Pakistani clerics declare ‘honor killing’ against Islam | Religion News Service

A group of Pakistani clerics has issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, declaring “honor killing” over perceived damage to a family’s reputation against the teaching of Islam, and anyone who carries out such an attack a heretic.

Hundreds of Pakistanis, the vast majority women and girls, are murdered every year by relatives after being accused of damaging a family’s honor. Most cases involve young women trying to choose partners against a family’s wishes.

Source: Pakistani clerics declare ‘honor killing’ against Islam | Religion News Service

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