He claimed that the clothes “stained the family’s honour” — it appears that murdering a young girl is viewed as upholding the honor and reputation of your family in this community.
The killer is 24 and this latest killing is one of over 50 recorded in Germany since 1996.
Some accounts say that there was sibling rivalry and the killer was set off when his sister told him that it was none of his business to ask her about her lifestyle, here. The Spiegal article here, offers a more nuanced view of the family environment and dynamics.
Germany has been shocked by around 50 so-called “honour killings” since 1996, mainly in the country’s large Turkish diaspora.
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