Monday, July 24, 2006


Tom Paine at The Last Ditch makes an interesting point about the high recorded rate of suicide among Asian women.
More than 20 years ago, a police sergeant in Nottingham told me that officers routinely accepted Pakistani families' "ludicrous" claims that their daughter had committed suicide, when they believed that she had been murdered in an "honour killing". They did so rather than face criticism from their superiors or adverse press coverage for "racism".

My guess is that all the "additional" suicides are murders.

I think he's probably right.