The apotheosis of multiculturalism. Ain’t tolerance grand? For everyone except Aminat Magomadova, that is. Honor-killing mother walks: “Calgary mom who strangled daughter gets suspended sentence,” by Daryl Slade in the Calgary Herald, July 15 (thanks to Josephine):
CALGARY – The Calgary mother who killed her teenage daughter by strangling her with a scarf more than three years ago will not have to spend a day in jail, a judge ruled on Thursday.
But, in suspending the sentence of Aset Magomadova and placing her on probation for three years, Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Sal LoVecchio said the penalty can still meet the ends of justice.
“At first blush (a suspended sentence) may sound like a get out of jail free card. It is not,” emphasized the judge.
“The court has said the act in question does not merit a period of incarceration. What the court has done is reserved or to use the word of the statute, ‘suspended’ judgment on that point for a period of time on conditions. If the conditions are satisfied, then the individual will not be sentenced. If they are breached, the individual will be brought back to the court to be dealt with further.”
Magomadova, 40, a refugee from the wartorn country of Chechnya, was originally charged with second-degree murder for killing her daughter Aminat, 14, on Feb. 26, 2007, at their Calgary home.
But LoVecchio deemed she did not intend to kill her, even though such an act required at least 2 1/2 minutes of continuous strangulation to cause death, and convicted her last October of the lesser included offence of manslaughter.
Dhimmi Christians are dead chuffed:
Marilyn Millions, one of Magomadova’s sponsors with St. James Anglican Church, said outside court she was relieved “at the compassion and mercy that has been shown” by the court.
“There were lots of tears and emotion,” she said. “If you’ve lived through it and you’ve gotten to know these people, it’s all in the context. It’s a lot different than reading a little bit about it. It’s a very different situation.”…