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PLEASE SIGN! No More "Honor Killings!"

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Urge the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to continue advocating for an end to the barbaric practice of honor killings.

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Sergio Padilla (65)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 12:12 pm
Dear Care2 friends: I am posting this because Florence Eaise (I´m sure many of you know her) asked me to post this. Thank you all!

Dalia H (1280)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 12:12 pm
Noted and signed with pleasure and many Thanks!!!
Thank You for Signing!♥
Much LOVE and Light

Darren W (218)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 12:22 pm
Thanks for sharing this. . . Noted, signed, tweeted and passed around. Honor Killings are abhorrent and cruel in any age.

Erin R (181)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 12:22 pm
n & s

Lisa N (206)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 12:49 pm
Thank You for Signing! Thanks Sergio.

Nicole W (646)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 1:08 pm
signed and shared, thank you Sergio

deb s (145)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 1:33 pm
N & S shared and placed comment GLADLY!

Melania P (122)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 1:35 pm
Signed and shared!

Michela M (3964)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 1:42 pm


Petra M (259)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 1:48 pm
Thank you for signing!
Thank you Sergio!

Elizabeth O (93)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 2:34 pm

Autumn S (151)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 2:49 pm
Noted earlier, just signed. Thanks Sergio!

Florence Eaise (132)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 2:49 pm
Noted signed shared and tweeted thanks so much Sergio

Larry D Grazier (1362)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 2:51 pm

Nancy M (197)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 2:53 pm
Done...Thanks for posting here and for sending it to me.

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 2:59 pm

michael sullivan (1022)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 3:02 pm
signed and noted -- there is no honor in honor killings -- we need to stop this barbaric practice now -- let's do it!

Ruth M (235)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 3:03 pm
Signed & noted thank you Sergio for passing this on

. (0)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 3:07 pm
gladly signed

Susan G (49)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 3:15 pm
Signed and noted! Thank you Sergio!

Lisa W (143)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 3:28 pm

Thomas P (280)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 3:38 pm
Noted and signed...thanks and thanks Melania for frowarding

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 3:58 pm
NS&S> Thank You for Signing! Thanks Sergio and Melania!

Richard Zane Smith (81)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 4:12 pm
thanks... SIGNED!!!
truly amazing what evil can be perpetuated under the name of "honor" or "righteousness"

JL A (281)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 5:17 pm

Gina Caracci (219)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 5:24 pm
signed with comment:" If you wont do it to a man, they why would you do it to a woman? I thought men were supposed to be protecting women? Im tired of men making the rules in this world. Look where its gotten us!"

penny C (85)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 5:26 pm

pam w (139)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 5:30 pm
I signed. Do I think it will work?


Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 5:39 pm
I wonder if this will dent the armour of those sadistic female hating A-holes...def worth a shot. S+S,thx Melania and Sergio!!

Robert B (60)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 5:46 pm
"Honor Killing" is a horrible oxymoron. The people doing the killings are the most Dishonorable vermin on earth.

Barbara K (60)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 5:51 pm
N & S, . There is no honor in killing. It is a dishonorable crime and truly slimy.

Rahman Qureshi (76)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 6:00 pm
It is pretty clear which is the "culture" in 100% Islamic Saudi Arabia, 97% Pakistan, etc. responsible for pretty much all honor killings. ISLAMIC CULTURE!

. (7)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 6:11 pm
Noted, commented and signed, thanks Sergio.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 6:35 pm
Thank you! (S, N, P, T)

paolo gualandri (6)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 6:39 pm

Dana B (140)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 7:23 pm
Signed, thank you

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 7:27 pm

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Thx Sergio!

Patrice M (84)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 7:54 pm
Signed proudly.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 8:39 pm
Noted, signed with comment below, twittered and google shared. Thanks Sergio and Florence! And Melania for the forward.

This is absolutely horrific and it has to stop! There is no honor in murder and that is exactly what this is.

Laurie H (817)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 8:51 pm
Very Glad to Sign & Share, Thanks so much!!~

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 9:57 pm
Thank You for Signing!

Goal: 15,000 • Progress: 6,528

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 10:29 pm
Signed, though I don't know how petitions can change a whole culture and religion! Only penalties and severe punishment, which does not deter them either!

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 10:55 pm
Signed and noted.

