“Chowdhury claimed killing was justified by Islam and included a passage from the Quran which said: ‘Cut the neck of the man who eyed up his wife.’” Killing of various kinds is certainly justified by Islam, but the Qur’an doesn’t say “Cut the neck of the man who eyed up his wife.” But if it isn’t in the Qur’an, could he have gotten this idea from any other Islamic teachings? Oh, yes indeed, and plenty of them.
“Jealous boyfriend killed love rival by stabbing him 20 times to stop him showing ‘intimate’ pictures of his girlfriend to her Imam father,” by Darren Boyle, MailOnline, April 22, 2015 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
A jealous boyfriend stabbed his love rival to death after he threatened show intimate photographs of her to her Imam father.
Gulam Chowdhury, 24, quoted verses from the Quran before stabbing Mohammed Yasser Afzal 20 times in the east London mini cab office where his victim worked.
The court heard that Nargis Riaz, 22, was terrified that Mr Afzal would show intimate photographs to her father who was a strict Imam.
Gulam Chowdhury, left, stabbed his love rival Mohammed Afzal, right, 20 times at an east London cab office
The Old Bailey heard that Ms Riaz had been involved in a relationship with Chowdhury and Mr Riaz for several weeks before the murder on March 24, 2014.
Her parents were unaware she was friendly with either man.
Chowdhury told Ms Riaz, a second year law student at City University, the attack was justified in Islam claiming: ‘Cut the neck of the man who eyed up his wife.’
Later he reassured her: ‘Don’t worry little angel, it’s me who’s a psycho not you.’
Chowdhury showed no emotion today as a jury of seven men and five women found him guilty of the murder of Mr Afzal, 22, on March 24 last year.
Riaz, who was also standing trial for murder, faces a retrial after the jury failed to reach a verdict after 21 hours and 37 minutes’ deliberation.
Co-defendant Muhammed Khan, 23, was acquitted of assisting an offender.
The court heard Ms Riaz had been dating both Chowdhury and Mr Afzal in the weeks before the murder, but kept both relationships from her strict parents.
Dramatic CCTV footage showed masked Chowdhury storm the E20 minicab company in Stratford Broadway, east London on March 24 last year.
He vaulted the counter armed with a carving knife as Riaz was stood outside during the frenzied attack.
Detectives investigating the murder found a series of texts from Chowdhury to her in the weeks leading up to the attack.
In one message, Chowdhury repeatedly asked Riaz if she wanted his rival dead and told her: ‘No one hurts Nargis and lives’.
Having converted to a strict form of Islam while held in an immigration detention centre, Chowdhury regularly quoted the Quran in his messages to Riaz.
He told her: ‘I’m going to sort this out and sort it proper, I will use the flame from my ancestors to burn the world of this scum.’
He also wrote in another message that his ancestors were ‘fearless lions that would kill for honour’.
Chowdhury claimed killing was justified by Islam and included a passage from the Quran which said: ‘Cut the neck of the man who eyed up his wife’….