The group's founder, M. Zuhdi Jasser, who practices internal medicine, suggested that while groups like CAIR may want to paper over the cultural Islamic roots of honor killing, they do exist. And: "If you identify the pathology wrong -- in an incorrect fashion -- you will never treat the disease."
Hooper told me that "the hate bloggers are trying to insert Islam" into Noor Almaleki's death. But the true haters are those who want to disguise honor killings as pious and selfless, when they are in fact brutish and cowardly.
Or as Low noted when she argued for high bail, "The defendant tries to hide behind his moral convictions, and yet he also fled."