Monday, July 30, 2007

In the name of Honour … Your Excellency, Time to DO the right thing

Words are no longer enough, writing is no longer enough to quell the outrage I feel within when it comes to so called crimes of honour ... will it ever end? Children are being killed not just by parents, but also by the judicial system. Murder of one's children it seems, is not deemed a heinous crime by judges such as Mohammad Ibrahim, Azzam Obeidat and Qassim Dughmi and why … because of words. A 15 year old daughter murdered by the hands of her father because of words that warranted her death. And why? Simply because she did not get 'permission' (those damnable words again) to see her mother.

Since when does a child need permission to see its parent?

In this particular case, the judges mentioned above decided to reduce the killer's sentence, as they said "to help the defendant in life and because the victim left home without his permission and cursed him”.

…. "to help the defendant in life and because the victim left home without his permission and cursed him”.

But the victim is dead and buried; how do they know the truth ... through the words of the man who killed her??

So from now on any man can bludgeon his children, wife, sister, mother to death and turn their beautiful god given minds and bodies into a bloody mess because of words … and know that he will get away with a light sentence and more words of sympathy from the judiciary to ease his over pumped ego.

Words, words are killing us time and time again … and in the name of what? 'Honour'? Another word that has a twisted meaning.

One would expect adults to do the honourable thing and defend the weak, but instead they beat them again and again with empty words and shallow, callous reasoning that bears no logic in the realm of justice. This can only lead to more of the same, as we continue to beat down the nails in the coffin of the next victim, and the next, and the next …

Source: Jordan Times, Rana Husseini, Monday, July 30, 2007

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