This is a very recent example of what is dubbed "honour killings", but the whole concept has been around for thousands of years.
Human Rights Watch defines "honor killings" as follows:
Honor killings are acts of vengeance, usually death, committed by male family members against female family members, who are held to have brought dishonor upon the family. A woman can be targeted by (individuals within) her family for a variety of reasons, including: refusing to enter into an arranged marriage, being the victim of a sexual assault, seeking a divorce—even from an abusive husband—or (allegedly) committing adultery. The mere perception that a woman has behaved in a way that "dishonors" her family is sufficient to trigger an attack on her life.
Yes, you read that right. A woman can get killed by her own family for being a victim of rape.
We don't hear an awful lot about such things in the news and such, but they sure as hell exist. They happen in our countries, maybe even just in the town next door, a father is killing his daughter because she doesn't want to marry the man he chose for her. Just reading through some of the Wiki article on the subject will tell you that there's much of it going on in the world. http://en.wikipedia....i/Honor_killing
I'd love to stay and place more in this opening post, but it's gone 3am and I've been awake for about 38ish hours off the back of about 6 hours sleep. I'll post my thoughts on the matter later when I have time.
In the mean time, discuss.