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  • Those who think Canada’s Defense Minister will resign are living in the past

    05/03/2017 8:01:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/03/17 | Arthur Weinreb
    If those who are demanding Sajjan’s resignation think he will resign because it is the honourable thing to do, they are sadly living in the past. It’s all about power, not honour Those who think Canada’s Defense Minister will resign are living in the past In the past few days there have been calls for Harjit Sajjan to resign his cabinet post as the Minister of Defense. While it is certainly possible he might resign if he personally cannot take the heat, or if Justin Trudeau believes it is politically expedient to get rid of him, there is no way...
  • John Kerry given France's highest honour (Legion d'Honneur)

    12/11/2016 4:34:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 130 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/11/16 | AFP
    Paris (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry has been given the Legion d'Honneur, France's highest honour, with his French counterpart calling him "the most French of American officials". At a ceremony in Paris on Saturday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault also said the top US diplomat was a "tireless champion of peace". "Francophone, Francophile, you are certainly the most French of American officials" Ayrault said. Kerry's French heritage and fondness for the country saw him attacked on the presidential campaign trail in 2004, when he was the Democratic candidate running against Republican George W Bush. Tensions were running...
  • WW I hero Francis Pegahmagabow given Aboriginal Day honour

    06/22/2016 8:20:05 AM PDT · by Snowyman · 9 replies
    History largely remembers him as Corp. Francis Pegahmagabow — the deadliest sniper and scout of the First World War, credited with 378 kills and 300 captures. And on Tuesday, National Aboriginal Day, a life-sized bronze monument of Pegahmagabow was unveiled in Parry Sound, Ont., almost 100 years after he earned his first medal for courage in battle. The monument: Pegahmagabow standing defiantly with an eagle perched on one arm; his right hand in a fist; a Ross rifle slung over his shoulder; a caribou at his feet to represent his clan.
  • Five women 'killed by tribal elders for dancing and singing with men at wedding party in Pakistan'

    06/06/2012 8:53:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6 June 2012
    As wedding scenes go, it is a rather sedate affair. But four women who joined in the celebrations are thought to have paid with their lives. They are feared to have been the victims of honour killings after dancing with men. In scenes from the wedding, they are pictured in heavy robes and headdresses, sitting on the floor while singing and clapping. Two men were apparently dancing next to them, while out of shot another person captures the moment on a mobile phone video camera. Soon afterwards, the women were said to have been shot or had their throats cut...
  • Raped girl killed over family 'honour'

    08/11/2009 11:05:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies · 3,211+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | August 12, 2009
    A 41-YEAR-OLD Jordanian man was charged with premeditated murder after his raped teenage niece was shot dead on Tuesday to "cleanse" the family's honour... "The man was arrested and charged after he shot the 16-year-old girl eight times in different parts of her body,'' ... "The suspect, who was arrested while carrying his gun, confessed to the crime, saying that he wanted to cleanse his family's honour after his niece was raped last year. She gave birth to a baby boy two months ago and her family kept the child.'' "honour killings'', a court usually commutes or reduces sentences... Between...

    09/12/2008 1:41:56 PM PDT · by happinesswithoutpeace · 13 replies · 308+ views
    MSNBC ^ | September 12, 2008 | Shahid Qazi and Carol Grisanti
    BABAKOT, Pakistan – In a tangle of bushes and trees outside a remote village in southwest Pakistan, six close male relatives of three teenage girls dug a 4-foot wide by 6-foot deep ditch, on a sweltering night in mid-July, and allegedly buried the girls alive. The girls' crime: they dared to defy the will of their fathers and the customs of their tribe and choose their own husbands. The mother of one of the girls and the aunt of another were shot and killed while begging for the girls’ lives, according to local media reports.
  • Rare Revolutionary War battle flags returning to U.S.

    12/22/2007 6:16:14 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 60 replies · 140+ views
    Daily Press Newport News ^ | December 21, 2007 | MARK ST. JOHN ERICKSON
    The regimental flag of the Continental Army 2nd Light Dragoons, also known as Sheldon's Horse, was captured by British cavalry led by Banestre Tarleton in the 1779 Battle of Pound Ridge. (December 21, 2007) WILLIAMSBURG - Four rare American battle flags captured by the British during the Revolutionary War will get their first extended public homecoming Saturday in a new exhibit at The Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. Taken as trophies more than 225 years ago, the unusually well-preserved banners remained in the family of notorious British cavalry leader Banestre Tarleton until being sold at auction to a private owner last...
  • Dozens of soldiers unrecognised for bravery

    10/20/2007 4:29:45 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 12 replies · 162+ views
    Sunday Herald Sun ^ | 21st October 2007 | Ian McPhedran
    TWO Australian helicopter crews braved fearsome Taliban fire to rescue dozens of commandos trapped behind enemy lines in Afghanistan. The Chinook chopper pilots and airmen flew through "a hailstorm" of Taliban bullets and rocket-propelled grenades to get to their comrades, but are yet to be recognised for their courage. Ignoring calls to abort their mission, two army helicopters braved the enemy fire to extract dozens of coalition special forces soldiers from a major battle. Details of the high-risk, "kill-or-capture" mission in early July last year have been kept secret by the Australian Defence Force until now. Information about the operation...
  • Witold Pilecki (amazing life of the Polish hero that too few know about)

    05/15/2006 2:26:03 PM PDT · by lizol · 34 replies · 3,791+ views
    Witold Pilecki Born May 13, 1901, Olonets, Karelia, Russia. Died May 25, 1948, Warsaw, Poland. Witold Pilecki (May 13, 1901 – May 25, 1948); codenames Roman Jezierski, Tomasz Serafinski, Druh, Witold) was a soldier of the Second Polish Republic, founder of the resistance movement Secret Polish Army (Tajna Armia Polska) and member of the Home Army (Armia Krajowa). During World War II he was the only known person to volunteer to be imprisoned at Auschwitz Concentration Camp. While there, he organized inmate resistance, and as early as 1940 informed the Western Allies of Nazi Germany's camp atrocities. He escaped from...
  • Mom, child burnt to death (More Islamic Honor Killings -- How Horrible Can it Get?)

