There is something perverse about use of the word, “honor” to describe a father or brother or cousin who decides to kill a fellow family member because of some alleged horrible crime such as dating someone not of the group or getting married or having an abortion. A 50 year old father was shocked to learn his twenty year old daughter had an abortion and decided he must protect the “honor” of his family against such a shameful action. Together with the twin brother of Guissun Semin, they lured her to a forest area, and then proceeded to strangle the young woman. But, their “honor” still was not satisfied and after she was dead they took a club and beat her face and body to show God or whoever that the family “honor” had been preserved.
The father received a sentence of life in jail, his son got nine years and a Russian accomplice received seven years. The murder occurred in Germany which punishes such actions, but if they had carried out the murder in Jordan or Saudi Arabia, they probably would be celebrating he New Year.