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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Religion Of Pieces Strikes Again

Afghan Girl's 'Honor Killing' Sparks Debate In Germany
The brutal "honor killing" of a 16-year-old Afghan immigrant by her brother has sparked a renewed debate in Germany over whether Islamic families can adapt to the social ways of the Western world. [...]

Morsal Obeidi had long struggled with a tug-of-war between her desire to live like her friends in Germany, and her family’s desire to preserve their Afghan lifestyle, the site reported.

Obeidi's arguments with her brother and father, over things like her appearance, smoking and drinking, often turned physical. She reportedly sought the protection of a child and youth welfare agency to escape the violence on more than one occasion.

Ahmed reportedly told police that he killed his sister because she had become too comfortable with Western life with her uncovered hair, makeup and short skirts. [QC: emphasis mine]
From Spiegel
At age 16, all Morsal Obeidi wanted was to live the way other girls in Germany do. She paid dearly: Obeidi's brother stabbed her 20 times. Her murder has sparked a renewed debate in Germany about the failure of many immigrant families to integrate into Western society.
Kudos to Spiegel for calling Morsal's brother exactly what he is, a killer. So, can Muslims adapt to Western culture? I think the answer in far too many cases would have to be "nein."

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