Marie W (67)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 11:00 pm

Caroline S (78)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 11:57 pm
Signed! There is no honor in murder /:-(((

Carol K (45)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 12:57 am
Islam is a backward culture! Elitism practiced by those within the Islamic culture, who think they have a divine ,right, puts a stamp of approval, to all followers, on the most barbaric acts ever witnessed in a modern world!

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 1:21 am
S&n thx:))

Ruth L (242)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 1:30 am
Signed and noted. Thank you Sergio and thanks Melania for the forward

Robert O (12)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 2:04 am
Thank You for Signing!

Thanks Sergio.

greenplanet e (155)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 2:26 am
Very important.

paul m (93)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 3:02 am


Ben O (171)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 4:27 am
Already signed...
Goal: 15,000 • Progress: 6,570. Maybe 22 MILLION Care2 members could do better than that...???

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 5:00 am

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 5:58 am
There used to be a program on Italian TV where a very competant, articulate woman journalist spent her whole show interviewing a person in prison from the prison. She would have the person's file, the transcript(s) of the trial(s), all the pertinent facts before her. I once saw it when the prisoner interviewed was a man who had beaten his adolescent daughter to death for having adopted Western ways &/or having an Italian boyfriend (can't remember if it was one or both).

The man would still not recognize the facts. But this admirable Italian woman calmly & consistently came back at him with all the evidence, piece by piece, that had come out at the trial; what witnesses had testified; what the forensic doctors' findings had been; etc.

It was simply horrendous! Contrary to what the 'father' continued to claim, it had not been a short but brutal beating, with temporary madness due to overwhelming rage, with an accidental fall, the girl's head banging on some piece of furniture or some such pretext. This man beat the girl over and over again for hours! He took a break at one point; when down to the kitchen & had a beer; and then returned to her room to continue the poor girl's ordeal, massacring his daughter, blow by brutal blow.

I was really shaken -- by what this 'father' had done &, also, by his continued denial of the events, how he continued to maintain a different version of events, how he could not take responsibility & own up to his deed.

There have been honor crimes in every country that has a Turkish, Pakistani, Afghan or Moroccan immigrant population. And they commonly take place in all those countries.

Another case: In 2006 a 20-year-old Pakistani girl, Hina Saleem, died after her throat was slit by male relatives in the northern town of Brescia. Hina's father Mohammed Saleem, and two male relatives were sentenced to 30 years in jail for her murder. Her 'crime' was to wear jeans, work in a pizzeria and go to live with her Italian boyfriend.

For people who care about this issue there is the site of a UK movement - - whose full name is "One Law For All Campaign Against Sharia Law in Britain," whose guiding light & passionaria (technically she's their spokesperson) is an Iranian-born activist, commentator & broadcaster named Maryam Namazie. (From Wikipédia: "She is involved with Iran Solidarity, which she founded, and the International Committee against Stoning among other activities. ...She is also Spokesperson of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain which aims to break the taboo that comes with renouncing Islam and to oppose apostasy laws and political Islam.") She has been speaking out against hono(u)r killings for years:

For example, this video clip of Maryam Namazie's 5" Speech on Intern'l Women's Day, honouring the female victims of both honour killings, wheverever they occur, & executions in Iran, by male-dominated societies upholding retrograde religious &/or cultural traditions & diktats concerning the 'proper' behavior for women and enforcing their time-honored right to punish the 'wayward' young girl or the woman who dares affirm her rights.

This is a sad reminder that not so very long ago, the strict & heartless Irish Catholic also punished 'wayward' girls, sending them -for life sentences!- to the infamous Magdalene laundries or asylums, maintained & operated by Catholic nuns. And just as we here today about Muslim societies punishing the rape victim rather than the rapist, so it was with many girls sentenced to work their skin off, prisoners for life, because of having been raped and/or had a child out of wedlock.

This is the 'One Law For All Campaign Against Sharia Law in Britain' home page / This is the 'One Law For All Campaign Against Sharia Law in Britain' petition page; This is the complete text of the petition (pdf) which begins, "Sharia law is discriminatory"
"Sharia Councils and Muslim Arbitration Tribunals are discriminatory, particularly
against women and children, and in violation of universal human rights."


