These honor killings--done in the name of religion--make about as much sense as the belief that a warrior for Allah is going to be rewarded in heaven with 72 virgins "ever ready". In the Name of honor By Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review July 1, 2006 Samaira Nazir was brutally and needlessly murdered. The 25-year-old in Southall, England, was killed in April of last year by her 30-year-old businessman brother -- all in the name of "honor." He stabbed her, cutting her throat in front of his young children, ages 2 and 4. Samaira had turned down family arrangements for marriage and ultimately fell for another man, an Afghan her family said was from the wrong -- lower -- caste. As a prosecutor put it, "It would appear she lost her life for loving the wrong man." for full article: http://www.townhall.com/columnists/KathrynJeanLopez/2006/07/01/in_the_name_of-honor Scroll down until you come to her column.