Your point was that you're tired of people from other countries shitting blame and calling your country inhumane when there are other countries doing the same or even worse things, and you would like for everyone to fuck off and leave you alone because it's rooted in your culture which you feel outsiders are incapable of understanding, right? Yeah, I got it. I was still on the topic of honor killings in general. Sorry I wasn't on the same page as you.
I didn't know anyone could miss the point that badly.
In the past three days (18/06/2012 -> 20/06/2012), over 50 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza, an area that is "victimized" in the media. Gaza is one of those areas that infringes on human rights in the name of religion. But Israel is the country that is condemned for wanting to keep its civilians safe.
The point that I was trying to make was that the rest of the world does not understand the Middle East and WILL not understand the Middle East and should stop attempting to. But all you saw was "human rights" and "gay marriage" and went off on a tangent. Next time, read the argument properly before replying.
EDIT: The bold is to everyone else. I am in complete agreement with Baldrick and I think my opinion holds weight because I actually live in the Middle East and you do not. Just let it be. This shit will continue, no matter how much you disapprove of it.
"OH MY GOD, THEY'RE KILLING THE VICTIM! WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING!"
Well smart guy, let me hear your plan. Let me hear what YOU individually are going to do. Bear in mind that you're attempting to fight against a religious view and will lose about 99% of the time.
I can see how the last part of my post could have been taken as an attack toward you, which wasn't the intent. That statement applies to everyone, including my own country.
The stuff happening with Gaza? Yeah, it sucks. It sucks that the media is condemning Israel. It sucks that your country is a punching bag for blame. I'm just saying that if there are shitty things happening in your country, and the people living there don't like it, why don't they do anything about it? I ask because I don't know what you can do, and I don't know what I can do. I don't even know if the people WANT to change it, I was just trying to make a statement about a "what if" scenario.
Do I think what's happening is wrong? Yes. Do I think it should be changed? Yes. Do I know how to change it? No, and there's nothing I can do. I don't have a plan. I'm not proposing a plan. If the people living there really think they're "atrocities" like you said, then they're the ones who have to do something about it.
I feel all forms of murder or wrong. I don't care where or why it's done. It's not in my power to change things, but that doesn't mean I can't have an opinion on it.
Did I miss anything?