Here is yet another variation on the honor killing theme, coming hot on the heels of the New York woman who tried to kill her husband because he was insufficiently Muslim. In this variation (thanks to Block Ness), a Muslim from Afghanistan beats his brother to death for repeating an insulting remark about his wife. Police are calling it an honor killing. I’m not sure it qualifies as such under Islamic law in the way that the killing of a child by a parent does, but the usage itself is interesting. The FBI applied the label to the murders of Amina and Sarah Said by their father, but then withdrew it. Perhaps the politically correct niceties are now being discarded? That’s extremely unlikely — but this is nonetheless an interesting classification.