One society that still participates in honor killings is Britain. According to a Newsweek article, a father killed his fifteen-year-old daughter. It was said that she had started to date a secret boyfriend, and after the family found out, a family. This is an issue that has not been completely touched upon because it is not and an issue that everyone gets to see. One main point that should be remembered is that it is all based off of tradition and not religion.
Honour killings are directed mostly against women and girls. Ironically, any law, no matter how severe it is, will be able to check these crimes. Cemented over the centuries by the feudal and patriarchal set-up, changing the mindset of the population today is tougher than the toughest thing is the world.
Some writers appear to suggest that there is a link between the rise in the number of these killings and the British state education system. The London School of Islamics claimed last week that the year-old Muslim girl murdered by her father in an "honour killing" was really the victim of British state education. This paper will begin with an explanation of fundamentalism and the meaning and origins of honour killings. It will then describe the historic context of state education, the emergence of voluntary aided schools, and the conflict over Muslim schools.