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By Elliot Friedland .entry-meta October 15, 2015
Females are expected to uphold honour primarily by sexual purity and modesty.
For males in honour based cultures, honour is won in two ways – firstly through productive accomplishments. These could be financial, military, religious or other forms of accomplishments as long as they were public, such as achieving high political office or simply being known as a man of one’s word.
The second way lies in the sexual purity of the females in one’s family, which they are charged with guarding. A woman’s breach of sexual honour marks a failure of the man to properly guard her. It is also an attack on “his” woman and therefore on him, regardless of a woman’s role in bringing about the disgrace.
The family unit holds honour collectively. Therefore a lapse in honour by any one individual member of the family degrades the honour of the group and therefore attacks the self-esteem of all the other members in the unit.
The value of honour in a society and what counts as honorable or not is what provokes honour violence. It is not that people who carry out honour killings are necessarily devoid of feeling and have no love or affection for those they kill (although sometimes that might be the case).
Understanding that is the key to building a counter-narrative that can finally put a stop to honour violence.
Police said Youssif Z. Omar, 53, on Tuesday was at the school attended by a 14-year-old relative of his and noticed she wasn’t wearing her hijab — a traditional Muslim headscarf.
He then allegedly slapped her face and then pulled her into his car by her hair.
And where did the police report stem from?
Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri, the Columbia Daily Tribune reported.
On Wednesday police arrested Omar on suspicion of child abuse, a felony, at his home on the 1700 block of Timber Creek Drive, the Tribune reported.
Omar was released from the Boone County Jail after posting a $4,500 bond.
(H/T: The Gateway Pundit)
This story has been updated.