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Second sister shot in Naour ‘honour crime’ dies

By Rana Husseini - Oct 16,2016 - Last updated at Oct 16,2016

AMMAN — A 27-year-old woman, who was allegedly shot by her brothers in Naour last week, died from her wounds in hospital on Sunday, a senior official said.

The victim, the mother of a newborn, was shot along with her 34-year-old sister allegedly by their brothers while at a farm in Naour on Thursday night.

Her sister died instantly, while she received two bullets in the thigh and remained in critical condition in hospital.

“The victim unfortunately died today after suffering from heavy bleeding because the bullet hit a major artery,” the judicial source told The Jordan Times.

The source added that the suspects in the murder, the victims’ two brothers, aged 24 and 22, and the 20-year-old husband of the younger sister, have all been charged with two counts of premeditated murder by Criminal Court Prosecutor Loai Obeidat.

“Obeidat is still questioning witnesses in the case and has ordered that the suspects be detained at a correctional facility for 15 days pending further investigation,” the judicial source said.

The incident occurred on Thursday night when the two brothers allegedly headed to the farm where their sisters were staying.

One of them “opened fire from a pump-action rifle, while the second stood next to the door so that the sisters could not flee”, a source told The Jordan Times on Saturday.

In their initial statement to the prosecutor, the suspects claimed that their older sister would often leave the house without her family’s permission, and was detained by the administrative governor on several occasions, the source said.

The younger sister reportedly delivered a baby girl out of wedlock in June, and later married the father of her child, who is the third suspect, according to the judicial source.

The two brothers claimed that the third suspect contacted them on Thursday to inform them that their sisters were at the farm “and asked them to come and cleanse their family honour”.

“The third suspect denied these claims, saying that he was constantly targeted by the two brothers because of the affair he had with their sister,” the source explained.

Sunday’s victim became the fifth person to be killed in Jordan during the past week in so-called honour murders.

A father and his son were charged with shooting their female relative and a man in Jubeiha neighbourhood on October 9 “to cleanse their family’s honour because the victim left her family’s home without their approval”.

 

A day earlier in Madaba, an 18-year-old man was arrested for murdering his sister while she slept because he found a mobile phone with her that the family had no knowledge of.

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Our honor matters. Intent crimes committed by female sexual deviants deserve proper justice and recourse.

I agree. Capital punishment for first time feminism offenders should be strictly enforced.

I am really pissed off. Why should the brothers be put in prison. They were only protecting their honor by killing their indecent sisters, who are burn in hell now. Peace!

One strike and you're out policy should be strictly enforced.

Cosmopolitan idealogies do not conflict with the code of ethics of our tribal governing systems, unless they violate familial honor, treason, or moral and ethical turpitudes associated with religion and unilateral moral codes. It's important to maintain an established justice system that includes a prosecutory body which also prosecutes intent, as not doing so leads our societies vulnerable to foreign nations, consequences, and opportunisms associated with it under anarchy and social decay. (See Mongol Invasion Of Baghdad, The Crusades, The Barbary Wars, The Persian Gulf War, 20th Century Colonialisms In The Arab World, and other regional conflicts associated with social decay)

HIRRIFYING TO READ THE POSTING OF THE SO CALLED FEMINIST AND THE JORDANIAN GOVERNMENT SHOULD TAKE NOTE OF THIS AND DESIGN A POLICY TO DEPROGRAM AND REPROGRAM THE FRONTAL LOBE OF THE BRAIN OF SOME INDIVIDUALS TRYING TO TANISH THE IMAGE OF JORDAN AS A COUNTRY WHERE ANY PERSON CAN LIVE IN PEACE. HARAM, I AM ASHAMED OF MY IN LAWS THAT ALLOW THIS TYPE OF NORMADIC THINKING AS IF THEY ARE STILL LIVING IN THE DARK AGES.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THE SO CALLED FEMINIST IMPUNING PUNING HIS OR HER THING FROM OR WHICH PLANET HE OR SHE LIVES IN. THIS VERY SHAMEFUL TO SEE A HUMAN BEING MAKE THIS TYPE OF STATEMENT AND TELL ME THAT HE OR SHE BELEIVES IN ANY THING OTHER THAN DEVIL, DEMMON AND LIVING IN AN A BUBLE. WHILE EVERY PERSON HAS THE WRITE TO POST ANYTHING THEY WISH, THE STATEMENT BY THIS INDIVIDUAL IS OFFENSIVE TO ME AS A MAN AND SHUOLD BE SICKENED BY WOMEN ALL OVER THE WORLD.

I'm very sad and angry for what it happened to the girls. Honour killing should stop and the perpetrators should be punished and put in prison for good. No one has the wrights to kill anyone for what ever the reason. Jordan is a country with law and all should respect it.

Maybe she was trying to get her brothers, father, and uncles killed, or worse, having an extramarrital affair to incite civil unrest and start an extramarrital fornication revolution or something. Not all honor killing victims are innocent. And honor killings honor national treason law, so I don't know where all those anti-honor killing Joan of Arc weirdos get off thinking they're doing something noble by calling out honor killings.

HERE WE GO AGAIN AS USUAL. THE SO CALLED HONOR MURDER AND BARBERIC ACTS ARE THE FRUITS OF THE SEEDS SOWED BY GENDER BASHING, LAWS AND CIVIL RIGHTS WITH GENDER AS DISCRIMINANT VARIABLE. WHEN ANY GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO MAKE POLICIES THAT EQUATE TWO WOMEN TO ONE MAN, ALLOW MEN TO MARRY AS MANY WIFES AS THEY WISH PLUS CONCUBINES AND BRAIN WASH WOMEN TO ACT AS SECOND CLASS CITIZENS, THIS BARBARIC CRIME OF DISHONOR MURDERS WILL STOP. THIS IS CALLED BLAMMING THE VICTIM WHO ARE THE CRIMINALS CREATED BY OUR POLICIES.

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