The Queen’s fight
Queen Rania is speaking out against honor crimes in Jordan.
December 6, 2009 1:45 by kippreport
Jordan’s Queen Rania is lobbying for tougher sentences for men who harm or kill their sisters and daughters to preserve family honor, reports The Telegraph. The move follows the death of a 37-year-old mother of eight in Jordan who was allegedly murdered by her brothers at the behest of her husband.
Not everyone, however, is happy about the Queen’s stance. Sheikh Hamza Mansour, leader of the parliament’s Islamic Action Front in Jordan has hindered the Queen’s plight. “This whole issue is being exaggerated, and the reason behind it is not innocent,” he said.
“It’s as if the government is giving up our personality to turn us into a Westernized society,” he added.
How is it that educated men could openly condone murder as a means of preserving honor? How could there ever be honor in murdering your own flesh and blood?