Independent topical source of current affairs, opinion and issues, featuring stories making news in Canada from immigrants, newcomers, minorities & ethnic communities' point of view and interests.

Honour Killings: Identity Politics and Group Stereotyping

honour killings: Indeed, history tells us that collectivist communist states that disrespect the individual are inferior, morally and economically, to more individualistic Western democracies, according to The Chronicle Herald. On the other hand, multiculturalism may also divide us into warring tribes, each competing with others for spoils. It is potentially problematic, given its emphasis on diversity and identity politics, and can lend itself to group stereotyping with short shrift paid to each individual's merits and demerits, thereby violating a natural human condition individual uniqueness which civilizations ignore at their peril. And not integrating may also mean continuing such barbaric practices as female genital mutilation and honour killings. Better to place more emphasis on things that unite us such as democracy, the rule of law and equality before the law, equal rights for women, plus freedoms of speech, the press and religion. It also deprives individuals of benefits offered by the broader society, leaving poverty, group grievance, and crime in its wake, as exemplified by no-go zones in many European cities. ( As reported in the news.