Daily Khouri Update

NPR has an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald‘s Malcom Knox, who first broke the story that the events described in the book never took place. Knox brings up an excellent point, which I don’t think has received enough attention: Khouri had alleged that as many as 5,000 women were victims of honor killings in Jordan, making it sound as part of mainstream culture, when in fact the number is a few dozen cases, mostly on the fringes. There’s a lot of other discrepancies discussed in the audio clip.

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