Pakistani Man Convicted of Ordering Honor Killing on Daughter’s In-Laws in Pakistan from Brooklyn Cab

Phyllis Chesler

The writer, a Shillman-Ginsburg Fellow at the Middle East Forum and recipient of the 2013 National Jewish Book Award, is the author of fifteen books, including Women and Madness, Woman's Inhumanity to Woman, and The New Anti-Semitism. She has published three studies about honor killing and is at work on a fourth. Her latest book is An American Bride in Kabul, (Palgrave Macmillan). Professor Chesler may be reached at her website

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  1. Venkat says:

    ” She felt it was her right to marry the man she loved. This so-called “right” is considered heretical and often constitutes a capital crime among Hindus in India, among some Sikhs, and among Muslims globally.” I wonder why the author has to bring in Hindus here. There is no scripture which says that a girl can not marry some one of their choice. There are some communities which consider it a dishonour; it is wrong to apply it to Hindus in general.