It is not at all surprising that the State Department would not mention Islam in connection with honor killings.
Condemning ‘Honor Killings,’ State Dept. Cites ‘Tradition’ But Not Religion as a Factor
The State Department on Thursday condemned the stoning of death of a Pakistani woman and other violence against women “in the name of tradition and honor,” but made no reference to religion as a factor. [source]
I just wish the US state department would educate its lunatic right wing Christians and Zionists who spread the deception that Islam is behind honor killings. Here is one of the American Zionist bigots, Robert Spencer, who got caught and rebuked for spreading the lie of Islam is behind honor killings: