It’s all about honour, at least in the eyes of the perpetrators, though sadly for the victims it’s simply bullying, violence and often enough murder. Yet astonishingly enough more than two thirds of young British Muslims believe that maiming and killing to preserve family honour is acceptable. Or do they…
The majority of young British Muslims support violence against women who ‘dishonour’ their families, a Panorama investigation will claim today.
The hard-hitting BBC documentary reveals more than two thirds of Asians between the ages of 16 and 34 say communities should live according to ‘honour’ or ‘izzat’.
Research carried out for the show found nearly one in five – 18 per cent – said certain acts thought to shame families were justification for violence.
The possible reasons included disobeying a father, marrying someone unacceptable or wanting to end a marriage.
Honour-related violence can include acid attacks, abduction, mutilations, beatings, and death. But 94 per cent of those questioned said there was ‘never a justification’ for murder.
Well how very nice of the 94% though that still leaves us with a problem in that according to the Mail 2/3rds of the young people interviewed believe that violence and oppression of free will is acceptable in dealing with family members whose lifestyle they don’t approve of. Except that it doesn’t either, it’s only 18% which admittedly is still way too high.
What is obvious is that the policy of multiculturalism which protects certain communities from criticism and allows ghettoisation of their communities is also allowing those communities to inculate their offspring with values at opposition to the mainstream. For instance a Muslim woman is forbidden by religion and “izzat” from marrying (or even befriending) a non Muslim male, though I’d be the first to admit that there are exceptions. However the stronger the community, the more likely it is that cultural values at odds to the mainstream become dominant. That’s why mass uncontrolled immigration coupled with the policies of multiculturalism and non integration have left us with a massive and growing problem on our hands.
Sooner or later, it doesn’t matter how tolerant the host country is, a culture which allows intolerance to deal with its members will come into conflict with the majority. It doesn’t matter that they use the excuse of honour or religion to justify their actions, if the host citizens don’t like what they are doing, then there will be problems and as the alien values are reinforced by ever more immigrants and a higher birth rate than the host nation you can see major problems looming on the horizon.
Ever since Labour opened the floodgates to uncontrolled immigration there has been a rise in ethnic and civic nationalism within England (as the majority of immigrants have settled there) As the indigenous population have seen their ancient rights removed and been told to tolerate the actions of immigrants which go against their beliefs or be labelled racist, bigot, fascist then they have moved away from the mainstream parties who uphold the rights of immigrants over their own.
At the moment the various nationalist groups are splintered and have many factions, some like the EDL and CXF are apolitical, merely having political aims within a certain narrow perspective, other like the BNP have had a mild blossoming only to fall upon corruption and leadership issues. New parties keep arising on the ruins of the old and policies generally are ill thought out and unworkable.
Sooner or later though a nationalist party will tip the threshold and move into the area that the mainstream parties have abandoned.
That’s when the real trouble will start…