Friday, June 04, 2004

THE MIDDLE EAST - WHERE VIOLENTLY MURDERING A NEW MOTHER SOMEHOW BRINGS HONOR TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

Sheesh.
A Jordanian man has reportedly shot his unmarried cousin dead as she recovered in hospital after delivering a baby.

The 35-year-old who has not been named then surrendered to police, saying he acted to "cleanse his family's honour".

Stunned medical staff were present as the suspect and his two brothers ran into the woman's room and opened fire.

The 25-year-old mother was hit by six gunshots, the Jordan Times reported, quoting official sources. The day-old baby lying next to her was unharmed...

Jordan Times says this is the third case of so-called "honour" killing in the country this week. It also quotes official figures which say that nine women have died in such killings this year. No explanation is given for the apparent rise in deaths.

Campaigners say Jordanian courts often hand down very lenient sentences for male relatives who commit honour crimes.

Last year, the Jordan Times reported that a man received a four-month prison sentence for murdering his younger pregnant sister "in a fit of rage".

2 comments:

Athena said...

Great, I'll be over there in less than 4 months.

Frog Princess said...

Great! We have right-wing Protestants killing abortionists in our country, and Islamic X-tremists* killing their pregnant and post partum, unwed female relatives for honour. Religion is such a nice thing! :D I see people from all over the world flocking in droves to have a personal relationship with Allah and follow Mohamed!

*You didn't say that these guys were Islamic X-tremists, but they can't be anything else.