Anonymous Muslim: “its not fair to link religion with someones insane behaviour …honor killing is haram in islam one who did such act is not following islam properly ….there are many examples of such brutal acts in other religions also like bali in hinduism and there r many serial killers who killed in the name of Christianity its not rt to highlight such things in the name of islam.”Present day Islam, unlike Christianty and Judaism, does indeed call for the killing of people who fall from grace in the eyes of those who follow the madman prophet from the Saudi desert. These followers kill by calling honor murder by another name, Islamic law, or sharia. And in the event someone does indeed take things into his own hands, then the sentences in Islamic countries are light. Here is what Islam Online says about honor murders, though it spends a lot of time denying it.
Islam Online: Abdullah ibn Mas`ud, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The blood of a Muslim may not be legally spilt other than in one of three [instances]: the married person who commits adultery; a life for a life; and one who forsakes his religion and abandons the community.” (Reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
There is a whole lot of room for interpretation there, and guess who usually comes up with the short end of the stick? Yep, that’s right, the woman. So instead of agreeing that Islam has to be brought into the 21st century, kicking and screaming if need be, the anonymous commenter feigns hurt and offense that his beloved Islam is connected with honor murders unjustifiably. Poor soul, he should know better that all the authoritative schools of Islamic orthodoxy adhere strictly to Islamic texts and interpretations that leads to honor murders, but I bet that he does and propogandizes to the contrary. KGS