Cosmopolitan UK Mock-Up Cover Depicts Suffocating Victim of Honor Killing


Originally posted in Breitbart

Cosmopolitan magazine in the UK has released a mock-up cover of their February issue online, designed by artist Leo Burnett as part of a campaign to raise awareness about honor killings. The cover is that of a 17-year-old British-Pakistani girl, Shafilea Ahmed, who was suffocated to death by her parents in 2003 for the crime of refusing an arranged marriage.

Cosmo has joined Karma Nirvana and the Henry Jackson Society in organizing an “inaugural Day of Memory for Britain’s Lost Women, which will take place July 14—the day of Shafilea Ahmed’s birthday.”

Will mainstreaming a critique of honor killing reach those most likely to perpetrate so dishonorable a crime? Are this cover and the planned campaign proof that some Europeans are ready to relinquish the failed doctrine of multi-cultural relativism, appeasement, and the “soft” double standard of racism? Is the British legal system finally ready to do whatever it takes to abolish barbaric cultural practices?

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