Girl, 17, killed in Iraq for loving a British soldier

A 17-year-old Iraqi girl was murdered by her father in an honour killing after falling in love (no sex) with a British soldier she met while working on an aid programme in Basra, it has been claimed.

This is why I don’t even wanna hear some shit that some westerners are writing about muslims that “they are not all like that” etc etc. Well, here’s the thing: 80% of them are, in the most fanatical countries. Yes, I pulled this number out of my ass, but I can very well imagine how life is for women in most of these countries, while the rest of the westerner who surprisingly try to excuse the muslim culture can’t.

I have a father, who while he is a Christian in a European Community country, has more in common with the muslim way of looking at women and their rights (or lack thereof), than with the rest of the westerners. And the rural place I am coming from, it’s full of such men like my father. Greece is in the crossover between Middle East and Europe, and so older people in rural places are still very old fashioned. Things are turning of course, but I’ve already lost something there.

So, don’t give me that shit about how the muslim world is misunderstood. Between the forcing of women in marriage, genital mutilation, honor killings and daily beatings, I dislike that culture more than anything in the world (and ANY culture that doesn’t respect women’s lives), and I hope these men who engage in these actions die a horrible, slow death. Yeah, go ahead and call this blog post a “hate post”. But I’ve been the victim more than once of such behavior in my life, and not only I can’t condone it, but I have no choice but to fight it any way that I can.

Update: To explain this blog post: I certainly don’t mean disrespect to people who live in these countries but are NOT abusive. But what I write here is NOT just about the death of this girl and other honor killings. So please stop emailing me about “how can you criticize 1 billion people when only 1000 can do these things”. You see, what I am criticizing here is the WHOLE women rights problem, and that doesn’t adhere to just 1000 abusive patriarchs, but to about what, 100, 200, 300 million men? That’s a BIG number to simply ignore. You don’t have to kill your daughter for me to dislike you. A simple beating of your wife is enough to put you on the same bag with people I don’t like (this INCLUDES westerners btw). And especially when the government does not recognize equality between males and females, then the whole establishment is wrong, not just “a few people going bad”. And as I said above, I have no choice but to fight that, because I am a woman, and I’ve been there myself.

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