UPDATE: Much thanks to Micha in Germany for tracking down a picture for us. Notice that the man's face is protected and the victims of these "honor" murders are always beautiful.
The savage Önder B. and Müjde
Very difficult to track down photos of victims of honor murders. I am still waiting for pictures of the three young girls and their "aunt" (the murdering father's second wife), who were honor murdered and found in a submerged car in Canada. The media doesn't run the photos of the victims. It's rare. They don't want to humanize these brutalized girls. It's more of the abject immorality of a corrupt, debased media.
This honor killing is difficult to stomach. This is a culture from some other planet.
"And because she was 'already so disfigured from the stabbing and beating that she would hate me for the rest of her life,' he got into his car and ran over her body several times."
"Muslim man sentenced to life in jail after killing his German-born wife because she was 'too independent'," by Allan Hall for the Daily Mail, August 20 (thanks to Lazy Buddha):
A Muslim asylum seeker has been sentenced to life in prison after killing his German-born wife because she was 'too independent', a court in Germany heard today.
The 27-year-old Kurdish man, identified only as Onder B, was found guilty today of stabbing his wife in the eyes, beating her with a billiard cue and then running over her in his car.
His mother-in-law had once told him to be 'strict' with her strong-willed daughter, Mujde - who was also Onder's cousin.
On New Year's Eve 2008 he stabbed his 18-year-old wife Mujde 46 times and beat her with a billiard cue.
And because she was 'already so disfigured from the stabbing and beating that she would hate me for the rest of her life,' he got into his car and ran over her body several times.
Bielefeld District Court judge Jutta Albert convicted him on a charge of murder arising from base motives, and one of cruelty, because the defend ant stabbed his wife in both eyeballs while she was still alive.
The case has pulled into sharp focus the cultural differences between Western values and the estimated three million Muslim immigrants living and working in Germany.
Bielefeld District Court judge Jutta Albert clashed repeatedly this week with family members of both victim and defendant as details of the horrific case unfolded.
'One more remark from you and you'll be removed!' she told the victim’s mother. 'Do you think you can behave here as if you were in a Turkish bazaar?'
The killer arrived in Germany as an asylum seeker, in 2001. He was 19 and Mujde was 11 at the time.
He married a Turkish woman 10 years his senior, but the couple soon separated.
He returned home to Turkey in 2003, where he performed his mandatory military service, coming back Germany in 2006.