“A preliminary mental health forensic assessment had concluded that Peralta ‘was not able to appreciate the wrongfulness of his actions.'”
Of course not. He believes he has done a great deed of jihad for Allah, but that is something that the court is not interested in investigating.
And so this convert to Islam becomes yet another manifestation of the global outbreak of mental illness.
Did Carolos Peralta hate Jews before he converted to Islam? Or did his Jew-hatred come with his new religion? Was he a murderous thug before his conversion, or did that come with his new religion as well? It may be that he had showed signs of both before his conversion, and that those were among the attractions Islam held out for him. It may also be that these tendencies were born and reinforced within him by his study of the Qur’an and Sunnah. Investigators should be asking questions such as these, which would be illuminating for other cases. But they aren’t.
The Muslim man who murdered a Jewish merchant in Uruguay seven months ago cannot be held responsible for his crime by reason of insanity, a court in the South American country ruled.
The verdict reached over the weekend likely will send Carlos Peralta, a convert to Islam, to a psychiatric center rather than prison.
David Fremd, 55, was stabbed to death on March 8 near his store in the small town of Paysandu. He was an active member of the local Jewish community.
Peralta, the judge said, “must be in permanent treatment supervised by reliable third parties” for “suffering from chronic psychosis of schizophrenic type.” A preliminary mental health forensic assessment had concluded that Peralta “was not able to appreciate the wrongfulness of his actions.”…
Peralta reportedly yelled “God is great” in Arabic while stabbing Fremd 10 times in the back. He later declared that he “followed Allah’s order.”
The prosecution said he was put on trial “for the hatred he felt toward the ethnic and religious community represented by its victim.”