huge chunks of money either. They will be expected to learn English and get a job.!! CO
And French? In Quebec maybe. I just read English!! CO
I pray that millions of my American friends and relatives, REMOVE the evil in their own back yards pretty soon. If that fails, welcome to Canada. CO
At least the Canadians get it.
We're determined - but if the stuff hits the fan -
my dau. and hubby were 'on loan' to the RCAF (he was a pilot instructor for your Orions) and lived in CA for 3 years. I visited as much as I could (The Maritimes).
They and I loved Canada and the people. (My granddaughters still sing "Oh Canada")
They have since switched to the CG and he flies the HC-130's. They are seriously considered moving back to CA and getting dual citizenship. If so, I won't be far behind.
I'm not familiar with New Brunswick - my trips to NS were on The Cat - but I like the idea of NB and the Maritimes as they are somewhat 'removed' from the rest of the country - and high concentrations of 'certain' immigrants?
And weather-wise, in the same longitude as I grew up in.
Actually, this wouldn't be a bad time for like-minded folk to think about an 'intentional community."- a 'place to land"
My husband was born in North Sydney, NS. I was born in B.C. and we have lived here our total married life (B.C. that is.) Nova Scotia is beautiful too except for in the winter. The coastline is gorgeous.
The Maritimes is very very friendly. You would love it. CO