Article 340 of the Jordan Penal Code, reads in part,“Anyone catching his wife or one of his immediate family in a flagrant act of fornication with another person, and kills, injures or harms both or either of them, will benefit from the exculpating excuse…” In response to recent moves by King Abdullah II of Jordan to eliminate this part of the code, one “Islamic” group responded,“those who are voicing their concern for the lives of a group of women, they ought to show concern for their lives as chaste women with their honor protected, otherwise, what is life worth for a woman who profaned her honor and stained the reputation of everyone related to her? Who would repair the moral damage that she has inflicted upon her family? Her killing would probably be a salvation for her from the misery of living with her sin.”
and for that, the author decided to take on this research regarding this confusing issue "Islamic ruling on the matter of honor killings", which in his words are "usually applied one-sidedly to women, but rarely if ever to men." (muslims own word, not Pawn's... Pawn was told that muslims treat their women fairly)
And in another article, a fatwa states:
It’s a well-known fact that Islam maintains the protection of life and does not sanction any violation against it. In the Glorious Qur’an, Allah, Most High, says,“Whoso slayeth a believer of set purpose, his reward is Hell for ever. Allah is wroth against him and He hath cursed him and prepared for him an awful doom.”(An-Nisa’: 93)
but then it immediately followed:
Abdullah ibn Masud, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, "The blood of a Muslim may not be legally spilt other than in one of three instances: the married person who commits adultery; a life for a life; and one who forsakes his religion and abandons the community." (Reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
To confuse you further, it claims next:
“There is no such concept in Islam that is called “honor killing”. Islam holds every soul in high esteem and does not allow any transgression upon it. It does not allow people to take the law in their own hands and administer justice, because doing so will be leading to chaos and lawlessness. Therefore, based on this, Islam does not permit such killings.
If you're as unconvinced as I am (regarding Islam's prohibition of honor killing), the author's ultimate answer should convince you NEVER to allow Islamic Law to take root in America:
"First of all, in order to sanction killing, it must be through a binding verdict issued by an authoritative law court."
(but isn't that exactly what the "authoritative law court" allowed in their Penal Code to excuse the killer? So basically islamawareness is saying that honor-killing is ok if muslim authority says so.)