Jordan’s youth think honour killings are just, study shows

A survey of 850 students from Amman revealed that a third believe the killing of women to preserve family ‘honour’ is justified.

These beliefs were not connected to the subjects’ religion, it was found. Attitudes toward female virtue, patriarchal norms and the belief that violence can be morally justified played a significant part in perpetuating these views.

The view was more prevalent among male adolescents and those with low levels of education.

Read more at University of Cambridge