The BBC recently aired a Panorama documentary about “honour crimes” in Britain. The link is only usable for viewers in the UK, so I haven’t actually seen the program. However, excerpts were made available to Vlad Tepes, and he has made a brief video from them.
I’m told the producers of the documentary went to a lot of trouble to disguise the overwhelmingly Islamic nature of honor violence, using customary euphemisms such as “Asians”, “cultural practices”, etc. Despite their best efforts, however, the M-word did creep into the sound track in a few places, and a couple of those can be heard in the clip below.
Nevertheless, it’s amazing that the BBC was willing to discuss the problem even to this extent:
Below are excerpts from the accompanying BBC article:
‘Honour Code’ Supported by Young Asians, Poll Says
Two-thirds of young British Asians agree that families should live according to the concept of “honour”, a poll for BBC Panorama suggests.
Of 500 young Asians questioned, 18% also felt that certain behaviour by women that could affect her family’s honour justified physical punishment.
These included disobeying their father, and wanting to leave an existing or prearranged marriage.
The results come as women’s groups call for action to stop “honour” crimes.
The poll, conducted for the BBC by ComRes, interviewed young Asians living in Britain between the ages of 16 and 34.
Asked if they agreed that families should live according to “honour”, 69% agreed, a figure that rose to 75% among young men, compared with 63% of young women.