It’s noteworthy how often these stories follow the same pattern. Muzzammil Hassan, the Buffalo, New York moderate Muslim leader who beheaded his wife, claimed she beat him, and he was just defending himself. And in this case, Turkan Lowmani “claimed that his wife had grabbed the knife first and he had taken it from her before a struggle ensued.” For Islamic supremacists, it’s always the other person’s fault, no matter what the circumstances.
Meanwhile, Tahir Khan QC says that Turkan Lowmani’s victimized, brutalized wife wants him back: “Lutfia Lowmani has no hostility towards the defendant for what happened. Lutfia does not want to face life without Turkan. They were a very close and loving couple. She is of course finding life difficult, but she wants him back.”
What this really means is that she faces ostracism and worse from the Muslim community, because of the suspicion of adultery that he claims led him to stab her, and because these court proceedings mean that she has not been a dutiful and obedient wife, taking whatever she gets.
Khan also said that Lowmani is a “peace-loving man who abhorred violence” and a “doting father to three children.”
That may be, actually. But Lowmani was raised in a culture of violence that calls for the beating of disobedient women. The Qur’an says: “Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.” (Qur’an 4:34)
And in a hadith, Aisha, Muhammad’s child bride, says that Muhammad “struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you?” (Sahih Muslim 2127)
So as he was led away, Lowmani shouted: “This is not right, this is not acceptable. I am not that kind of person.”
He likely meant that he is not some violent thug. He was just doing as Islam commands. He behaved perfectly reasonably, and should not be punished for it. And it is likely that in many Muslim countries, he would not be punished for this.
“JAILED: Husband gets 19 years for trying to kill ‘defenceless’ wife in ‘shockingly violent’ knife attack,” by Rob Lowson, Telegraph & Argus, February 26, 2018:
A “DOTING” father and husband who stabbed his “defenceless” wife 21 times in a frenzied attack has been jailed for 19 years.
Turkan Lowmani, 33, attacked Lutfia Lowmani at their home in Idle Road, Bradford, after wrongly believing she was having an affair with another family member.
Prosecutor Michael Smith told Bradford Crown Court that the “catalyst for the violence” was Lowmani getting in from work on August 3 last year to find his wife on the phone to another man.
In the assault that followed, which took place while the couple’s three children were in the house, Lowmani used a kitchen knife to stab his victim in the neck, abdomen, back, arms, and legs.
Neighbours had heard her crying “no, no, no” before she collapsed outside the house in a “bloody heap.”
Instead of helping his wife of ten years, Lowmani fled the scene and tried to dispose a piece of his blood-stained clothing in a park.
Lowmani had denied a charge of attempted murder, but was found guilty following a trial in January.
He had claimed that his wife had grabbed the knife first and he had taken it from her before a struggle ensued.
Mr Smith told the court: “This was a spontaneous attempt to kill, arising out of an argument over actual or perceived infidelity on the night of the offence.
“Perhaps the most significant aggravating feature was the presence of the children in the house at the time.
“All the children must have been exposed to the violence in some way. If neighbours heard what was going on, they must have too.”
Tahir Khan QC, mitigating, said Lowmani’s was an “unusual” case given that the victim had actually spoken on behalf of her husband as a defence witness.
He said: “Lutfia Lowmani has no hostility towards the defendant for what happened. Lutfia does not want to face life without Turkan.
“They were a very close and loving couple. She is of course finding life difficult, but she wants him back.”
Mr Khan described Lowmani, who had no previous convictions, as a “peace-loving man who abhorred violence”, adding he was a “doting father to three children.”
He said: “The incident was not pre-meditated [sic]. He acted out of anger and did things he would never have done.”…
One of the stab wounds hit her jugular vein, with others puncturing her lung, cutting her diaphragm, and piercing a vein in her leg, leaving her with “permanent” scarring.
Judge Davey told Lowmani: “This was a determined and sustained attempt to kill a defenceless mother of three young children which very nearly succeeded. “You have not shown a scrap of remorse for what you did.”
As the judge spoke, Lowmani sat in the dock with his head in his hands and said at one point: “This is all wrong, wrong.”
As he was being handcuffed and led away to the cells, he shouted: “This is not right, this is not acceptable. I am not that kind of person.”…