Monday, March 23, 2009

a stain on Jordan's reputation - the murder of women

How many times do we, as women, have to scream and shout about the way we are treated in this country? is an opinion piece by Nermeen Murad in today's Jordan Times on 'Death in the Family' about the rage she feels at the 'archaic practices that have no relevance to the majority of society'. Yet another so-called 'honour crime' when 'a young girl, a teenager, was relentlessly beaten with water hoses mercilessly and continuously by three men until she died'. This murder was done by her father and two brothers and they have been detained for only 15 days pending further investigation!

I urge everyone who reads this blog to write to the Jordan Times ( or their newspaper of choice, expressing their disgust at the Government, Parliament and even the Royal Family for not protecting these innocent lives. T


Blogger kinzi said...

thank you for spurring us to renewed action.


Monday, March 23, 2009  
Anonymous Ola said...

If the King wants to end Honor Killing laws, he can do it tomorrow. What I find absolutely hypocritical is the fact queen Rania goes touring around the world pretending to be a spokesperson and champion of arab women when her husband and his brother sit idly by refusing to change the nomadic laws of Jordan pertaining to murder of women. next time i see queen Rania on tv I plan to change the channel. if they can ram peace with Israel down our throats they can at least do the same to same their own women's lives and dignity. But then again, this is the same king that lets his people drink polluted water and poisoned foods while the royal family orders its food from overseas.

Monday, March 23, 2009  
Blogger joladies said...

Well Ola, thank you for your comments but why does your argument have to degenerate into personal comments? I was not writing a blog on the personal habits of the Royal Family but about the tragedy of females being murdered in the name of 'honour'. T

Monday, March 23, 2009  
Blogger The Observer said...

Something has to be done! Enought is enough!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009  
Blogger Eszter said...

What I also find disgusting is the fact that often these 'honour killings' are triggered by RUMOURS about the victim. Rumours that are often proven baseless later on.
Now, at least the murderer gets some kind of a punishmen (very little, in my opinion) but the persons who were spreading the gossips and rumours and therefore are resposible for the death of a woman, well, they live happily ever after.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009  
Blogger Slash said...

very cool blog

Wednesday, March 25, 2009  

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