What is an honor killing?
It is a crime in response to a behavior perceived as having brought dishonor to a family. Most victims are women.These crimes are typically carried out by members of the family of the victim or by the community.An honor killing, unlike a crime of passion, is premeditated.
An honor killing is not the same as a crime of passion(also called crime passionnel)
The crime of passion is a murder whose motive is passion/jealousy.The victim is usually the loved one or lover of the killer.
The statistics on Crimes of Honor/Honor Killings
1.About 5,000 women are killed each year worldwide in honor killings,according to the UN.
2.Also 91% of the crimes are perpetrated by Muslims,according to the UN.
3.In Europe it is 96%.
It is obvious that this is a very specific problem of the Muslim community.
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