ABC News: "Banaz Mahmod was just 20 years old and her only crime was getting divorced, then falling in love with a man her family did not accept." For this, she got the death sentence, from her own family. In LONDON!
In an article in Reuters, we discover she was:
brutally raped, stamped on and strangled by members of her family and their friends...Banaz Mahmod, 20, was subjected to the 2-1/2 hour ordeal before she was garroted with a bootlace. Her body was stuffed into a suitcase and taken about 100 miles to Birmingham where it was buried in the back garden of a house.I guess this was all an effort to add more "honor" to the killing.
What's the point of all this? Why would I give you news like this? The main reason is for you to have specific facts to share with your friends when they say things like "we should pull out of Iraq so the terrorists aren't so mad at us" or "we are fighting the war in Iraq only so we can have more oil."
Islamic fundamentalists are determined to defeat the West and establish Islamic law everywhere in the world. They are not joking. They are deadly serious. They don't care how long it takes and they are perfectly willing to kill one of their own for every one of us they kill.
This is not someone's fabricated enemy. This is not the military trying to make sure they have an enemy so they can build their war machine. These are real people in real countries. And they pose a real threat to anyone living in a free democracy. There are groups of them right now in your country planning their next attack and planning for the eventual overthrow of the government.
More people should know about this, and those of us who do know about it should speak up more often. The ignorance of your teammates has consequences. Read and re-read The Cause Of Terrorism and Islamic Terrorism. And share what you know.
Learn about effective and non-upsetting ways to talk about terrorism with people who may not agree with you: War Of Memes. And please, for the sake of freedom of speech and the rights of women, make your voice heard.