Apparently she only recognizes the authority of Allah, i.e., Sharia. “‘Smiling’ woman ‘stabbed MP twice in stomach after confronting him about Iraq war,'” by Rebecca Camber in the Daily Mail, November 2 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A Muslim woman tried to kill a Labour MP by stabbing him in the stomach ‘in revenge’ for him voting for the Iraq War, a court heard today.
Roshonara Choudhry, 21, is accused of knifing Stephen Timms twice in a shock attack during a constituency surgery meeting after she greeted the MP with a smile and offered him the hand of friendship.
A second later the accused allegedly lunged forward, repeatedly plunging a three inch kitchen knife into his stomach, sending the MP ‘reeling and staggering’ backwards, before staff jumped in to wrestle the blade from her grasp.
The Old Bailey heard how the young Muslim woman had plotted for weeks to kill her local MP, buying two knives in case one ‘broke’ when she enacted her ‘punishment’ for him voting in Parliament to invade Iraq in March 2003.
After the attack, she coolly told police: ”I just pushed it (the knife) in like how it is if you punch someone.
‘I was trying to kill him because he wanted to invade Iraq.
‘I was not going to stop (stabbing him) until someone made me.
‘I wanted to kill him. I was hoping to get revenge for the people in Iraq.’
Mr Timms, 55, suffered potentially life-threatening injuries in the attack days after the general election in May this year. […]
But in an extraordinary case, she has refused to challenge the evidence, saying she does not recognise the jurisdiction of the court.
In what is thought to be the only case in living memory, the defendant has refused to appear in court for her trial and has instructed her lawyers not to offer any evidence in her defence or cross-examine any witnesses.
The attack on May 14 this year happened at a local constituency meeting in Beckton, East London….
Mr Timms told the jury that he initially thought she was going to shake his hand when the woman, wearing a full Muslim black dress and headscarf, approached him.
He said: ‘She didn’t go and sit down as she continued to come towards me where I was standing to greet her at that point.
‘I thought she must have been coming to shake my hand. She made as if she was coming to do that. She looked friendly. She was smiling, if I remember rightly.
‘I was a little puzzled because a Muslim woman dressed in that way wouldn’t normally be willing to shake a man’s hand, still less to take the initiative to do so, but that is what she was doing.
‘She lunged at me with her right hand.’ […]
When she was interviewed by police, Choudhry is said to have remained chillingly calm, telling officers she had been planning to kill the MP for three or four weeks and had bought two knives at the end of April ‘in case one broke’. […]
At an earlier hearing, her lawyers entered a not guilty plea on her behalf after she refused to accept the authority of the court….