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Muslim migrant murders his sister’s lover because he was not Muslim

Islamic law forbids Muslim women to marry non-Muslim men.

“And do not marry polytheistic women until they believe. And a believing slave woman is better than a polytheist, even though she might please you. And do not marry polytheistic men until they believe. And a believing slave is better than a polytheist, even though he might please you. Those invite to the Fire, but Allah invites to Paradise and to forgiveness, by His permission. And He makes clear His verses to the people that perhaps they may remember.” (Qur’an 2:221)

Danke, Merkel!

“Syrian shoots his sister’s lover,” translated from “Syrer erschießt Liebhaber seiner Schwester,” Bild, January 28, 2019 (thanks to Searchlight Germany):

Salzgitter – Did he die because he had the wrong religion?

An Iraqi (25) was shot Saturday night in Salzgitter-Lebenstedt. On Sunday night, the police arrested his alleged murderer. It is a 33-year-old Syrian. He is said to have opened fire because his sister and the Iraqi were a couple.

“The probable background of the deed may be the fact that the accused and the victim belong to different denominations,” said prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters yesterday. Because the Iraqi who was shot was Christian, and his lover was a Muslim. Presumably it was a thorn in the side of the Syrian that his sister was with an “infidel.”…

EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column with images is republished with permission. The feature image is from Pixabay.

Muslim migrant enters hospital, stabs pregnant patient; she has life-threatening wounds, unborn child dies

Nothing has been revealed: we don’t know if the perpetrator knew the victim. So we don’t know if this was an honor killing or a random jihad. We don’t know if it is a manifestation of the culture of violence that arises from the divine sanction given to the beating of women “from whom you fear disobedience” (Qur’an 4:34) or of the Qur’an’s command to “kill them wherever you find them” (2:191, 4:89; cf. 9:5), but it’s likely to be one or the other.

“POL-PDKH: Joint press release of the StA Bad Kreuznach and the PP Mainz on the attempted homicide in a Bad Kreuznach clinic and the arrest of a 25-year-old suspect,” translated from “POL-PDKH: Gemeinsame Pressemitteilung der StA Bad Kreuznach sowie des PP Mainz zum versuchten Tötungsdelikt in einer Bad Kreuznacher Klinik und der Festnahme eines 25-Jährigen Beschuldigten,” Presse Portal, January 12, 2019 (thanks to Searchlight Germany):

Bad Kreuznach / Mainz (ots) – Supplement to the press release from tonight at 12:38 AM:

As already reported, it happened on January 11, 2019 around 6 PM in a hospital in Bad Kreuznach: a physical altercation between a patient and a visitor. The patient was a 25-year-old Polish citizen. During the visit, a 25-year-old Afghan asylum seeker stabbed the pregnant woman several times. The latter suffered life-threatening injuries and had to be operated on afterwards. Her condition is currently stable. The unborn child was also injured and died shortly thereafter. The perpetrator initially fled the hospital and then showed up at the Federal Police station at Bad Kreuznach. There he was arrested and transferred to the police of Bad Kreuznach.

The public prosecutor’s office in Bad Kreuznach has started an investigation in cooperation with the Mainz Criminal Police. The motive for the act is currently not known. After the 25-year-old’s appearance before a magistrate, he was ordered into pre-trial detention for attempted murder and infliction of a completed abortion and dangerous bodily injury.

EDITORS NOTE: This column by Jihad Watch with images is republished with permission. The featured photo is by Bich Ngoc Le on Unsplash.

Muslim Migrant says he Stabbed University Lecturer to Death Because he ‘insulted Muhammad’

Since the whole Western intelligentsia agrees that one must not insult Muhammad, but that it is a matter of “respect” to submit to Sharia blasphemy laws, will Ali R. now be freed with an apology?

Ali R.

“Irish lecturer stabbed to death in Paris had ‘insulted the Prophet Mohammed’, says his Pakistani killer,” by Peter Allen, MailOnline, December 7, 2018 (thanks to Anne):

An Irish university lecturer stabbed to death by one of his former students had allegedly ‘insulted the Prophet Mohammed’, his killer has told French police.

The 66-year-old academic, named locally as John Dowling, was attacked and stabbed 13 times outside the Paris university where he worked on Wednesday.

Ali R., a 37-year-old Pakistani national, has confessed to the killing and told police he held a personal grudge against the teacher after failing his exams last year.

