This is an Islamic phenomenon.
The overwhelming reports of such incidents come from Islamic communities, not from Christians or Jews. They are not ”crimes of passion” in the traditional sense, they are committed by family members, and most of all, after family consultation. It’s all about restoring the family ”honor”, as well as street vigilantism which is a definitive characterists of most Islamic societies.
Shot twice, stuffed in a sack and dumped in a canal… but Pakistani girl, 18, SURVIVES botched ‘honour killing’ carried out by her own family for marrying the man she loved
Saba Maqsood (pictured) was attacked by her father, uncle, brother and aunt before she was tossed into the canal, said Ali Akbar, a spokesman for police in Hafizabad, Punjab province. It comes just a week-and-a-half after the broad daylight ‘honour killing’ of another woman in a city centre drew worldwide condemnation. Mr Akbar told Reuters that the most recent case was also ‘an honour-related incident’. ‘The victim, Saba … married her neighbour Muhammad Qaiser for love five days ago against the wishes of her family,’ he said.