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Bhutto’s Assassination as Honor Murder

CUNY Emerita Professor Phyllis Chesler describes the slaying of Benazir Bhutto as

a political and cultural version of an honor killing. Bhutto … symbolized an unacceptably Western form of female ambition and achievement … Islamist fanatics decided that Bhutto was unacceptably and publicly too-Western, and they sentenced her to death for this sin.
Pakistan is known for its many bloody honor murders and other atrocities.
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