Murder in the Name of Honor

The True Story of One Woman's Heroic Fight Against and Unbelievable Crime

By Rana Husseini
(ONEWorld Publications, Paperback, 9781851687596, 250pp.)

Publication Date: September 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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Husseini's hard-hitting, unflinching, and controversial examination of honor crimes is a fearless, account of a topic that can no longer be ignored. Claiming 5,000 lives annually, and common in both traditional societies and migrant communities in the United States, honor killings involve a punishment--often death or disfigurement--inflicted by a relative to restore the family's honor.

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

According to the United Nations, five thousand women a year are victims of so-called "honor killings." These women are murdered, often by family members, for perceived cultural offenses, like getting pregnant out of wedlock. Jordanian journalist Rana Husseini has spent more than a decade investigating honor killings in her home country. She talks about her new book Murder In the Name of Honor . More at

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