Gay journalist reveals chilling account of meeting Jordanian honour killing family
Added 04-14-19 01:36:02am EST - “Lene Wold watched in silent horror as the woman in front of her removed her niqab, the scarf covering her face. Amina, from Jordan, had deep, livid scars, stretching over her nose and cheek.” - Dailymail.co.uk
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Lene Wold watched in silent horror as the woman in front of her removed her niqab, the scarf covering her face.
Underneath, the features were destroyed by deep, livid scars, stretching over her nose and cheek and slicing through her eye.
Amina, who was 16 when she was attacked, was lucky to survive. Her elder sister, tied up beside her, had already been shot dead when their father turned to his younger daughter, pointed a pistol directly in her face and pulled the trigger. He was obsessed with family pride.
In the middle of the Jordanian desert, Lene Wold met Amina, a 40-year-old woman who had years before survived an attempted honour killing by her father that had killed her sister
Every year, more than 5,000 women and girls around the world are murdered in so-called honour killings and thousands more are mutilated. Most common in South Asia and in the Middle East, there are an estimated 12 to 15 honour killings every year in Britain, too – and around the world the number has grown as increasing numbers of women take a stand against repression.
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