Friday 23 January 2015

Honor Killings

This week when I heard about the Cosmopolitan UK magazines honor killings cover, I was impressed and then severely disappointed all in the time it took me to read the article describing it. For those of you that have not seen the cover here it is.

The message behind this cover is to bring awareness to honor killings with particular reference to the suffocation of Shafilea Ahmed by her parents. Luckily the scum bag parents that murdered her for turning down a Pakistani suitor each got 25 years in prison. Those 25 years are not going to bring back Shafilea but it sends a message to the Islmatards that think honor killings is an acceptable way to deal with a person that has an opinion. Those wild and heinous opinions such as, "no I don't want to marry someone you think is a good match, I would rather choose my own husband."

So this cover had a good message, but..... It is just a concept cover and the actual cover features the normal glam and glitz that is Cosmopolitan. Its a pity that they went to such a great effort to create something that would have had even more impact if it had actually been printed that way. I say more impact, as it has had a lot of impact due to its media and social media presence around the world.

Honor killings are a real problem in the world and something that needs to be stamped down on in a big way. The UK sent these parents to 25 years in prison, but in Pakistan it may be a slap on the wrist or nothing. Perhaps more governments should take a stand and put sanctions up against countries that allow such barbaric things to happen without taking definitive action against it. The world stood against South Africa during Apartheid by placing sanctions on them, the world can stand against Islamic Extremism in countries that tolerate it.