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)
Read the pertinent comments by Pam Geller in Atlas Shrugs on this article.