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By Mohammad Mazher Idriss, Tahir Abbas

Why are honour killings and honour-related violence (HRV) so very important to appreciate? What do such crimes characterize? and the way does HRV slot in with Western perspectives and perceptions of Islam? This distinctively comparative assortment examines the idea that of HRV opposed to ladies as a rule and Muslim ladies specifically. the difficulty of HRV has turn into a delicate topic in lots of South Asian and heart japanese nations and it has acquired the becoming recognition of the media, human rights teams and teachers world wide. although, the difficulty has but to obtain precise educational examine within the uk, fairly by way of either criminal and sociological study. This assortment units out the theoretical and moral parameters of the research of HRV to be able to handle this highbrow vacuum in a socio-legal context. the most important pursuits of this ebook are: to build, and to advance additional, a concept of HRV; to rationalise and characterise different kinds of HRV; to enquire the position of faith, race and sophistication in society inside of this context, specifically, the function of Islam; to scrutinise the position of the civil/criminal law/justice platforms in fighting those crimes; and to notify public policy-makers of the aptitude rules that could be hired in battling HRV.

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In the North, difference is seen as a sign of crime, regressive cultural practices or backward-looking communities seeking to isolate themselves from wider society. In the context of post-Islamism, they are also thought to be a threat to cohesion and, in some senses, the security of the nation. A crisis of Muslim masculinity: hegemonic patriarchy and the public space In the current period, much has been discussed in relation to the idea of a crisis of masculinity. It is a phenomenon that has received considerable attention and in the current analysis it has implications for Muslim men in the diaspora.

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4 The women – Shanaz, Sakina, Kouser, Tazeem and Asiya – lived in the city of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. The participants were all Mirpuri women, between the ages of 45 and 60, and had on average four children each. The women belonged to the Sunni sect of Islam and the Braelvi5 school of thought and were members of what would be constituted as high castes,6 Gujar and Jat. The study was conducted from January 2005 to November 2005 (inclusive) and access to the participants was gained through personal networks.

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