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Honour Killings by F. Jiwa, Georgia Straight

Thursday, August 6, 2009
As published in the Georgia Straight News The debate rages: how do we classify the alleged murders of four female family members by Mohammad Shafia, his wife Tooba Mohammad Yahya, and their son Hamed? Are these deaths near Kingston, Ontario, a tragic case of domestic violence, or can we attribute it to the cultural practice of honour killing? The jargon surrounding the Rideau Canal incident obscures the fact that neither of these terms are accurate. This is violence against women. ...