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About "Honor Killings"
Reading a speech will never be as effective as delivering a speech, however, hopefully the passion and the importance of the topic will shine through as you read my script in the following pages. In the last three years, I have become increasingly interested in learning about radical Islam in America. In the summer of 2010, I read a book that exposed the act of Honor Killings in Islamic Countries. As you will later read in my speech, Honor Killings are “acts of violence… committed by male family members against female family members, who are held to have brought dishonor upon the family.” Essentially, wives and daughters are killed to restore this “honor.” Regardless of where it occurs in the world, Honor Killings are a tragedy; when I found out it was happening in America, I was horrified. After I discovered that little was being said about these murders and that they were not being exposed for what they were, I was angered at the injustice. During the course of the next month I began speaking to my family and friends about these Honor Killings in America. Almost every single person I talked to had never heard of them. That is the reason I wrote this speech. The opportunity to raise awareness about the truth behind these murders is extremely important to me.
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