Ali – whose surname has not been disclosed by the French authorities – is due to be indicted for murder in Paris today for the attack outside the Leonardo de Vinci private university in La Defense business district.

Catherine Denis, the Nanterre prosecutor involved in the case, said Ali harboured an ‘obsessive resentment’ against the university for kicking him out in September 2017.

‘He came to France two years ago to join the management school, but did not pass his first year,’ she said.

‘Since then he had been returning to the college, and had become unwanted to the point that he was not allowed in any more.’

CCTV footage shows Mr Dowling chatting calmly with Ali at around midday, before the attacker took out a steak knife and plunged it into the Irishman’s throat, and then into his chest.

Ali has told police that the teacher had made fun of his Muslim religion during English classes at the university.

‘He produced a drawing, which he showed off in class, insulting the Prophet Mohammed,’ Ali said, according to Ms Denis.

Despite this claim, Ms Denis said ‘nobody remembers such an incident. ‘We don’t have proof of radicalization, but rather a feeling that we’re dealing with someone who is very religious, very pious, very practicing.’…Fran

Ms Denis said Ali R. was not known to the intelligence services, but was an ‘obsessive patriot’ from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

This Twitter picture appears to show the aftermath of the fatal stabbing outside the Leonardo De Vinci private university on Wednesday afternoon

He had just renewed his residency permit to stay in France, and had bought the steak knife from a supermarket close to the university….

Despite this, detectives have so far ruled out any links between the attacker and jihadi groups….

So what? He obviously shares their beliefs.

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by Thanh Tran on Unsplash.

Germany: Muslim migrant screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ and waving hatchet threatens people at Christmas market

“According to police the man is a 38-year-old foreign citizen from Bornhagen, who was heavily intoxicated.”

Merkel’s regime is so globalist and internationalist, or else so suicidal, that it is more likely, in reaction to this event, to ban alcoholic beverages or outlaw hatchets than to reexamine its policies regarding mass Muslim migration.

“Allahu Akbar shouting man waving hatchet threatens people at German Christmas market,” Voice of Europe, December 2, 2018:

A 38-year-old man has been arrested on Saturday after threatening people at a Christmas market in Witzenhausen, Germany.

Around 8:30 pm the police received several phone calls about a man with a hatchet walking along the pavement in the direction of the local Christmas market.

After arriving, the man brandished the hatchet and repeatedly shouted “Allahu Akbar”. Numerous people left the Christmas market having been threatened by the aggressive man.

According to police the man is a 38-year-old foreign citizen from Bornhagen, who was heavily intoxicated. Fortunately, he didn’t injure anyone….

The aggressive perpetrator was later arrested in the pedestrian zone….

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by louis amal on Unsplash.

UK: Parents who complain about 30-year-old Muslim migrant posing as 15-year-old in high school dismissed as racist

Britain’s collapse and imminent death as a free society will be at the hands of those who were above all things, concerned not to appear “racist” and “Islamophobic.”

“Parents were ‘dismissed as racist’ by school officials when they complained about 6ft 1ins Iranian migrant posing as a 15-year-old who appeared in their children’s classroom,” by Guy Adams, Daily Mail, November 23, 2018:

A couple of weeks after the start of this term, pupils at Stoke High School in Ipswich were told that a new boy was joining their GCSE class.

His name was Siavash, and he had quite a life story: Born in Iran, the teenager had been forced to flee the Middle Eastern theocracy in mysterious circumstances, and had since managed to cross Europe, with only a younger brother for company.

Having arrived in the UK – it’s not clear how – the duo promptly claimed asylum, declaring themselves to be 15 and 12 years old respectively.

Around the same time, they appear to have come to the attention of a refugee charity, which helped to house them in Suffolk, where there is a small but well-established Iranian immigrant community.

Like any unaccompanied child refugees, the boys were informed that, should they remain in full-time education, they’d be looked after by the local authority until reaching the age of 25.

Should they gain sufficient qualifications, the taxpayer would even be required to foot the bill for them to attend university.

Siavash could speak only broken English, but by all accounts he threw himself into school life, turning up at the start of each day with smartly brushed hair and a spotless blazer, tie and V-neck sweater.

In class, he worked diligently and talked politely to teachers. Unlike many a teenager, the bespectacled youngster even managed to tuck his shirt in.

There was, however, a problem.

Namely: Large numbers of the 668 girls and boys at Stoke High, an under-performing academy in a gritty neighbourhood of Ipswich just south of the city centre, came rapidly to the conclusion that the supposed new boy was not actually a boy at all, but very much a fully-grown man.

