Muslim Fatally Shoots Daughter – Accident or Honor Killing?

By Faye Higbee

Rocky River, Ohio –  Jamal Mansour had an argument with his daughter, and later, around 1:15 a.m.walked into her room with a gun. The next thing anyone knew he had shot her in the head with a .38 revolver as she slept. The family says it was an “accident” because of his “diabetes.” Police can’t figure out the motive.  But experts say it was likely an “honor killing.”

Jamal Mansour, 63 is charged with murder, felonious assault and domestic violence. He is being held on a $4.3 Million bond after the judge amended it upward because he could be a danger to other family members.

His daughter, 27 year old Tahani Mansour, was a licensed Pharmacist and lived at home with her parents and siblings.

honor killing

Tahani Mansour

Newsnet5 reported,

During the 911 call, dispatchers asked the man where the gun was. He said it was downstairs, away from his father. The brother wasn’t sure where his sister was shot but said she had blood on her face but was still breathing. 

“Please just come here, please,” he yelled throughout the call. 

Responding Rocky River and Fairview Park crews found 27-year-old Tahani Mansour with two gunshot wounds, including one to the head.
She was taken to Fairview General Hospital by Rocky River Fire Department paramedics, where she later died.

The Islamic concept of ghayra

Mansour is a immigrant from Jordan, and a naturalized  citizen. But his definitions are still Islamic, his culture, his thought process is still Islamic.  And women, especially  those of his own family, are subject to Sharia.

“Islam has a term for that sense of jealousy, which by mistake has been translated as ‘honor.’ The Islamic term for that jealousy is ‘ghayra,’ which literally means excluding others. Islamic rules for dress and conduct cover all aspects of a Muslim woman’s life, how to dress, how to walk, how to talk, and so on.

When a Muslim woman violates any of those rules commanded by Islam for her behavior she violates the Muslim man’s ghayra causing him to feel he is responsible to take action and stop her,” he added. “Islam provides a hierarchy of actions the man can take, starting with scolding the woman and ending with killing her.” Attorney Daniel Akbari, author of “Honor Killing: A Professional’s Guide to Sexual Relations and Ghayra Violence from the Islamic Sources” -interview with WND.

Why police keep scratching their heads  and can’t figure out the motive is unbelievable. Likely Tahani  had become too westernized for her father’s liking. The sad part is that she never got the chance to get out from under his thumb.