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Jordanian Survivor of Honor Killing Attempt Tells Her Story
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January 21, 2012, 12:10 AM
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The video below shows an interview in Quebec with a young Jordanian woman in a mask who was nearly murdered in an honor killing. She reports that her one brother went to school but none of the six daughters did. Also that after five or six girls in a family, any additional female babies are killed.

Family life was filled with everyday violence, where the father would choke an offending girl for not being submissive enough. When the masked woman became pregnant, the family tried to burn her alive but she survived. She now lives in Europe in hiding because she fears for her life.

(The US Census’ 2009 Community Survey gave the number of Jordanians residing in this country as 67,622.)