Saturday, November 5, 2011

Egyptian government covered up Christian honor killings?

Long article from Stop Honor Killings, and a particular paragraph caught my attention.

Azza Suleiman's work provides much bleaker material. Incest is a major problem which no one will discuss, she says. Recently, an Egyptian man admitted killing his daughter because she was pregnant. But he was the father of his daughter's unborn child. It was a case of incest. But he killed her to protect the family's "honour". Four other women have recently been murdered by their families because they were raped. The Christian Coptic community – perhaps 10 per cent of the Egyptian population – has closed itself off from any "honour" killing investigations even though Christian girls have been murdered because they wanted to marry Muslim men. "Christians cannot talk about this outside the church," Azza Suleiman complains. "We have tried to open up shelters, but the government will not allow it. They say: 'Please, no talk of incest.' And 'honour' crimes are often also related to inheritance."

Now I'm just wondering, Arab Christians have the same names as Muslims (most of them do), so all the times we here about honor killings how do we no its not a Christian committing the crime? After all honor killing does exist in the Bible (Mathew 15:4 and Mark 7:10).

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