Dymphna at the Gates of Vienna provides a translation of Danish newspaper article about a new approach to honor killing in Denmark. Last September, Ghazal Khan (18) married a man that her family didn't approve of. Two days later, she and her husband were gunned down by her brother in front of a train station in the middle of the day. Ghazal died, her husband is still alive.
"As the investigation turned out it appears that Ghazala’s father orchestrated the killing in cooperation with eight members of the family, including chasing Ghazala down, providing the handgun and the getaway car. The usual procedure in these “honor killings” is as follows: the family appoints one member to perform the actual slaughter (preferably a teenager in order to get a milder sentence) and the courts will prosecute that man only. But not so this time: The Danish Courts want to set an example and eventually hold the entire family responsible. "
Interesting change of thinking in dealing with honor killings, a barbaric practice that's been brought to Europe and the U.S. by immigrants from countries such as Pakistan, Morroco, Algeria and Turkey. I blogged about this earlier here. England, France, Germany, Holland, Denmark - all are seeing honor killings in their immigrant communities, especially of women who try to escape forced marriages, marry non-Muslims, or who simply leave the community.