|September 15, 2005|
German Turk admits to shooting his sister in honor killing
BERLIN -- A young Turkish immigrant accused along with his brothers of killing his sister on a Berlin street confessed on Wednesday to the crime that has sparked a debate about Islamic honor killings in Germany.
"I killed my sister. Nobody else in the family helped me," 19-year-old Ayhan Surucu told a packed court in Berlin through his lawyer....
Hatun Surucu infuriated him by saying that she had the right to live as she pleased and to sleep with whom she wanted, he said....
Their sister was forced to marry her cousin in Turkey when she was 15 years old. She left him and returned, pregnant, to Berlin and gave birth to a boy at the age of 17.
She lived as a single mother, kept away from her family and swapped her headscarf for makeup....
According to Papatya, a Berlin-based organization that seeks to help young Turkish women, there were 45 known honor killings in Germany from 1996 to 2004, of which 13 took place in Berlin.
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Murdered Over Lifestyle, Courtesy of the Religion Of Peace
We, in the West, believe women should have the freedom to choose, have the freedom to determine their own destiny insamuch as possible. Not so in the Muslim world. A woman's fate is determined by her male relatives. If they are lucky, wise and benevolent, she has a fairly good life. If they are malevolent and stupid, she does not have it so good. In either case if she asserts herself, attempts to steer her own ship, she is liable to be killed. REUTERS has this story of honor killing in Germany.
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