Is it really viewed as culturally acceptable, or just not our business to rectify (AKA, don't be planet Earth police)? Is it really practical to do more than to deplore it, when you're a citizen of another country?
I'm about to go on a rant. Not trying to hijack the thread but I need to vent.
First off all, most of these cases happen in the Middle East. My territory, not yours. This is culturally normal here (not Israel but ME in general) and the world does nothing but "condone" it. Fine. It would be nice if the world stayed out of our business but what can you do?
My real issue is not with the fact that atrocities happen but rather that the world then turns around and blames Israel for infringing on human rights. We are a country with legitimately more freedoms than the world's self-proclaimed "free nation" (I'm looking at you, USA, and your illegalization of gay marriage). We are surrounded by countries which deny women basic human rights, all in the name of Mohammed the Prophet.
Take the blockade of Gaza that's been up for years now as an example. How many resolutions have been passed by the UN against Israel's inhumane actions simply regarding the blockade? Countless. But does the rest of the world realize that the PA treats their own citizens worse than we do? We provide food, we take out the terrorist organization which hides in their homes and uses their children as human shields... We do that stuff. Not their own government. Many Palestinians don't really care two figs about Israel because they actually want to live in peace. Unfortunately, it's their government that screws it up.
What I'm trying to get at is that if nothing is going to be done about honour killings (which nothing should be done because this stuff will continue), then stop lambasting Israel as being the nation that denies freedoms.
Sorry about that, needed to rant.
I recognize that the fact that honour killings are acceptable in other countries is a much larger issue than the fact that they occur, but are illegal, here. But it's still an issue, even if it is relatively smaller. I just didn't want people to brush over the killings that happen here just because the offenders are punished.
Murder is a crime. Murder is an issue. And yet, there are murders every day in every city of the world. Just because something is deemed unacceptable doesn't mean that it won't continue.
I really don't understand your point. Education of issues is a wonderful thing but it means nothing without an agenda.
Edited by Life Admiral, 20 June 2012 - 12:57 AM.