All in the Family
A young Jordanian guilty of what they call "honor killing" has had his sentence commuted
to a mere six months by his tribal court after his family dropped charges. The details and circumstances of how he killed his sister would have warranted a death sentence in California yet the case is being treated as a minor misdemeanor in Jordan.
With everyone's attention focused on the indiscriminate earthquake and tsunami disaster in south Asia and the results of the makeup election in Ukraine, this story could easily fall under the radar if not noted as just one example of a very large problem with the Arab social order.