Jordan: man kills pregnant sister to "cleanse family honor"

by Infidelesto on May 10, 2008 · 4 comments

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Khaleej Times Online – Jordan police question family for ‘honour killing’

AMMAN – The Jordanian authorities are questioning a 22-year- old man, who allegedly killed his pregnant married sister for reasons related to family honour, the Jordan Times reported Friday, quoting official sources.

The 20-year-old victim, who was not identified by officials, received three fatal bullets to the side of her head, reportedly by her brother, at her in-law’s house in western Amman Wednesday night.

The suspect immediately headed to the nearest police station and turned himself in, handing over the gun he used to shoot his sibling to officers on duty.

“The suspect told police he had just killed his sister to cleanse his family’s honour,” the sources said.

The victim became the fifth person reportedly murdered in a so- called honour crime since the beginning of the year, the paper said. Last year, a total of 18 people were killed for reasons of “honour” in Jordan, according to official sources.

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  • Muslims Against Sharia

    The STOP HONORCIDE! campaign was launched on Mother’s Day 2008. The goal of the campaign is to prosecute honorcides to the fullest extent of the law. We want honorcide to be classified as a hate crime and we advocate for every existing hate crime legislation to be amended to include honorcide.

  • ERS

    There’s already been a sixth dishonor killing in Jordan. Average sentence for these crimes in that country: six months (not a typo).

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

  • dawn

    And these people keep saying that women have more freedom as a muslim woman? When was the last time anyone ever heard of a Jewish father killing his daughter for a perceived infraction? Or a Christian father? Or a Hindu father? Or a Buddhahist father?

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