Honour Violence Seen as Problem also in Finland
Young girls in Finland have been found to live in fear of religiously motivated honour violence. Girls as young as 16 are seeking shelter fearing violence and arranged marriages. Suspicious accidents have also been reported. Such problems have been reported in several religious communities.
The Turku Women’s Centre has helped women seeking help from violence stemming from violations of religious codes. Imams and other individual Muslims are working together to fight the violence. Raija Ala-Lipasti, executive director of the Turku Women’s Centre says that in some cases, women have had to flee the city to escape the wrath of fathers and brothers.
She says that in addition to violence, girls and young women are afraid of being compelled into arranged marriages against their will. Arranged marriages are often attempted when a girl has found a boyfriend outside her ethnic or religious community. Using make-up, staying out late, or dressing can also be seen as violations of honour codes.
Problems in Many Religions
Raija Ala-Lipasti emphasises that many Muslims in Turku are working to fight honour violence. She also notes that the problem is not exclusive to Islam; violent reactions to violations of honour codes can take place among Christians and members of other religions as well.
On olemassa sellaisia kristittyjä yhteisöjä, joissa on tosi tiukat lait. Myös buddhalaisuudessa ja konfutselaisuudessa on ihan samoja piirteitä. Se on ihan globaali ilmiö. Nyt se vaan tuli meille hirveän nopeasti, koska yhtäkkiä tulikin paljon ihmisiä, jotka toteuttavat sitä ihan arkipäivässä, sanoo Ala-Lipasti. / There also exists certain Christian groups which have really strict codes. Also in Buddhism and Confuciusism have the same elements. It (the issue of honour violence) has come to us so terribly quickly, because of the sudden increase of people who experience it in everyday life, says Ala-Lipasti
This article shows just how far the “MC” politically correct are willing to go, in seeding their skewed thinking upon an ignorant public. These are fresh signs that the Finnish PC elite are softening up Finnish society for an increase of immigration for a sizable percentage of people -who believe beating girl for wearing a skirt or drinking a beer, is fine and dandy- into Finland. More here. *L* KGS
FROM THE COMMENT SECTION:
Vasarahammer: “violent reactions to violations of honour codes can take place among Christians and members of other religions as well.”
That’s just a mandatory phrase demanded by the Church of Political Correctness. You are not supposed to label an entire group of people. It would be discrimination, you see.
UPDATE: Social psychologist, Phyllis Chesler, zeroes in on the baseless charges of racism applied to those who point out crimes against humanity committed in the name of Islam. Wife beatings and honour murders, as well as beatings and threats of single girls/women, all done in the name of family honour in respect to religious beliefs….are not a phenomenon within western Judeo/Christian culture. Period.