February 22 2012
These incidents follow a high-profile Arizona murder case involving another Iraqi immigrant convicted of running down his daughter in a Phoenix parking lot in 2009 in a so-called "honor killing."
Julie Gunlock, a senior fellow with the Independent Women's Forum (IWF), wonders where the feminist outrage is.
"They absolutely should be all over this. They should be talking about this," she contends. "I believe they're too busy providing free birth control. Unfortunately, they're missing some really important human rights stories like this one."
She laments that feminists seem to have bought into the idea that opposing anything Muslim is politically incorrect.
"Frankly, the political correctness when it comes to Islam doesn't just stop with feminists; this whole country is afraid to offend the Muslim community," Gunlock offers. "Certainly if we're going to be silent on people beating their daughters and then hiding behind their religion, that’s a travesty."
But as the IWF senior fellow points out, no one has the religious right to beat his or her daughter.