Muslims often claim that honor killing and FGM have nothing to do with Islam, because they are also found in non-Muslim cultures. But this is ridiculous. We could just as easily claim that male circumcision, or the belief in God have nothing to do with Islam, because they are also found among non-Muslim cultures. Muslims will scream that honor killing and FGM cannot be compared to male circumcision because male circumcision is wonderful, but that is beside the point. Whether something is part of Islam, or part of culture is totally unrelated to whether something is wonderful. When something can somewhat defended, Muslims will claim it to be part of Islam. When something is generally hated, it suddenly becomes “culture”. But why would eradicating Somali “culture” NOT be “racist”? Why is it that diverse cultures like the Somali, the Moroccan, the Turkish and the Pakistani ALL have honor killing, and only place “culture” above “Islam” when it comes to honor killing? Why do Somalis only consider “culture” more important than “Islam” when it comes to FGM? Weird, weird. Another reason why Muslims can get away with claiming that honor killing and FGM have nothing to do with Islam, is because honor killing and FGM are not clearly found in the Koran, like chopping off hands for theft. But actually, the Islamic teaching that sex between non-Muslim men and Muslim women is blasphemy, and the teaching that Muslims must take the law in their own hands, is solid proof that honor killing is Islamic.
“Thus if [a] Muslim commits adultery his punishment is 100 lashes, the shaving of his head, and one year of banishment. But if the man is not a Muslim and commits adultery with a Muslim woman his penalty is execution…Similarly if a Muslim deliberately murders another Muslim he falls under the law of retaliation and must by law be put to death by the next of kin. But if a non-Muslim who dies at the hand of a Muslim has by lifelong habit been a non-Muslim, the penalty of death is not valid. Instead the Muslim murderer must pay a fine and be punished with the lash….Since Islam regards non-Muslims as on a lower level of belief and conviction, if a Muslim kills a non-Muslim…then his punishment must not be the retaliatory death, since the faith and conviction he possesses is loftier than that of the man slain…Again, the penalties of a non-Muslim guilty of fornication with a Muslim woman are augmented because, in addition to the crime against morality, social duty and religion, he has committed sacrilege, in that he has disgraced a Muslim and thereby cast scorn upon the Muslims in general, and so must be executed….Islam and its peoples must be above the infidels, and never permit non-Muslims to acquire lordship over them.” — Sultanhussein Tabandeh, A Muslim Commentary on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
There you have it. This is a far better proof of the Islamic nature of honor killing, than the fact that parents and grandparents can kill their children without paying blood-money. After all, lawful killing of offspring would also cover abortion and euthanasia, actions generally abhorred by Muslims.
Interestingly, the same Muslims who place scorn on local cultures, did adopt foot-binding in China. In general, Islam only copies local culture when it is sick and disgusting. In the Netherlands, Muslims are starting to have vicious attack dogs.
Finally, if honor killing and FGM have nothing to do with Islam, it is obvious “Islamophobes” are far worse liars than Anti-Semites; this would mean that “Islamophobia” is worse than Anti-Semitism. “Islamophobia” would kill 1.5 billion innocent people, Anti-Semitism would only kill 20 million innocent people.