Unimaginable inhumanity and misogyny. What’s worse is listening Gloria Steinem arguing with Bill Maher, defending Muhammad and the sharia.

Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. A manual of Islamic law certified as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy by Al-Azhar University, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, says that “retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2). In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law. In this case, of course, the victim was the murderer’s sister, a victim to the culture of violence and intimidation that such laws help create.

Arab man ‘bludgeoned sister to death with hammer’
In honor killing, Hussein Rahal, 22, allegedly then set fire to the body of Ranin, 19

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The brother of an Arab woman who was beaten to death with a hammer and set on fire in northern Israel was arrested last month on suspicion of murdering his sister in an honor killing.

Details of the case were under gag order until Thursday evening.

Hussein Yussuf Rahal, 22, of Bayt Zarzir was arrested on suspicion of murdering his 19-year-old sister Ranin. According to details of the investigation released by police, on the night of January 12, Rahal allegedly kidnapped Ranin from a village outside the Galilean city of Nazareth, drove her to a forest nearby and bludgeoned her to death with a hammer before setting her body on fire.

Her remains were found in a forest near Kibbutz Hanaton, a few miles away, the next day. Rahal was arrested five days later, on January 17, and hasn’t cooperated with investigators since.

Police officials told Channel 10 that the motive for the murder was believed to be family honor.

“The investigation found that the victim’s modern lifestyle didn’t sit well with the family,” a police official said. “The brother didn’t love that she wore modern clothes and left the house to live alone.”

The police added that he had tried to kill her in the past. Last August he attempted to run Ranin over, injured her, and was brought to trial, Channel 10 said.

Maariv reported, by contrast, that while charges were filed against him, he wasn’t located by the authorities.

Rahal is to be charged with murder and kidnapping with intent to murder at the Nazareth District Court on Sunday.

Courtesy of Pamela Geller.