“Her father called 911 on Wednesday, saying he had ‘slapped’ his daughter during an argument at their apartment.”
Maybe he forgot he was under Canadian law for a moment, as Islamic law is curiously less gung-ho about penalties for parents who kill their children, especially when one stops to think of what’s higher on the list for Sharia’s punishments. That includes apostasy from Islam, for which the penalty is death, according to Muhammad’s own command. That is also of interest here in light of the victim’s reported refusal to participate in prayers.
But for children: “Retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2.).”
Apologists will protest that ‘Umdat al-Salik is but one book. However, it is one book that was certified as “reliable” as a manual for Shafi Islamic jurisprudence by Al-Azhar University, one of the highest institutions of learning in Sunni Islam. Why, pray tell, didn’t Al-Azhar, where one would think “misunderstanding” Islam would be less of an issue, kick it to the curb as un-Islamic, and morally reprehensible in general?
Meanwhile, how many others like Noutene Sidime live in terror in Canada, the U.S., and elsewhere, while the apologists spin and the politically correct maintain their polite silence?
Lastly, note the headline. Note what’s important here. “Family rallies around accused father,” by Irwin Block for Postmedia News, October 13 (thanks to Patrick):
“MONTREAL – The extended family of a 71-year-old father charged with aggravated assault in the death of his 13-year-old daughter has rallied in support of both victim and accused.
They spoke of Moussa Sidime’s commitment to family as they poured out their love for his dead daughter Noutene.
Standing beside a makeshift shrine of flowers and notes from family and friends next to the family’s Longueuil, Que., apartment, family spokesperson Mamoudou Kaba read from a statement.
In it, some 13 family members expressed their love for the “beautiful and intelligent” Noutene, who died on Saturday, three days after she was struck and fell into a coma.
Her father called 911 on Wednesday, saying he had “slapped” his daughter during an argument at their apartment.
Some of the girl’s neighbours told reporters that there was conflict in the family because Noutene didn’t always want to pray with her family, who are Muslim. But several close friends yesterday disputed those statements.
Qur’an 4:34: Allah himself establishes that a man can beat the women under his control if he fears disobedience from them. These are the consequences.
The family, with roots in Guinea, was “devastated” by the loss of the “beloved” teenager, they said.
She was “beautiful, intelligent and a brilliant student, much like her father.” Two years ago, she won a math prize and was making plans to follow her sisters academically, hoping to become a lawyer.
Poverty and ignorance can’t be blamed here:
The accused, Moussa Sidime, was described as the family cornerstone, an architect with degrees from Columbia University in New York and Universite Laval in Quebec City. Mr. Sidime appeared in a Longueuil courtroom briefly yesterday, where his bail hearing was postponed until Friday. His lawyer, Marie-Josee Duhaime, said, “He is overcome by the situation, he is very sad.”
Crown prosecutor Julie Laborde said she is awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the girl’s cause of death and whether a more serious charge should be laid.
If her death is related more directly to any blows received, a charge of manslaughter or second-degree murder is considered a possibility….