...because of course the logic behind "tougher penalties for honour killings" must surely be the same logic that lies behind hate crime legislation.
As for myself, I don't know. If a fairly rigorous definition of an honour killing can be given, then maybe. Trouble is, the word gets tossed around rather wildly. The thing in Kingston sounds as a bit like a guy bumping off his wife for a younger woman, a crime which is not culture specific.