Imam: We’ll kill our women if they dishonor us reports: “While some Islamic scholars have insisted that ‘honor killing’ is cultural rather than inherently Islamic, a prominent Palestinian Muslim cleric made it clear in a sermon at the iconic Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem that Muslim men are prepared to kill to defend their family’s name.

Sheik Issam Amira explained that Muslims are ‘undergoing a major crisis regarding the honor of their womenfolk’ amid the many temptations posed by modernity.

Social media, television and women leaving the house without male chaperones are just some examples of the ‘obliteration’ of women’s honor in Palestine, he said.

In response, Amira encouraged men to say to their female relatives: ‘We are ready to die defending your honor, but at the same time, we are ready to kill you if you take your honor lightly.’…”

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