Sharia justice: 6 month sentence for honor killing of 16 year old daughter

by Infidelesto on April 30, 2008 · 2 comments

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Justice has been served…Allah’s will be done…the family’s honor has been restored and our brother will be home in 6 months.

A Jordanian man was sentenced to 6 months in jail for killing his 16 year old daughter for the purpose of restoring his families honor after she had sex with a man out of wedlock.

The court ruled Wednesday that the man killed his married daughter because she had an affair out of the wedlock. The enraged father severely beat her with a baton and ultimately electrocuted her in November 2006.

Neither the father nor daughter were identified.

Like other tribal-oriented societies, many Jordanians consider sex out of the wedlock an indelible stain on the family’s honor that can only be cleansed by blood.

hattip: Carl in Jerusalem

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  • ERS

    As appalling as this is, six months is the average sentence for dishonor killings in Jordan. There are still three penal code articles on the books that offer leniency to the killers.

    Here are a couple ideas:

    1. Why don’t we start economically boycotting countries that continue to treat their women like this and the companies that do business with them? We could do for women what the boycott of South Africa did for blacks when they were living under apartheid.

    2. Why don’t we write to our representatives and leaders and demand that they withhold some meaningful portion of our aid to these countries unless and until they materially, measurably, sustainably improve their human rights track records?

    Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
    “Reclaiming Honor in Jordan”

  • http://InfidelsAreCool Eddina

    Ellen Sheeley’s ideas should be put into practice.

    They would be good First Steps, at least.