Not much "honor" in killing
Honor killings of women
In Middle Eastern countries there is a tribal tradition called honor killing. This gruesome act happens when a male in the family accuses a woman in the family of adultery.
- 1,000 killings annually
- honor killings are performed by Hindus and Muslims
- Done to restore family honor
Honor killings are common in these countries because as Ilrene Prusher stated, “Some here say the idea of murder as a way to cleanse the family honor is more common in Jordan and among some Palestinians because it is rooted in ethnic mores.”
The government there does not seem to do much about it though. It is said that if a man commits murder and it is found to be in honor his sentence is lowered tremendously.
There are women's groups trying to put an end to the killings.