Analysis Of Murder In The Name Of Honor By Rana Husseini

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The Fight against Honor Crimes
A woman’s courageous fight against an unbelievable crime toward women, a book called Murder in the Name of Honor, written by Rana Husseini.
It starts off by Rana a Jordanian journalist who gets a whole of these so called murders identified as ‘honor crimes’ the reason why they are called that is because women are getting killed because of the something that isn’t their fault. The men of the family would kill the women if she was accused of “un-lady like behavior”. Then they would turn themselves in to the police and say it was a crime of honor. Then, after that they would get a minimum of a year or less in prison because their family would bail them out then congratulate them on what they did because that was a part of their Islamic religion. So Rana got a whole of these honor crimes and decide to
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They kill you by public humiliation to show to other women that that would be their fate. Over time women started running away from their homes because they were so afraid that their family would kill them. They were basically imprisoned in their own homes. It was happening everywhere like in Bangladesh, Brazil, Ecuador, Egypt, basically the European countries also in the USA. They also blame the women for honor crimes coming into existence because they felt like they enticed men. Making them do terrible things to them. Nowadays honor crimes can no longer be covered up so easily because of very courageous women activists got the law changed. Some women would even kill their husbands because they were tired of the abuse making them get a greater sentence, then men who would kill their female relatives because of speculation. But eventually the rules changed that men committing premeditated murder will get a larger sentence, then of women who kill their husbands because of

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