Sunday, 1 April 2012

Italy: Supreme Court Sentences Muslim Father For Child Abuse

This reminds me of a case in Canada where a 13-year-old girl died after her Muslim father ‘slapped’ her for not praying. Unlike my previous post, this has everything to do with Islam.

From ANSA:

Rome, March 30 - The Italian Supreme Court on Friday upheld a sentence for abuse and aggravated assault by a Moroccan father against his 12-year-old daughter.
 Defense lawyers maintained that the father, who allegedly beat his daughter with a broom handle for "corrective" purposes after she could not properly recite the Koran, did so because of "cultural" reasons and should be given a lighter sentence accordingly.
The judge dismissed the defense's argument, calling the treatment "violent and unjustifiable" whether from Italian nationals or foreigners.

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