She wanted to live a free life. Her father, Jamal Mansour, killed her. He got 22 years. Not nearly enough. Honor murder should be a capital offense.
Tahani had been dating a non-Muslim boyfriend for about a month and worked to keep it a secret from her father who would not have approved.
Apparently not: he killed her in cold blood.
Tahani came home after midnight and the two argued. She brushed him off, went upstairs and fell asleep, Rogalski said.
Mansour grabbed the gun he often took with him while making large bank deposits and followed her upstairs, Rogalski said.
He told investigators that he grabbed the gun and thought:
“If she doesn’t respect me, then she’ll respect this.”
Honor killing and violence is in accordance with Islamic mores and tradition. A recent survey showed that 91 percent of honor killings worldwide are committed by Muslims, and 84 percent of honor killings in the United States were done by Muslims. This is no surprise. A manual of Islamic law approved by Al-Azhar, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, stipulates that “retaliation is obligatory…against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” In other words, Islamic law sets no penalty for a parent who kills his child. Also, the legal codes of Jordan, Syria, and other Muslim countries have substantially reduced penalties for honor murders as compared to other murders, and Islamic clerics have resisted efforts to stiffen penalties for honor killings. (Source)
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