Blogging Tory Jonathon Narvey has a plan:
When it comes to “honour killings”, there should be no hesitation about tackling the root of the problem: medieval attitudes towards females. This phenomenon is essentially a recent cultural import to Canada by those who want the benefits of living in this country without adopting Western values.
Good thinking, Jonathon -- better nip that kind of thinking in the bud. Otherwise, people here in the civilized world might think it's acceptable to treat women like chattel. And God knows we don't want that kind of misogyny to establish a toehold anywhere we white Christian folks hang out.
Rest easy, ladies -- Jonathon's on the case.
AFTERSNARK: Poor Jonathon, in response to Balby, aims carefully and blows off his own foot:
Honor killings defined as hate crimes would help judges determine more appropriate sentencing in these cases.
"Hate crimes?" How curious. I thought conservatives were adamantly opposed to the idea of classifying anything as a "hate crime." You know -- like when gays are assaulted or beaten to death, how dare anyone suggest that was anything but a regular old run-of-the-mill assault. All of a sudden, though, that whole "hate crime" thing is looking so much better, is that it, Jonathon?
Apparently, context is everything.