Keep Referring To Them As ‘Honour Killings’ Because ‘Murder’ Obscures The Motive

We live in an era of petitions.  This is perhaps because old-school democracy is now so strictly controlled (i.e. over) that petitions give us a chance to feel as if we still have a voice.  I have been sent a new petition and I understand entirely why people would expect me to support it – I do not.  I respectfully disagree, quite profoundly. This particular petition calls upon the BBC to stop “using the euphemistic ‘honour killings’ to describe murder”. To my mind, it’s about the only thing the BBC does right, particularly regarding anything related to the Religion of Peace. I would think that there are rather greater problems with the BBC than its accurate use of the term “honour killing”.  That it consistently refers to pro-democracy activists as “far-right” is one I’d prefer to see challenged. The petition states the following; To use the term ‘honour killing’ when describing the murder of a family member – overwhelmingly females – due to the perpretrators’ believe [sic] that they have brought ‘shame’ on a family normalises murder for cultural reasons and sets it apart from other killings when there should be no distinction. Murder is murder, whether it be for cultural excuses