Sunday, November 04, 2012

UK Mom Kills Her 7-Year-Old For Failing To Memorize The Koran

Here's another heartbreaking story with Islam taking center stage, but in this case you can't blame it on some ignorant peasants in a rural village in Pakistan. This horrifying incident took place in the U.K. and was perpetrated by a university educated 32-year-old woman.

A mother murdered her young son and set his body on fire when he struggled to learn the Koran off by heart, a court has heard.

Sara Ege used a stick to beat seven-year-old Yaseen “like a dog” if he couldn’t recite passages from the Islamic text.

The beatings were so brutal that the boy died from his injuries, and his mother tried to burn the body to destroy the evidence, Cardiff Crown Court was told.

Yaseen was originally thought to have died in the house fire. But a post-mortem examination showed Mrs Ege had been beating and abusing her little boy in the months leading up to his murder.

In a videotaped interview with Police Ege said:

“I was trying to teach him the Koran. “I was getting more and more frustrated. If he didn’t read it properly I would be very angry — I would hit him. “We had a high target. I wanted him to learn 35 pages in three months. “I promised him a new bike if he could do it. But Yaseen wasn’t very good — after a year of practice he had only learnt a chapter.”

Good Lord, he was a seven year old child who should have been out playing ball with his friends, not holed up somewhere trying to memorize the Koran. Apparently, Yaseen's parents had very unrealistic goals for a child who obviously had trouble with memorization.

[they] had enrolled Yaseen in advanced classes at their local mosque.

They wanted him to become a hafiz — an Islamic term for someone who memorises the Koran.

Yaseen was coming to the end of a three-month trial period at the mosque, and Ege was keen for him to impress his Imam.

Mrs Ege told officers: “I was getting all this bad stuff in my head, like I couldn’t concentrate, I was getting angry too much, I would shout at Yaseen all the time.”

She also hit him with a hammer, a rolling pin and a slipper, as well as repeatedly punching him, the court heard.

She would allegedly lock him in the shed, tie him to a door, and force him to do press-ups.

She claims Shaitan (the devil) made her do it, and perhaps she is mentally ill, but it probably had more to do with her ambitions for the child being thwarted rather than mental illness. But it makes one wonder: if the child was being tortured by the mother, where the hell was her 38-year-old father Yousuf? Why didn't he stop the abuse? Daddy, of course, is saying he is not guilty of

... causing or allowing the death of a child by not stopping the beatings.

Heck yes, he is. They both need to spend a very long time in jail.

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