The Associated Press on January 25, 2007 reported that the first honor killing of 2007 in Jordan occurred when a father fatally shot his 17-year-old daughter. Source.
It is not often that I find myself too disgusted to even want to write about something. Shu hal sharaf il ma beswa ta3reefeh?
Of course though, what is worth even less than this man, his life, and his honor is article 340 of the Penal Code of Jordanian law. I want to yell, to scream, to tear up the newspaper. What makes it much worse is that the people responsible for upholding article 340 of the Penal Code is the Lower House of Parliament, elected by the people, elected by us.
What the hell? What kind of sick society do we live in?