Donna Hamilton (159)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 6:06 am
Noted and signed. Thanks, Sergio.

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 6:38 am
The Catholic Church in Ireland ran 'prisons' for pregnant girls and single mothers, so-called 'fallen' women --- even girls who were just considered 'too interested' in boys. (These places were officially called Magdalene Asylums or Laundries) The last one closed in 1996. It has been estimated that 30,000 women were admitted during the 150-year history of these institutions.

Joni Mitchell wrote & sang a song, "The Magdalene Laundries" about it.

These young women & girls were committed to these places, incarcerated against their will with no hope of ever getting out unless a family member got special permission to have them released. It was like being sentenced to life or a life of walking dead...

The families were ashamed of them & let them stay & rot their lives away there. (not as bloody as an honor killing but pretty awful nonetheless! I mean 'for life'!

I'm sure some of you remember the film that came out a few years ago which told the terrible, heartbreaking story of 4 girls imprisoned at one of these laundry-prisons; subjected to the harsh detention conditions, harsh slave labor conditions, beatings, humiliations...
Peter Mullan wrote & directed the 2002 film, 'Magdalene Sisters', which won The Golden Lion, the top award at the Venice Film Festival.

So we mustn't forget that the Christian world treated women horribly, too, and NOT THAT LONG AGO, either.
Domestic violence still kills woman in Christian societies. In France, a woman dies from domestic violence every three days! I'm reiterating these points because the issue of honor killings must not become a pretext for Islamophobia

Ellen G (325)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 7:12 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 7:43 am
Signed , thanks .

Julie E (405)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 8:10 am
Gladly signed and left a comment. This is so hard to comprehend. This is humans without souls. It can and will stop!

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 10:29 am

Mary F (199)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 11:43 am
Noted, signed and shared on Facebook.

Gysele van Santen (213)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 12:28 pm

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 12:37 pm

Veerle V (44)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 1:21 pm
Signed and shared , thank you Sergio !

Joanne A (47)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 2:12 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks

Birgit W (160)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 2:49 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 3:15 pm
Gladly signed & noted. Many thanks, Sergio.

valda p (13)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 3:20 pm
Signed. honour? there is no- honour in making another person responsible for your -dishonourable deed -the men? of islam have -no honour.

Barbara T (431)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 3:22 pm
This is a part of a WORLDWIDE UPRISING for Women's Rights.
This affects ALL Women.
No Woman is truly free, until ALL Women are free - everywhere.

"Cultural" boundaries are being SHATTERED. "Culture" and "Tradition" can't be used as excuses any more, for depriving any Woman anywhere, of her Inalienable Rights - and a primary part of this, is her Right to her own BODY, and to make her OWN decisions about her Body and her Life.
We stand TOGETHER, and we don't let these ancient evils get a "pass", ANYwhere!

Angeles M (298)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 3:28 pm

Barbara T (431)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 3:29 pm
LucyK, I sent you one Green Star I wish I could send you SEVERAL,

Thank you especially for your SEVERAL LINKS AND REFERENCES... I am going to FORWARD them.

AWAY AWHILE Cal Mendelsohn (1067)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 3:43 pm
Signed and noted--thanks

Kathleen R (138)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 4:47 pm
signed & noted

Jason Green (235)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 5:07 pm

Goal: 15,000 • Progress: 6,689
Thank You for Signing!

Vicky P (476)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 5:58 pm
Noted and signed

Yvonne F (181)
Friday April 12, 2013, 3:02 am
So signed!!!! Thanks Sergio

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Friday April 12, 2013, 4:04 am

Carol H (229)
Friday April 12, 2013, 4:05 am
signed and noted

Anna Undebeck (256)
Friday April 12, 2013, 4:42 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Sergio.

Many Feathers (139)
Friday April 12, 2013, 5:00 am
It;ll take more than signatures to stop this moronic Barbarism of women...

Daniel Partlow (179)
Friday April 12, 2013, 8:45 am

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Friday April 12, 2013, 10:01 am
Noted, signed and tweeted, thank you Sergio.

Jo S (619)
Friday April 12, 2013, 10:55 am
Ditto LucyKaleidoscope.
noted, signed & shared. Thanks Sergio & Florence.

