No this not a repost of a similar honor killing in Jordan in January.
More preservation of Islamic ethics and women’s chastity.
Jordan’s criminal prosecutor charged three men with premeditated murder Sunday for allegedly killing a female relative and her boyfriend to restore their family’s honor, said a judicial official.
The brother of the 19-year-old woman allegedly shot her and her 30-year-old Arab boyfriend with the help of his two cousins, according to the prosecutor’s charge sheet, which was made available to The Associated Press by a court official on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media. (AP)
And for those who claim the Quran does not condone honor killings:
One may argue that Quran does not say clearly about honor killing! Fact is there are plenty of things Muslims practice that are also not mentioned in the Quran. Stoning death also not available in the Quran. Yet Iranian Islamic government does practice stoning death by the decree of Islamic court. Afghan Taliban government did routinely practice stoning and flogging of adulterers.
Most importantly, Quran did not create any scriptural instruction to ban the so called Arab tribal practice of “honor killing” either! Besides, if the honor killing was simply a tribal practice—then it would have been prevailed amongst the Arabs of all religions. There is no evidence to support that a Christian or Jewish family of Jordan or Palestine did practice honor killing.