There is, of course, domestic violence in all cultures. So to post this is just “Islamophobic,” right? Wrong: there is domestic violence in all cultures, but only in one does it have divine sanction. Islam doesn’t teach that man may kill a woman, but once you’ve allowed him to beat her, accidents will happen.
The Qur’an teaches that men are superior to women and should beat those from whom they “fear disobedience”: “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
Muhammad’s child bride, Aisha, says in a hadith 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
Another hadith states: “Rifa`a divorced his wife whereupon `AbdurRahman bin Az-Zubair Al-Qurazi married her. `Aisha said that the lady (came), wearing a green veil (and complained to her (Aisha) of her husband and showed her a green spot on her skin caused by beating). It was the habit of ladies to support each other, so when Allah’s Messenger came, Aisha said, ‘I have not seen any woman suffering as much as the believing women. Look! Her skin is greener than her clothes!’” — Sahih Bukhari 7.77.5825
Why did he strangle her? “When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks…” (Qur’an 47:4)
“Val-de-Marne: Convicted of strangling a student and hiding her body in a trunk,” translated from “Val-de-Marne : Condamné pour avoir étranglé une étudiante et caché son corps dans un coffre,” 20 Minutes, February 3, 2024 (thanks to Medforth):
It was almost five years ago. On May 12, 2019, the body of Sandra Bignet was found by her relatives, who were tirelessly searching for her, in the trunk of her own car parked in Valenton (Val-de-Marne). Suspected of his murder, Shamran Mehmood Raja was tried before the Val-de-Marne assizes this week. He was sentenced to twenty years of criminal imprisonment.
Of Pakistani origin, the man, 32 years old at the time of the events, was also permanently banned from French territory. The president of the court underlined “the seriousness” of his crime, but also his “attitude after these facts”.
Throughout the trial, which began on January 24, the accused denied having strangled Sandra Bignet in her Franprix in Quincy-sous-Sénart (Essonne), where she was around midday for an investigation carried out as part of her master’s degree in marketing. On the other hand, he admitted to having moved her body after covering her face with tape because her bluish complexion “scared” him, and to having tied her feet and hands to be able to transport her, according to his explanations to the court.
For the prosecution, Shamran Mehmood Raja attacked Sandra Bignet, possibly after she had refused his advances: the body of the young woman does not show signs of rape, according to the autopsy, but the DNA of the accused has was found under one of the victim’s nails and on his jeans at hip level.
The body hidden in a cold room?
The uncle, brother and cousin of Shamran Mehmood Raja were sentenced to suspended prison sentences of one to three years for helping the accused move the body, possibly after hiding it two days in one of the Franprix cold rooms.
The autopsy considers it unlikely that the body of the young woman remained in the trunk from the evening of May 9 until its discovery, as Shamran Mehmood Raja defended: the corpse was too well preserved not to have been kept at a low temperature.
The victim’s relatives “are relieved that the guilt of each of the accused is recognized by the courts, even if (they) believe that the sentences are not commensurate with the atrocity of the facts suffered by Sandra”, said Julie Granier, lawyer for the civil parties, after the verdict.
Questioned after the verdict was announced, the lawyer for the main accused indicated that he did not wish to comment.