In the Koran, a mysterious figure known in Islamic tradition as Khidr, kills a boy in an apparently random and unprovoked attack. He then explained: “And as for the boy, his parents were believers and we feared that he would burden them with transgression and unbelief. So we asked that their Lord replace them with someone better in purity and nearer to mercy.” (18:80-81)
And according to Islamic law, “revenge is obligatory against a person who kills a human being intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retribution” is “for a parent (or their parents) to kill their children, or children’s children.” (Traveler’s Trust o1.1-2).
Muslims account for 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. The Palestinian Authority offers amnesties or suspended sentences for honor killings. Iraqi women have called for harsher sentences for Islamic honor killers, who now get off lightly. Syria repealed a law limiting the length of punishment for honor killings in 2009, but “the new law states that a person can benefit from aggravating circumstances for crimes of passion or honor ‘if he or she serves at least two years in prison. Cases of murder.'” and In 2003 Jordan’s parliament repealed a provision designed to toughen penalties for honor killings on Islamic grounds. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy family and values.”
“Honour Killing: 12-year-old boy kills mother in Gujranwala,” Ari News, February 2, 2023:
Gujranwala: A 12-year-old boy killed his mother for “honour” in the satellite town of Gujranwala on Wednesday, ARY News reported.
According to details, the incident took place in the vicinity of the satellite town of Gujranwala, where a 12-year-old boy killed his mother for ‘honour’.
In a statement, the police said the deceased was walking on the road when the boy came in a gown and fired at him, killing him on the spot and injuring another woman – identified as his aunt.
The injured woman was shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, police arrested a 12-year-old boy – who confessed to the murder….