“Honour” killings are getting out of hand

A gruesome murder committed in the name of restoring one’s “honour” has been captivating the attention of social media users as of late. A Syrian man violently shoots his own sister after discovering she allegedly had an affair with a Turkish officer in an attempt to “cleanse his family’s honour”.

Unfortunately this is not the first case of “shame killing”or “honour killing” on record, and their number seems to be on the rise. This sad incident caused a media outrage that incited many to speak out against such atrocities, claiming that Syria is no longer a suitable place for women to live.