Irum Saeed, survivor of an acid attack
Guest poster Flippinheck has an interesting story that goes to show how the main stream media in many countries (this time in Belgium), makes a concerted effort to filter out any reference to Islamic honor attacks when they occur. They choose to report it as just another act of violence, though the attacks have the backing and approval from many of the family members and relatives of the victim. It’s PC in the raw, which only helps to prolong the use of practice here in the West. KGS
I have a similar story which happened a while back in the municipality of Ghent. (Belgium)
In November 2004, a Turkish man, Osman Calli, killed his wife Hacer and his own sister Teslime, in the city of Ghent. Then he went 20 miles southeast to the town of Aalst, where he killed his former girlfriend, Wendy Blendeman (a Flemish woman and mother of his 8-year old son) He also tried to kill the new boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend, Henri De Cooman, who received a bullet in the chest. (but he survived)
Last but not least, he committed a carjacking and forced the female driver to drive back to Ghent, where he shot a Turkish man, Erbey Biçer, whom he suspected to have had an affair with his wife. As a consequence, the man got paralysed for the rest of his life and served as a prosecution witness in Osman Calli’s court case in December 2008. (the man actually had no ties whatsoever with Calli’s family, as was established during the trial) Osman Calli, who remained defiant and absolutely unrepentant to the very end, got a life prison sentence.
But here’s the really important bit: the Belgian media is actually very apt at sweeping such stories under the carpet. Which explains why the foreign media never report of such things when they start happening here. Only if you are Belgian and read the MSM regularly would you know about it. Second of all, the Belgian media has always reported on the matter as a ‘frenzied attack’ rather than ‘an honor killing’. They full well know it has all the hallmarks of an honor killing, but they think the truth is ‘just about too big to handle’ for the general public.
Chances are, you may well here more of this type of things coming from Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands or any other European or Western country I know of than from Belgium !