Jordan, you will recall, is the moderate land where a law mandating stiffer penalties for honor killing was rejected on Islamic grounds. From AFP, with thanks to Twostellas:
AMMAN – A Jordanian man shot dead his divorced sister after seeing her photo on his friend’s camera-equipped mobile phone in the latest “honour” killing in the kingdom, hospital officials said on Monday.
The unidentified man shot the 31-year-old mother twice in the head Sunday night and then turned himself in to police saying he committed the murder to “cleanse his family’s honour.”
The incident is the fifth example of a so-called honour killing in Jordan this year. Those found guilty usually face sentences of a maximum of one year in jail under Jordanian law.
Last month, a man stabbed his sister to death after finding out she had agreed an unofficial marriage with a man who subsequently