Cynthia Davis (340)
Friday April 12, 2013, 11:01 am

Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday April 12, 2013, 12:26 pm

Antonella C (83)
Friday April 12, 2013, 1:41 pm

Jane H (139)
Friday April 12, 2013, 2:58 pm
ned and signedot

. (0)
Friday April 12, 2013, 3:16 pm
I of course signed, but the solutions are not going to come from the UN.

Don Schwarz (5)
Friday April 12, 2013, 4:07 pm
I stand with Robert B. ["Honor Killing" is a horrible oxymoron. The people doing the killings are the most Dishonorable vermin on earth.]

Rose Becke (141)
Friday April 12, 2013, 4:32 pm
I signed

Kerrie G (116)
Friday April 12, 2013, 5:18 pm
Signed and noted, thanks.

Marie Squire (9)
Friday April 12, 2013, 6:41 pm
TY, Care2

Esther Z (94)
Friday April 12, 2013, 7:55 pm
Noted and signed.

Manel Dias (20)
Friday April 12, 2013, 9:45 pm
Honor killing is now banned in Canada.

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 3:09 am

Marilyn K (50)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 11:19 am
Signed & Noted

lee e (114)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 12:30 pm
There is no honor in cowardly brutality!!
Thanks Sergio, and thanks Ruth for bringing it to my attention!

Barbara T (431)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 1:43 pm
NOT just an issue in Islamic settings!
Altho not QUITE as bad maybe as acid-in-the-face and decapitation -
let us not forget THIS -
That in Ireland, for over 70 years, from 1922 until as late as 1996 -
families "disgraced" by a woman's sexual behavior, an "affair", an illegitimate child, even only being "flirtatious" or "too pretty" or "unmanageable" - or it could be incest, or being too attractive to the local parish priest {and bearing his child} -
such Women were CONSIGNED BY THEIR FAMILIES to the infamous "Magdalene Laundries", where they were STRIPPED OF THEIR IDENTITIES, EVEN THEIR NAMES, called "Female Penitents" as they were supposed to be PENITENT FOR THEIR "SINS" -
These Women were FORCED into these Institutions, to perform HEAVY, BRUTAL UNPAID SLAVE LABOR, with other Tortures added. If they tried to escape, THE POLICE BROUGHT THEM BACK. This was IMPRISONMENT WITHOUT A TRIAL. They could ONLY BE RELEASED, if their FAMILIES ALLOWED IT.

There is a video on YouTube, actually several videos, of Joni Mitchell, and of several wonderful Irish singers, performing SONGS they have written about these infamous FEMALE PRISONS run by Roman Catholic Nuns -
there is also a Documentary that was on the BBC, and also an award-winning fictional film.
At least 900 Women are known to have DIED in those Magdalene Laundries. The Irish government has offered monetary compensation to the few remaining survivors - but nothing can give them the years of their lives back -

In fact, they used to be COMMON in Europe, also! Especially in Italy and Sicily - but that was centuries ago!

is to start on the way to ELIMINATING THEM EVERYWHERE.... in ALL Countries and ALL Cultural Settings.

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 2:30 pm
Signed, thanks Sergio and Ruth!

Lynn S (235)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 8:06 pm
There is no honour in killing, only murder!

No woman is free until ALL women are free!


Veronique L (209)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 1:34 am
Noted & signed thanks Sergio

Julia R (296)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 3:58 am
Signed & Shared! Honor killings have now honor! They are first degree murder and a taking of a human life for no reason!

S S (0)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 7:53 am
Signed, thank you.

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 8:18 am
Signed and noted thanks

David C (133)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 11:03 am
signed, thanks.

DORIS L (61)
Monday April 15, 2013, 11:51 am
Signed and shared.

Charlene Rush (79)
Monday April 15, 2013, 12:55 pm
Telling women who live under this suppression to try and leave their homes, is one thing. It's another thing, to actually, do it, when this is all you know.

. (0)
Monday April 15, 2013, 2:17 pm
done..ty Sergio

Past Member (0)
Monday April 15, 2013, 2:59 pm
Signed, thanks!

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Monday April 15, 2013, 10:10 pm
Noted, signed and shared.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 5:56 pm
There is no honor is killing. Signed. Thank you. Melania! And your brother.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 2:44 am

Nancy C (806)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 8:24 am
Thanx Sergio...
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