To mention(not that this is being done)...but to present a balance of sorts.
Issues such as these present in various forms and in multiple presentation.
Presented is a link form Wikepedia upon a woman from Ruwanda who was essentially convicted just a couple of days ago of causeing the rape and death of thousands ofhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pauline_Nyiramasuhuko
woman by her direct actions to incite such.
Such things present excepting normally considered perameters. This was a woman(normally it is a man who incites such things), this was not related to Islam or any other religion, and the conviction was allowed by the international judiciary body which attests to its verifiability.
So it is not just honor killings, causeing such things.
HUmanity....I'd say historically, yes this is the story of humanity. All want happiness but don't have a clue as to how to get it.
The result is like as not....death and destruction.
I consider it the norm not the exception as result of self conception is this result.
Hopeless I would say definitively not. This is but one realm but in one place within this realm(earth), and but at this particular moment when in this realm in this particular place within this realm....much much greater I approximate is the content and form of other. That which is not misunderstood.
Faulted things with time cannot stand. They fall by the weight of their own defect. All will attain understanding and compassionate result I contend. The only question is when, not will one.
Particular to Libya amnesty international is now studying the issue in Libya as it appears more and more that many of the various atrocities stated were propogandistic in nature and incited to assure international response to the issue of Ghaddfi. The book is still out on that, suffice it to say it is being studied as it appears now such occured.
"This order considers that progress can be achieved more rapidly during a single month of self-transformation through terrifying conditions in rough terrain and in "the abode of harmful forces" than through meditating for a period of three years in towns and monasteries"....Takpo Tashi Namgyal.