[Q 2:223]Â “Your wives are as a tilth unto you: So approach your tilth when or how ye will…”
(Musel-) Man sentenced to death in Jordan after killing wife for refusing sex
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A JORDANIAN man was sentenced to death last night for killing his wife and chopping her body up into small pieces because she allegedly refused to have sex with him, a court official said.
“Amman’s criminal court condemned to death the 28-year-old man, who worked as a nurse, for killing his wife in December 2007, claiming she stopped having sex after giving birth to a baby boy during their 18-month-old marriage,” the official said.
“Alleging that his wife, who was in her twenties, disrespected him and disobeyed him, the convict murdered the woman after drugging her.”
The official said the man, who hid the remains in different places to cover up his crime in Ruseifa, northeast of the capital Amman, was arrested in November 2008 after investigations revealed he was behind the murder.
Hassan’s calm call and confession to the police is consistent with the behavior of the perpetrators of other Islamic honor killings around the world. Many times they are quite calm after doing the deed, turn themselves in, and sometimes even express gratitude to Allah for the chance to cleanse their family’s honor. “Cops Detail Statements by Accused Muslim TV Exec in Wife’s Killing,” fromÂ 1010 WINS, JW Â has more
“People don’t forgive. They don’t have mercy.”
And when they are released from prison, they face the prospect of additional violence and honor killings at the hands of their families and former communities: “We’ve come across cases where young women have preferred to stay in prison or custody than to be released….”
Apologists might claim this is “un-Islamic,” and possibly suggest that a more rigorous application of Sharia would prevent this sort of thing. But the problem itself emanates from the position of women under Islamic law as fundamentally under the control of male relatives (Qur’an 4:34) — essentially, possessions. “Sex slave girls face cruel justice in Iraq,” by Mohammed Jamjoom forÂ CNN, May 5: JW has more>>