Thursday, February 23, 2017

"Honor Killings" and the Muslim Ban


Leti Volpp on The Hill offers arguments that the January 27, 2017 Executive Order was anti-Muslim based on its two references to "honor killings."  She explains:

"Why is this significant? Honor killings, defined by anthropologist Lila Abu-Lughod as `the killing of a woman by her relatives for violation of a sexual code in the name of restoring family honor,' are mistakenly thought to be a uniquely Muslim practice and specific to Muslim communities."


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