How The Eid Holiday Ended With A Bang

And what a holiday it was…

The criminal prosecutor on Saturday charged a physically disabled man with the manslaughter of his niece…The victim received three bullet wounds to her head and chest on Friday, purportedly by the suspect who phoned the police and informed them that he killed his niece to cleanse his family’s honour, the source told The Jordan Times.

He handed officers who rushed to the house the gun he allegedly used in the murder and told the police that he killed his unmarried niece, because he suspected she was involved in an “illegitimate affair” based on rumours, the source said.

The victim was visiting her uncle’s house with the rest of her family when an argument ensued, the source added, citing initial investigations into the case.

…A postmortem conducted…revealed that the victim was not sexually active, according to the source. [source]

This makes it the thirteenth case this year. I think we’re a bit below the annual average of 20 but there’s still three months to go. Meanwhile, did you notice that during the holiday the constant wailing of sirens? At first I thought it was just me…

Civil Defence Department (CDD) dealt with a total of 1,295 traffic accidents, fires and rescue operations across the Kingdom during Eid Al Fitr and the weekend, resulting in 22 deaths and 1,283 injuries [source]

I have to give credit to the Jordanian police who were all over the place throughout the holiday. Apparently, it was not an easy job.


  • And no one in the girl’s family did anything to stop him? It said they were all there. Rumors kill. What a pity. Is life worth so little these days?

  • This may be the same story I just posted about. I wonder why it was the physically disabled man who was chosen to do the deed. Would he get more mercy from a judge? Or deemed as expendable in case he had to serve jail time?

  • the bang is the dimness we’re letting in.

    and the paraplegic will get off soft for his disability, while some bro, father, dude idles away, chain smoking on a sidewalk, waiting, wanking, withering. zalameh.

  • He shot her 3 times and they decided it was manslaughter? then I suppose the case could be that…

    1- He wanted to threaten her not kill her but what do you know? The girl ended up dead

    2- He wanted to hurt her without killing her which is not very easy using 3 bullets

    3- He was shooting at someone else and she was on the way

    4- 3 stray bullets. It happens.

    Or, was it manslaughter because he was physically disabled? I’m just curious…

  • That is so sad, when will people stop killing each other is a human life that trivial these days? i just got back to Jordan last night but i never heard about this till now

  • Ola , this is what we are talking about these days , it is a game of Lawyers as you seem to know , but the problem is that , killing a girl for a mistake that she didn’t do or even if she did , is not right , once Omar Ibn el Khattab Caught people who were committing a sexual crime (as he says) he ran to the mosque to issue a judgment on them , one of the Profit’s friend warned him , saying” if you mention their names without bringing four witnesses we will whip you 80 times “, this the punishment of accusing without evidence.
    People have to be taught about this , and if the girl commits anything and someone should be killed for it , it should be the parents not her.
    Let’s wake up…

  • Wow. Manslaughter.

    That’s like saying that a man who shot himself three times in the head had “committed suicide” (happened in my old hometown).

    Like Nadine, I think it’s obvious that the man with the disability was used by the rest of the family to commit the crime, a second evil to add to the first.

  • Apart from statistics (and yes, there are still a few months left to the year Nas), I would be very interested in any reliable research that would pin down the brutality of these crimes. I still cannot get two cases out of my mind. The first was in AlGhad on-line newspaper a few months ago where a brother “drowned” his sister in the Dead Sea by putting his hand on her head as she begged him not to and he simply stood there with his hand on her head and just watched as she slowly died!? How cheap, worthless, and meaningless can human life be? And how easily are these “machos” assuming the role of gods. I am curious if that guy got away with “manslaughter” only? And what would be the rationale for that… she just happened to take a dive in the “DEAD SEA” with his hand on her head?

    The second was in Ammoun only a few weeks ago and was about a mentally disabled woman in Al-Rsayyfeh (or some similar location) who was left to roam the streets and no one in her family seemed to care until someone raped her, then “el sharaf sar ghali ya bouy”…and she was simply killed.

    While I was genuinely shocked by the brutality of both crimes, I was more shocked, no…no, appalled that is, by the comments of on-line readers in both cases… over 90% of the comments saluted the “machos” who carried out both crimes as protectors of honor. Another venue for interesting research?

    Maybe we (those who think these crimes are hideous) live in some ivory towers? After reading those comments, and of course getting sick to my stomach (but it’s one of those things you cannot stop yourself from doing), I think it is no little wonder that public prosecutors adopt their stance… they are after all accountable (AND BELONG) to their constituencies, who believe this is the right thing to do… we need a change in mentality, which we shouldn’t be optimistic about given how things regress rather than progress in Jordan with regards to the perception of women: a woman is either as a virgin or as a whore, and nothing in between.

    What a shame… what a shame for our mother’s generation who fought their way to universities, education, and achievement without losing any aspect of their culture, and successfully fused contemporary values (not necessarily Western) with our traditions…. I see us going back not hundreds of years ago, but thousands, right to the Jahiliyyeh… and that’s when I count my blessings that I don’t have to deal with this on a daily basis, and not face to face… escapism? Maybe, but it’s too big a fight and I do pity women in my culture…

  • stating the above comment made me realize the problem , in places like ” Al-Rsayyfeh (or some similar location) and its lack of culture , proper education and poverty made most of the crimes take place there , it is not only honor crimes ( which i would rather call dis-honored) it is all sorts of crimes , this is where i would stand and find it is not “macho” issue it is lack of awarness which people like us and l the objectors are responsible for , but i don’t think that Al-Rsayyfeh (or some similar locations) are a healthy place for educated ones who can initiate awarness campaigns… That is what i felt from the above posts…

    Correct me if I am wrong

  • Why am I not surprised? Am I getting used to it? I do not know what’s more depressing; the fact that cases like this still happen, or that we live in a state of indifference to what happens around us.

    We truly lack respect to the value of humans.

    Time to go back to my bubble 🙁

  • I know for a fact that it was not the uncle who actually did it, it was the dad and brother, and the uncle stepped forward (no pun intended) because he is handicapped, thus exempting him from serving any time at all.On another note there was absolutely no argument she was shot in cold blood and she didnt even know why.Her family claim that she was seen walking out of a house where a single guy lived, that was enough for her to be condemned.

    And before they’re even sure the girls did it!

    I’m sorry, I’m a very open minded person, but I will NEVER understand why this crap happens without a death penalty or life sentence, hands-down.

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