honor killing in Basra

The girl was a 17 year old student at the University. She was killed by her father and her two brothers, because she was seen talking to a foreign soldier. Her father’s only regret is, that he did not kill her right after birth. He was arrested, congratulated by police officers and released after 2 hours.

“I don’t regret it. I had the support of all my friends who are fathers, like me, and know what she did was unacceptable to any Muslim that honours his religion”

“I have only two boys from now on. That girl was a mistake in my life. I know God is blessing me for what I did”

After his release he was given money by a local politician to dissapear for some time, until the case will be forgotten. This became a custom for the last 30 honor killings since January 2008.
His wife and mother of the girl, decided to divorce her husband and is in hiding, fearing for her life. She was severly beaten by her husband, after delivering the news about wanting a divorce, her arm is broken as an effect.

“Now, my lovely Rose is in her grave. But, God will make her father pay, either in this world … or in the world after.”

I thought that the honor killings are executed only in the case of adultery, fornication, but not after a talk. if the same law would be measured toward the man in Islam, there would be real shortage of men. The craziest thing is that the whole society is set for these types of situations, so the murderers will not be persecuted, but protected by others, including government officials. Somebody do something!!!

The whole article here.

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Update from Ellen R. Sheeley in the comments below: the mother of the victim was murdered in the mid May.


3 thoughts on “honor killing in Basra

  1. All it takes is the appearance of sexual impropriety. . .and some of the accusers have huge imaginations. And sometimes it takes even less than that. In Jordan, some girls and women are killed over financial or inheritance issues.

    By the way, this victim’s mother was murdered in mid May. It’s a double tragedy.

    Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
    “Reclaiming Honor in Jordan”

  2. The STOP HONORCIDE! campaign was launched on Mother’s Day 2008. The goal of the campaign is to prosecute honorcides to the fullest extent of the law. We want honorcide to be classified as a hate crime and we advocate for every existing hate crime legislation to be amended to include honorcide.


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