Jews be warned
Will he be punished — especially considering Islam’s prophet said, “I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslims” (Sahih Muslim, book 19, no. 4366)? More on this story.
“Killer of Jew says Yemeni minority should convert to Islam,” from AFP, December 22:
AMRAN, Yemen (AFP) “” A Yemeni confessed on Monday to killing a Jew, saying in court that he had warned that the minority should convert to Islam or leave the country, but his lawyers said he was mentally disturbed.
“I killed the Jew,” Abdul Aziz Yahya al-Abdi, 39, screamed from the dock, referring to Masha Yaeish al-Nahari, whom he shot dead over a week ago in the town of Raydah, in the northern province of Amran.
“I have told them in a letter that they should either convert to Islam or leave Yemen, or I would kill them,” he said, speaking of the minority of a few hundred Jews who continue to live in the Arabian peninsula country.
Only the immediate relatives of the victim were in court which was filled with members of Abdi’s tribe, along with five lawyers who volunteered to defend him.
The hearing was the second, following the opening of the trial on Saturday.
“This man has wronged us,” said the victim’s father, addressing the judges, pointing at Abdi who appeared in a blue prison uniform.
Abdi said his act was “in accordance with a masters’ dissertation I wrote on their electronic war and jihad (holy war) in the name of God.”
Defence lawyers retorted that Abdi was “mentally disturbed” and had quit his previous posting as an air force pilot due to his mental illness. They added that he had killed his wife two years ago.
So, he’s 1) insane, and 2) a murderer. Question: Why was he not already incarcerated? Observation: If murdering his wife was not enough to get him put away, surely killing a Jew will only, what, make him a hero?
“He does not understand what he has done,” the defence said, requesting a referral for psychiatric tests.
“Such statements help the Jews against me… I want an American lawyer,” Abdi screamed in response, calling upon his tribesmen to sack his legal team…