Yet another father murdering his daughter… and getting her siblings to join in

Jordan Times story on latest honour killing. A girl tortured and beaten for wearing make-up. Sold out to her father by an obliging uncle.

From the piece:

Every single member of the Cabinet and every single senior official and every single journalist, judge, lawyer, activist and citizen who isn’t doing something to stop this “horror show” of crime against women, is doing exactly that: watching the long episode of torture and murder without batting an eyelid or lifting a finger. We watched this show 18 times last year. We have watched it seven times already this year.

*facepalm*

There are no words. No words.

Hat-tip, once again, to And Far Away.

P.S. I’ve been reminded today that it’s wise to remember that the make-up thing is probably a red herring. She probably displeased her uncle in some way – perhaps he wanted to have sex with her, or wanted her to marry someone and she refused – and was therefore slandered.

12 thoughts on “Yet another father murdering his daughter… and getting her siblings to join in

  1. That’s absolutely horrifying. I know that’s an utterly shite response, I just can’t find the words for how horrendous that is.

  2. When I read this I was just filled with sadness. It is 2009 and a young girl’s life still means nothing. May she rest in peace.

  3. Thanks for reporting this Natalia… so disturbing, but an excellent catalyst for a conversation between me and Mr Daisy (about religious tolerance) that was quite interesting.

  4. Yeah AFAI understand a lot of these murders are actually over money or other things but the relatives say it’s an honour killing for the lesser sentence. It’s pathetic that they haven’t changed the law yet, are you a dictatorship or aren’t you?

  5. >P.S. I’ve been reminded today that it’s wise to remember that the make-up thing is probably a red herring. She probably displeased her uncle in some way – perhaps he wanted to have sex with her, or wanted her to marry someone and she refused – and was therefore slandered.

    How is it a slander to say she was wearing makeup? Does this “reminder” mean that it would be okay to torture and kill her if it was true?

    There may indeed be a greater backstory, but such is speculations. What IS clear is that a “rule” against wearing makeup and sanctioning torture abd death for it is an abominable idea – with or without a hidden agenda

  6. Roy, I don’t think the slander had anything to do with make-up. Make-up just gets blamed because it’s convenient and presents a neat little framework – “here, sisters, you can avoid this miserable fate if you remain good girls and don’t paint yourself like whores.” It legitimizes the idea that honour killings are 100% preventable, provided the intended victim is a “good” girl.

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