In societies not in a…

In societies not in a state of war, most violent acts are crimes of opportunity or passion. This is one reason why calling certain crimes committed in Muslim lands as “honor crimes” or “honor killings” is so inappropriate – there is “honor”, “passion”, and “shame” involved in many horrendous crimes committed all over the world, there is no logical reason to specify Muslim societies as the ones in which “honor” is singled out.