We do not need to introduce honour crimes into our penal code. The means to deal with this type of crime are readily available but not utilised to the full extent. The problem of sentences being handed out that are ridiculously short is not limited to these types of crime either.
I also am aware that there are always multiple views on a sentence as mordoror mentioned, however this cannot be the argument to disregard the call for harsher sentencing.
What I find quite intriguing is, how much of violent crime in Germany is committed by convicted felons? How much is committed by first-time offenders? Can you really put pressure on convicted felons with sentences that have them out on the streets in a few years time when they stomp some guys head into a bloody mess?
Common sense tells me, no. I am no lawyer I do not, for a single moment, pretend to know all the ins and outs of our justice system, but even I can see something is not going the right way.