At 6ft 1in, he stood head and shoulders over many classmates, while his chin was flecked with stubble.

He also boasted a protruding Adam’s apple and a hairline that, from a certain angle, was starting to recede. In the cold light of day, many suspected he was nearer 30 than 20.

‘As soon as he started at the school, we all thought he looked far too old,’ a girl in Siavash’s year later recalled.

‘You could see the shadow of his beard on his face. He was wearing glasses, but they did not look prescription. It was almost as if he had them to make himself look younger. Everyone was making jokes as we went into registration saying, “What is a man doing in our school?”’

It didn’t take long for the rumour mill to creak into action, as students began to speculate that the Iranian asylum seeker was brazenly lying about his age in order to get a free education, and indeed remain in the country.

According to playground gossip, Siavash even confided to one contemporary that he was a married father of two who had decided to pose as a teenager because his academic qualifications weren’t recognised in the UK.

The parent of a GCSE pupil was told the Iranian had confessed to being in his mid-20s. ‘My son asked him how old he was and he replied that he was aged 25 and married with two kids,’ she told the Daily Mail.

This being 2018, the rumours soon hit social media. Around the time of half term, an image of Siavash in a Year 11 classroom appeared on Snapchat, a networking app popular with teenagers, accompanied by the caption ‘How is there a 30-year-old man in our maths class?’

Around the same time, parents began asking awkward questions, taking an understandably dim view of the potential presence of a grown man being educated alongside their children.

‘So my son’s school now let’s [sic] in 30-year-old men,’ wrote a woman calling herself Hollie Dayinn on Facebook. ‘That’s some huge security breach. Apparently, he sits on a bench at break times close to where a group of girls hang out, just looking.’

Desmond Newby, a 51-year-old father of two Stoke High pupils, was one of several reported to have removed their children from the school. ‘In one of the pictures I’ve seen of him, he has more of a beard than I do. I don’t want my kids there any longer until he is out.’

A third parent observed: ‘It’s not a nice thought that this man is around children and sitting with them at lunch.’

Eventually, the school passed on concerns about his age to the Home Office. On November 2, the day Siavash was due to sit a mock maths exam, it emerged that both he and his younger brother had been pulled out of Stoke High pending a full investigation.

The case immediately began to make headlines, with parents and politicians quick to raise concerns that the safety of potentially impressionable children had been seriously compromised.

‘He started FaceTiming my friend [using an online video link], sending her messages, asking how close she lived to the school,’ said one GCSE student.

‘She was a bit concerned because he seemed so old. He kept messaging her during the night, and in the morning he texted her saying, “Hello, how are you?” She told the maths teacher and was taken to the safeguarding teacher who looked at the messages and said there was nothing sinister about them.’

Serious questions were also raised about the school’s handling of the case, amid claims that complaints about Siavash had been blithely dismissed by staff, who in some cases had claimed the objections were motivated by racism.

‘I went in [to] complain but I was fobbed off. They are deluded and seem more worried about how the bloke might feel,’ said a father of two girls from Stoke High. ‘I am not aware of this lad having done anything inappropriate, but it’s clearly wrong that he should be in a class with children.’…

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured image is from Twitter.

Muslim migrant strips naked in street, rapes 68-year-old woman

Why does this keep happening? One survivor of a Muslim rape gang in the UK said that her rapists would quote Quran to her, and believed their actions justified by Islam.

The Qur’an teaches that Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (cf. its allowance for a man to take “captives of the right hand,” 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” (33:59) The implication there is that if women do not cover themselves adequately with their outer garments, they may be abused, and that such abuse would be justified.

“Man strips naked in street, rapes old woman,” ANSA, November 15, 2018:

(ANSA) – Ortona, November 15 – A 20-year-old Somali man stripped naked in the street and raped an elderly woman who was sunning herself on a beach in the Abruzzo town of Ortona on Thursday, local sources said.

The man was said to be have a protected status as immigrant.

The attacker first slammed the woman’s head against some large rocks and then forced her to submit to sexual violence, the sources said….

“I was afraid he wanted to kill me, but luckily I managed to break free,” said the 68-year-old at a hospital where she was treated for cuts and bruises and severe concussion.

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by Martino Pietropoli on Unsplash.

