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Australia cancels 'Honour Killings Are Morally Justified' talk

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A planned talk on whether honour killings can be morally justified as part of Sydney's Festival of Dangerous Ideas has been cancelled following public outrage, officials said. 

Pakistani human rights activists protest in Islamabad on May 29, 2014 against the killing of a pregnant woman who was beaten to death with bricks by members of her own family for marrying a man of her own choice in Lahore

Uthman Badar, spokesman for the Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir, had been set to speak on the topic "Honour Killings Are Morally Justified" at the Sydney Opera House in August, but the festival said late Tuesday it would not go ahead.

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