Honor killings have an extensive past in Iraq, after being integrated into the culture, honor killings are viewed as an acceptable norm of the culture. Under Taliban groups, a honor killing is seen as the only way to restore honor to a family name after women, who are the property of the men in the family, engage in pre-marital sex or infidelity. This idea comes from the cultural belief that “blood cleanses honor” (Husseini). Rape is also considered to fal...
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...a tight grasp on the culture in Iraq and it would be hard for people to let it go. After all “blood cleanses honor” (Husseini) and families value honor.
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