Death threat allows Muslim woman to evade deportation

A Jordanian woman living in Michigan is seeking court protection from being deported back to her homeland out of fear that she will be killed as soon as she returns in accordance with Islamic Shariah law.

Her crime?

The woman, who came to the United States on a student visa but has overstayed, got pregnant out of wedlock. Her cousin has vowed to kill her to preserve the family’s honor.

The Associated Press reported the story Friday without mentioning Islam or Shariah law, attributing the threatened honor killing to “an ancient practice across the globe that calls for defending a family’s reputation by slaying female relatives who violate traditional taboos.”

Three 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges in Cincinnati voted this month to block the deportation of Jordanian native Olga Jad Kamar.

Contrary to what the AP reports, the case is not about violating “traditional taboos,” says women’s rights



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