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