Muslim migrant murders the German Jew who sponsored him

Searchlight Germany speculates that Mohammed Omran Albakr murdered his sponsor, Michael Riecher, because he discovered that Riecher was a Jew and had sponsored the renovation and restoration of a synagogue. That may be. In any case, this is yet another manifestation of migrant gratitude, and a warning sign of the dangers of importing large numbers of people whose holy book exhorts them to “kill them wherever you find them” (cf. Qur’an 2:191, 4:89, 9:5).

“Was Michael Riecher murdered by a Syrian asylum seeker because he belonged to the sponsoring association for the synagogue of the city of Horb, Germany?,” by Fred Alan Medforth, Searchlight Germany, November 13, 2018:

More and more new facts emerge in the murder case Michael Riecher. The investigating homicide commission is now apparently certain that the Syrian asylum seeker, who Riecher accommodated, also murdered him.The initially allegedly good relationship between the Syrian asylum seeker and Michael Riecher had suddenly become troubled.Was it perhaps because Michael Riecher was working for the sponsoring association for the renovation and restoration of the synagogue of the town of Horb ? And that the asylum seeker Mohammed Omran Albakr, accused of murder, became aware of it? The daily newspaper “Schwarzwälder-Bote” reported on Riecher’s commitment to the synagogue:

The citizens of Horb are now being asked to make donations: until April 2015, they can support the permanent exhibition in the Jewish Prayer Hall Museum. Every euro received is doubled by Michael Riecher.

 schwarzwaelder-bote.de

So was it a murder committed by a Muslim with anti-Semitic intentions?

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. The featured photo is by Yosef Pregadio on Unsplash.

Muslim migrant tries to molest three boys, aged 6, 7, and 13, on a beach

In Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Islamic world, this kind of behavior is broadly tolerated. Women are so devalued, men look to other men and boys for sexual pleasure. Also, the Qur’an promises not just virgins to the blessed, but boys like “scattered pearls”:

“Those are the ones brought near in the Gardens of Pleasure, a company of the former peoples and a few of the later peoples, on thrones woven, reclining on them, facing each other. There will circulate among them young boys made eternal with vessels, pitchers and a cup from a flowing spring.” — Qur’an 56:11-18

“And they will be given to drink a cup whose mixture is of ginger, a fountain within Paradise named Salsabeel. There will circulate among them young boys made eternal. When you see them, you would think them scattered pearls. And when you look there, you will see pleasure and great dominion.” — Qur’an 76:17-20

“Pakistani, 19, tries to molest 3 boys on beach,” ANSA, September 3, 2018 (thanks to Insubria):

(ANSA) – Cagliari, September 3 – A 19-year-old Pakistani man was cited Monday for allegedly trying to molest three boys on a beach in Cagliari.
The man was allegedly caught by parents after trying to molest the three boys, aged six, seven and 13, while they were in the water, local sources said.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

Muslim migrant who murdered 14-year-old girl also raped 11-year-old girl at refugee home

Why does this keep happening?

Sexual assault occurs in all cultures, but only in Islam does it have divine sanction.

One survivor of a Muslim rape gang in the UK said that her rapists would quote Quran to her, and believed their actions justified by Islam.

The Qur’an teaches that Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (cf. its allowance for a man to take “captives of the right hand,” 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” (33:59) The implication there is that if women do not cover themselves adequately with their outer garments, they may be abused, and that such abuse would be justified.

In this case, Ali Bashar’s other victim was 11 years old. This may have been because Bashar’s reverence for Muhammad led him to think of children as sexual objects. Islamic apologists in the West routinely deny that Muhammad consummated his marriage with (i.e., raped) Aisha when she was nine, and go through all sorts of contortions to deny the evidence of the texts, but the fact that child marriage is accepted in wide swaths of the Islamic world, even by the directorate of religious affairs in once-“moderate” albeit now rapidly re-Islamizing Turkey, most clearly shows their dishonesty. The Diyanet wouldn’t approve of child marriage if it weren’t Islamic, as it explains in its own defense. And child marriage has abundant attestation in Islamic tradition and law.

“Islam has no age barrier in marriage and Muslims have no apology for those who refuse to accept this” — Ishaq Akintola, professor of Islamic Eschatology and Director of Muslim Rights Concern, Nigeria

“There is no minimum marriage age for either men or women in Islamic law. The law in many countries permits girls to marry only from the age of 18. This is arbitrary legislation, not Islamic law.” — Dr. Abd Al-Hamid Al-‘Ubeidi, Iraqi expert on Islamic law

There is no minimum age for marriage and that girls can be married “even if they are in the cradle.” — Dr. Salih bin Fawzan, prominent cleric and member of Saudi Arabia’s highest religious council

“Islam does not forbid marriage of young children.” — Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology

Hadiths that Muslims consider authentic record that Muhammad’s favorite wife, Aisha, was six when Muhammad wedded her and nine when he consummated the marriage:

“The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death)” (Bukhari 7.62.88).

