Egyptian man’s double-murder erroneously labeled

“Honor crime” label removed from FBI poster


The FBI has removed the term “honor killing” from the wanted poster of an Egyptian man wanted for the murder of his two daughters in a move meant to appease American Muslims offended by the implicit link of such a crime with Islam.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was involved in negotiations with the FBI to remove the term that it said was offensive to the United States’ 7 million-strong Muslim community. Many Muslims had said the term ‘honor killing’ assigned a religious motive to a crime and instigated hate crimes against Muslims.

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