Category Archive: honour killing

Apr 08 2012

For sweet Du’a

Deeyah just reminded me that yesterday was the anniversary of Du’a Khalil’s stoning in Iraqi Kurdistan. Here’s my speech marking her murder at a conference some time ago: And here’s sweet 17 year old Du’a last moments – brutally murdered in the name of honour by a mob whilst police stand by merely for loving …

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Dec 05 2011

There’s no honour in ‘honour killings’

It’s been reported that honour-related crimes are ‘rapidly rising’ in the UK. Clearly, there will be a rise of violence against women with the rise of political religion and Sharia law. When Islamic law itself deems that women and girls are the source of chaos and fitna and calls for the punishment of those who …

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May 20 2011

Muslim music artist and activist speaks out against honour killings

Norwegian born music producer and activist Deeyah, in association with friends, volunteers and supporters, starts an online place of remembrance for victims of honour killings. Deeyah is a critically acclaimed singer, composer, music producer from Norway and a prize winning human rights activist.  Born to immigrant parents of Pashtun and Punjabi descent, Deeyah encountered harassment throughout her …

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