Thursday, January 25, 2007

Murder, still totally ok in Jordan.

The AP is running an article about a Jordanian man who, after having his daughter checked for her virginity, (how this works, I do not know) shot her- even though he signed a contract saying he wouldn't. They made him sign a contract. Hold on, I'm still stuck on this. They made him sign a contract saying that he wouldn't hurt his own daughter. Incidentally, according to doctors, she died a virgin.

According to the article, on average, 20 Jordanian women are murdered in so-called honor killings a year. The government of Jordan has recently upgraded the penalty for honor killings to be more on par with homicides. The maximum prison sentence: 15 years.

The part of the article that got me was: "But attempts to introduce harsher sentences have been blocked by conservative lawmakers who argue that tougher penalties would lead to promiscuity." You think? Yea, it probably would. But hey, you know what statistic would drop? Murder.

I still can't believe that this kind amoral crap is still being preached by "men of God." Let me just mention that God is watching and I'm guessing that he isn't for murder. War, yes. Justice, yes. Shooting your daughter in the face to protect your reputation. Probably not.

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