Jordan: Muslim beats daughter to death for wearing makeup

Jordan: Muslim beats daughter to death for wearing makeup

Yet another honor killing in modern, moderate Jordan, where Islamic clerics resist attempts to stiffen the existing light penalties for honor killings, on the grounds that to do so will lead to immorality.

“Jordanian beats daughter to death for wearing makeup in ‘honour’ killing,” from the Canadian Press.

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan’s prosecutor has charged a man and his two sons for the premeditated murder of his 19-year-old daughter Saturday, in the latest “honour killing” to take place in this conservative desert kingdom.

As if “conservatives” beat their daughters to death for wearing makeup.

The man and his two sons were charged with beating to death the daughter for leaving the house in makeup and talking to a stranger, according to prosecutor Salah al-Taleb’s indictment sheet….

The man comes from the eastern Jordanian town of Zarqa, home of slain Iraqi al-Qaida leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and known for its conservatism.

As if “conservatives” beat their daughters to death for wearing makeup.

In Jordan, an average of 20 women are killed by male relatives each year.

Men have the final say in all family matters in this largely conservative society, where many consider sex out of wedlock an indelible stain on a family’s reputation….As if “conservatives” beat their daughters to death for wearing makeup.

The government urged judges to consider honour killings equal to other homicides, punishable with up to life in prison.

But attempts to introduce harsher sentences have been blocked in Jordan’s parliament

, where the predominantly conservative Bedouin legislators argue that tougher penalties would lead to adultery.As if “conservatives” beat their daughters to death for wearing makeup.

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