    06/20/2005 5:44:03 PM PDT · by Cornpone · 68 replies · 2,190+ views ^ | 20 June 2005 |
    Multan - A Pakistani poured kerosene over his sleeping wife and daughter and burned them to death in the country's latest example of "honour killings", said police on Monday. Police said the 45-year-old man, named as Jalil Ahmed, snapped after his brother caught his daughter having sex with a neighbour in the remote town of Samasatta, about 105km south of the central city of Multan. Police officer Arif Nawaz said that he rushed back from his workplace in Karachi and with the help of his brother tied the 20-year-old girl, named as Shomaila, and her mother to wooden beds as...
  • 2nd 'honour' killing in a week (Religion of Peace Fad Sweeps Jordan)

    06/03/2005 2:48:38 PM PDT · by Cornpone · 12 replies · 720+ views ^ | 3 May 2005 |
    Amman - Jordanian police are questioning a man who claimed he stabbed his sister to death in a so-called "honour crime", the second such killing in a week, the Jordan Times reported on Friday. The body of the victim, a divorced woman of 25, was found on Wednesday with multiple stab wounds in a deserted area west of the capital Amman. Her hands were bound and she had a gag round her mouth, the newspaper said, quoting official sources. Her brother turned himself in to the police on Thursday "claiming that he killed his sister because she was involved in...
  • Cops probe 'honour killing' (Mother, Father, Brothers Implicated -- Oh For Islamic Honour)

    05/31/2005 4:52:05 AM PDT · by Cornpone · 12 replies · 976+ views ^ | 31 May 2005 |
    Amman - The Jordanian authorities are questioning the relatives of a woman murdered by one of her siblings in a so-called "honour crime", the Jordan Times reported on Tuesday. The victim, a divorced mother of four, was stabbed to death on Friday and one of her brothers turned himself in to the police claiming he killed her "to cleanse his family's honour," the newspaper said. The suspect said he murdered the woman "after seeing a videotape that was left on his doorstep, allegedly showing his sister with a strange man," an official told the newspaper. The woman's father, mother and...
  • The Death of Honour

    08/09/2004 1:04:35 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 13 replies · 620+ views ^ | August 9, 2004 | Ivan Groznii
    2004, among other things, is the 30th anniversary of the resignation of President Nixon. This event has been marked in both America and abroad; BBC News referred to it on its website as an “ignominious departure” which changed American perceptions of government, and may have temporarily weakened the Presidency in relation to Congress and the press. To discuss Nixon’s departure in the context of the power of executive versus legislative branches is useful, but it misses a more subtle point. The fact that he resigned for the good of the country, rather than putting the nation through any more trauma,...
  • Palestinian girl's murder highlights growing number of 'honor killings'

    11/20/2003 9:09:06 AM PST · by Ryan Bailey · 22 replies · 229+ views
    The Glassboro Whit ^ | 20 November, A.D. 2003 | Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson
    Palestinian girl's murder highlights growing number of 'honor killings' By Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson,Knight Ridder ABU QASH, West Bank - Rofayda Qaoud - raped by her brothers and impregnated - refused to commit suicide, her mother recalls, even after she bought the unwed teenager a razor with which to slit her wrists. So Amira Abu Hanhan Qaoud says she did what she believes any good Palestinian parent would: restored her family's "honor" through murder. Armed with a plastic bag, razor and wooden stick, Qaoud entered her sleeping daughter's room last Jan. 27. "Tonight you die, Rofayda," she told the girl, before...
  • Response to "Sword of Honour" in London Spectator

    08/01/2003 2:07:14 PM PDT · by Grimr · 22 replies · 1,066+ views
    The London Spectator ^ | 30 July 2003 | Brad Patty
    Mr. Robinson, a former British military intelligence officer, is apparently bothered by the possibility that American policy is in some way a function of Southern notions of honour. In his assertions, though, Mr. Robinson is mistaken as to American history, Greek literature, what precisely honour is and how it functioned both historically and presently. I will reply to him in the fashion the ancients preferred, “point by point.” It is true that the Old South saw blacks as essentially outside of the realm of honour, which was part and parcel of the desire in the Old South to see blacks...
  • British Soldiers to honour fallen comrades

    04/26/2003 9:25:02 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 263+ views
    icNewcastle ^ | April 26 2003
    The 31 British soldiers killed in Iraq are to be honoured by their comrades at a special service in the Gulf. Hundreds of troops are expected to attend the memorial service at a British military base near Basra on Sunday. It will be the first time soldiers still serving in Iraq will have gathered to pay tribute to those killed in the war. The service was the idea of Staff Sergeant John Landy, who was moved when he read about the wife of a Royal Marine who gave birth to their second child 12 days after her husband was killed...
  • Police To Target Wave Of Murders In The Name Of Family Honour (UK)

    03/09/2003 5:06:19 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 265+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-10-2003 | Sandra Laville
    Police to target wave of murders in the name of family honour By Sandra Laville (Filed: 10/03/2003) Police are to examine the scale of "honour crimes" in the Asian community amid growing evidence that women are being subjected to violence and sometimes murdered for refusing to obey the traditions of their culture. Those working with young women across British Asian communities have charted a number of cases in which they have been subjected to violence by family members for choosing to follow an independent path. Their perceived crimes can include wanting to go to university, refusing an arranged marriage or...