A 27-year-old Jordanian man from the northern city of Irbid strangled his divorced sister to death on Tuesday night for having a baby out of wedlock, security sources said on Thursday.
The man, from a refugee camp in Irbid, turned himself in to police and handed the baby over to authorities, said a senior official from the judiciary. The crime was committed two days after the 24-year-old victim had given birth to a baby boy, a security source was quoted by Jordan Times daily as saying.
The suspect claimed ”he had killed his sibling to cleanse his family’s honour”, and that he had been visiting his family when he found out about the birth of the child.
Read the rest: Jordanian Murders Sister in Honor Killing.
The Jordanian Women’s Union, along with lawyers across the Hashemite Kingdom, expressed shock last week after a ruling discriminating against women who do not wear the Islamic hijab was issued by the Amman Sharia Court of Appeal, according to Al Medanah News.
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According to the fatwa, which the court’s decision was based on, women who aren’t covered up are “sluts,” and that gives those women a bad name. Furthermore, the court was unable to support this fatwa apart from with something written in the introduction of a book by Egyptian Islamic Theologian Sheikh Yusuf Al Qaradawi.
Read the rest: Jordanian women called sluts for not wearing hijab
Actually Islamic law does not require women to wear a veil much less a burka and niqab. But because men cannot contain their lust when they see women’s hair and neck and arms and legs, women must guard themselves or be sexually harassed.
An 11-year-old girl was beaten to death by her father after teachers accused her of stealing from school, a security official said on Wednesday.
“The father, in his forties, brutally beat his daughter last night after teachers accused her of stealing things from school,” in Zarqa, northeastern Amman, he told AFP.
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Official statistics last year showed that one-third of Jordan’s three million schoolchildren had suffered sexual abuse and around 80 percent had experienced some form of physical violence.
Read the rest: Jordanian Father Beats Daughter to Death.
In just the latest in a string of horrific “honor” killings – crimes of violence carried out against Muslim for real and imagined trespasses against her family, a pregnant woman in Jordan had both her throat and stomach slit open. Authorities suspect the woman may have been slain as her child was conceived outside of marriage.
Even more horrific, the woman’s body was then dumped in a garbage container and set ablaze. Her four-month-old fetus was clearly visible to those who discovered her.
Police discovered her charred remains at dawn in Ruseifa, east of Amman over the past weekend.
“We believe it was an honor crime,” a police spokesman said.
“The belly of the woman, in her twenties, was cut open and we could see her four-month-old unborn child, who was dead too. Investigations are still under way,” he added.
The Jordan Times reported that “the fact […] her stomach was cut open is a strong indication that she was killed for reasons related to family honor.”
Witnesses said they saw two men, driving a truck, pull up to the dumpster before throwing in the body and setting it on fire with a flammable liquid.
Read the rest: Pregnant Muslim Slit Open in Honor Killing. Read more here.
A Jordanian man was charged on Wednesday with killing his divorced sister after stabbing her and driving his truck over her body several times because of her alleged “suspicious behavior,” police said.
“The suspect, in his forties, was charged with premeditated murder after confessing to the crime, claiming his divorced sister had indulged in suspicious behavior,” a police spokesman told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The crime took place early on Wednesday in the northern Greco-Roman city of Jerash.
“The man stabbed the woman and then took her to a deserted area where he repeatedly ran over her body to make sure she was dead,” the spokesman said.
Murder is punishable by death in Jordan, but in so-called “honor killings,” courts can commute or reduce sentences, particularly if the victim’s family asks for leniency.
Wonder what her suspicious behavior was? Wearing makeup? Not wearing the hijab or letting it fall and showing too much hair? Going out in public with out a chaperone? Talking to a man who’s not her relative? Or horrors of all horrors, holding hands with a man?
Read the rest: Muslim Man in Jordan Stabs Sister.
The ordeal of a 14-year-old girl who was kidnapped and raped repeatedly for three days has infuriated Jordanians, especially when her attacker agreed to marry her to avoid going to jail.
In conservative Muslim societies like Jordan, rapists can walk free thanks to penal code Article 308, known as the “rape-law”.
In April, the unidentified girl was shopping in the northern city of Zarqa when a 19-year-old man kidnapped her, took her to the desert where he had a pitched a tent and raped her for three consecutive days, judicial sources said.
Police found the girl during a routine patrol, drove her back to her family home and arrested the man.
Read the rest: Fury as Victim Forced to Marry Rapist.
(h/t Atlas Shrugs)
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