Tuesday, April 27, 2004

When I was younger, I remember hearing Pat Buchanan talk about our immigration policy - how we should favor people from Europe and others who come from places closer to mainstream American culture over people from places who aren't and don't. At the time, I remember thinking what a racist bastard he was. Well, he may be a racist bastard (or at least an antisemitic one), but on this he has a point. I bet a lot Europeans wish they had an immigration system based on such a policy nowadays.

Hat tip to Mike for the pointer.

Man killed wife for 'honor,' he tells cops

(April 24, 2004) — A Turkish immigrant who is charged with killing his wife and critically injuring his two daughters in their Scottsville townhouse allegedly claimed he acted as a matter of honor. Ismail Peltek, who was indicted Friday on charges of second-degree murder in the April 15 slaying of his wife, Hatice Peltek, claimed he attacked his wife and daughters after learning that his brother had molested his wife and his 22-year-old daughter, according to court documents.

Peltek, 41, said he attacked his 4-year-old daughter because she had been “sullied” by a gynecological exam.

”I was concerned that my family’s honor was taken,” he allegedly told investigators.

Peltek allegedly made the remarks 14 hours after the attack to Monroe County sheriff’s investigators at Strong Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for self-inflicted stab wounds to his abdomen and hammer wounds to his head.

His 39-year-old wife died after being stabbed repeatedly and bludgeoned on the head with a hammer.

His daughters suffered fractured skulls from hammer blows.

”If you had the opportunity to kill the family again, would you?” he was asked by Rochester police Officer Emre Arican, who was brought in to help investigators because he speaks Turkish.

”My female family, yes. My male family, no,” Peltek allegedly replied...

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I'm not usually too big on the death penalty, but I'll make exceptions.

This is one.

i cant belive that this man would do that to his own family it's rediculouse!! its absoloutly uncalled for; if he is so concerned that the honor of his family was destroyed, leave the family don't commit homoscide! go start a new family, there is absolutly no reason for him to kill his wife or his daughters.
i bet he wasn't even convicted because it all had to do with religion!

Proof yet again that such individuals have a problem with the 21st century and the west.

Your honour was taken Mr. Peltek when you failed to protect your wife and daughters against the relative that attacked and molested them. Sadly, as every coward knows it is always easy to be a 'man' against those that are weak and powerless.

I am trying to compile a list of all honor killings in the USA, their details and most importantly, the sentence the killer got for his crime.
I hope to start an awaremess program, pressuring the Governor of this state (Texas) to start pushing for legislation preventing Family Honor from being legal defense in court. What it really is is premeditated murder!!

After studying Islamic history and economics since 9/11 and learning how Muslims are encouraged to look back at the 600s as the Golden Age of Islam, I am not surprised that there are honor killings in the US, and also all over the Muslim world.

It is a terrible thing and the type of thinking is very similar to that of Islamic terrorists.

My book, "The Muslim Economic Trap," emphasizes economic history of Islam and present lack of prosperity of ordinary Muslims, but it has a chapter on military slavery and present-day terrorism.

Carol Fuller

"Syme: It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words. You wouldn't have seen the [Newspeak] Dictionary 10th edition, would you Smith? It's that thick. [illustrates thickness with fingers] The 11th Edition will be that [narrows fingers] thick. Winston Smith: So, The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect? Syme: The secret is to move from translation, to direct thought, to automatic response. No need for self-discipline. Language coming from here [the larynx], not from here [the brain]" -1984 (film)


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