Ali Mehraspand: ‘At least 93% of the victims of honour killings in Iran are men’

Whenever there’s mainstream media coverage of honour killings in Muslim countries, the victims portrayed are invariably women. Ali Mehraspand is an Iranian engineer. AVfM has just published his remarkable article about honour killings in Iran. It includes a fascinating account of how Iranian feminists are manipulating statistics to drive their lying narratives.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • This is very interesting : The first point is the difficulty in making direct parallels across such different societies. With aid agencies from the west compounding problems. The second that occurred to me is the way in which such issues get coopted into domestic policy. The first Uk charity
    Was set up by a lady whose sister was killed. Right from the start iit offered services to male and female,indeed had a specific male worker in the tiny team,. However it has found itself rather overtaken by the DV industry who only see female victims. Though not as extreme the similarities with the refuge movement in the 70s are striking.

  • Well being an engineer Ali does have lot of maths work. But before he goes into honour killings it is striking the similarities with both the British figures and the feminist distortion. So murder is actually rare in Iran just slightly more common than the UK. The vast majority of victims are male in common with the UK. But in the much smaller subset of intimate partner murders about 60% are female( which means of course 40% male again much the same as the Uk. One only read Ally Fogg of impeccable Guardianness to find the similar UK breakdown. Ali then goes on to demonstrate the Iranian version of the “2 women a week” that has been repeated here for at least 30 years. Which is repeated because it sounds more than the yearly figure and completely ignores the fact that men are also murdered by intimates and overall of course men heavily outnumber women as murder victims . Then of course he examines the murder of men for dishonour(and in a similar way to the UK in the past) much of this dishonour is to do with the high regard Iranian society had for women. Chivalry in our terms. I was surprised to read 80 to 90 % of divorces are initiated by women Though it chimes with other aspects of Muslim practice which gives most responsibility to males for family with women only responsible for themselves.