Cultural Upgrade

Cultural Upgrade

The other day I was engaged in some conversations about what “typical traditional Arabs” do with their lives and how they treat each other.I heard several stories about some families here in the UAE that have put an end to the lives of some of their children simply because “shame” has been brought into the family in the form of sex or drinking. A very well known UAE family has killed off one of their male children because he has been drinking, and this has brought shame to the family.

There are many similar stories, but most of them involve sex. For example, many families in Jordan, Syria and Palestine are ready to kill their daughters if they had sex. While understandably it is a big issue, my main point is that why are the families selfish enough that they would cheapen the price tag on their daughters to the extent that they would kill them for having sex?

Personally I think that families should accept the responsibility of having such a son or daughter and try to solve the issue internally and publicly. Simply killing the person in question off would not alleviate the shame, in my opinion, simply because the act is already done and the issue can be solved in a marriage cover-up.

I am not saying that I support all the sex and drinking in the universe, but things DO happen, accidentally or otherwise, and if the solution is killing off people, there wouldn’t really be a lot of people left in the world. Plus, it really is not to the family’s credit to kill of people for misbehaving.

So what do you think?

  • hamza

    aaah crimes of honor. Very famous in jordan. Well..I believe that an additional factor depends on the way the children are raised. So I put a partial blame on parents too. I suggest extincting the whole family. Less people in the world. :)

  • hamza

    aaah crimes of honor. Very famous in jordan. Well..I believe that an additional factor depends on the way the children are raised. So I put a partial blame on parents too. I suggest extincting the whole family. Less people in the world. :)

  • wedad

    great post
    I can tell that both sex “before marriage” and drinks are wrong
    they should take punishment But not death penalty, they cant put themselves instead of God even if they are parents… then God forgave us why should not do the same !!!

  • wedad

    great postI can tell that both sex “before marriage” and drinks are wrongthey should take punishment But not death penalty, they cant put themselves instead of God even if they are parents… then God forgave us why should not do the same !!!

  • Steven Novak

    Off with their heads? ;)

    Steve~

  • Steven Novak

    Off with their heads? ;)Steve~

  • Omernos

    I loved your insight on how the families refuse to take part in being responsible for raising children with such ‘manners’. It is very true, and killing them is definitely no reason.

    Killing should only be performed on MURDERES and CHILD MOLESTORS nothing more. I believe there are variant way of solving such dilemmas.

    It’s true, they DO happen
    and denying it is no solution!

    omar

  • Omernos

    I loved your insight on how the families refuse to take part in being responsible for raising children with such ‘manners’. It is very true, and killing them is definitely no reason.Killing should only be performed on MURDERES and CHILD MOLESTORS nothing more. I believe there are variant way of solving such dilemmas.It’s true, they DO happenand denying it is no solution!omar