Another tradition has Aisha herself recount the scene:

The Prophet engaged me when I was a girl of six (years). We went to Medina and stayed at the home of Bani-al-Harith bin Khazraj. Then I got ill and my hair fell down. Later on my hair grew (again) and my mother, Um Ruman, came to me while I was playing in a swing with some of my girl friends. She called me, and I went to her, not knowing what she wanted to do to me. She caught me by the hand and made me stand at the door of the house. I was breathless then, and when my breathing became all right, she took some water and rubbed my face and head with it. Then she took me into the house. There in the house I saw some Ansari women who said, “Best wishes and Allah’s Blessing and a good luck.” Then she entrusted me to them and they prepared me (for the marriage). Unexpectedly Allah’s Apostle came to me in the forenoon and my mother handed me over to him, and at that time I was a girl of nine years of age. (Bukhari 5.58.234).

Muhammad was at this time fifty-four years old.

Marrying young girls was not all that unusual for its time, but because in Islam Muhammad is the supreme example of conduct (cf. Qur’an 33:21), he is considered exemplary in this unto today. And so in April 2011, the Bangladesh Mufti Fazlul Haque Amini declared that those trying to pass a law banning child marriage in that country were putting Muhammad in a bad light: “Banning child marriage will cause challenging the marriage of the holy prophet of Islam, [putting] the moral character of the prophet into controversy and challenge.” He added a threat: “Islam permits child marriage and it will not be tolerated if any ruler will ever try to touch this issue in the name of giving more rights to women.” The Mufti said that 200,000 jihadists were ready to sacrifice their lives for any law restricting child marriage.

“Failed Iraqi asylum seeker, 21, who was dragged back to Germany after admitting he murdered a 14-year-old girl, ‘also raped 11-year-old at refugee home,’” by Tariq Tahir, Mailonline, July 3, 2018:

A failed Iraqi asylum seeker who was dragged back to Germany after admitting to the murder of a 14-year-old girl also twice raped an 11-year-old child, investigators say.

Ali Bashar, 21, allegedly raped the German girl in March at the refugee home where he lived in Wiesbaden, western Germany, local prosecutors said.

Bashar and an Afghan boy who also lived in the refugee home are suspected of raping the 11-year-old child again in May.

The second suspect is the same teenager who identified Bashar as the person that raped and murdered 14-year-old schoolgirl Susanna Maria Feldman in nearby Mainz, and led officers to the body.

Police arrested the Afghan boy while they investigate whether he was involved in the crimes against Susanna and against the 11-year-old girl.

They now believe the Afghan is 14 years old and past the age of criminal responsibility, rather than 13 as he has previously claimed.

Bashar himself remains in a Frankfurt jail after confessing to killing Susanna, although he claims he did not rape her….

Following a public outcry over the death, German federal police hauled Bashar back from Arbil, northern Iraq, where he had fled with his family but was arrested by local Kurdish security forces.

Media reports alleged that one of his brothers, who remain in Iraq, also raped the 11-year-old girl….

Bashar had first arrived in Germany in 2015 along with his parents and five siblings.

He should have been deported after his request for asylum was rejected in December 2016, but he obtained a temporary residence permit pending his appeal.

During this time, he got into trouble with the police on several occasions, including for fights, alleged robbery and possession of an illegal switchblade….

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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.  The featured image is of Ali Bashar who confessed to murdering 14-year-old German teenager Susanna Feldman. (Photo: Social Media)

Muslim migrant stabs his wife 23 times in front of their children

Deputy Prosecutor Brian Hultgrenn “alleges that in the days leading up to the attack, Sweidan threatened to kill his wife before she could divorce him or leave him….Alhafeth, 40, filed for divorce in late October. Her petition states the couple married May 23, 1996, in Homs, Syria, but the marriage was ‘irretrievably broken’ on Aug. 30 when Sweidan ‘attempted to murder’ her.”

If she divorced or left him, it would have been an affront to his honor.

Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders. Iraqi women have asked for tougher sentences for Islamic honor murderers, who get off lightly now. Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.’” And in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”

Until the encouragement Islamic law gives to honor killing is acknowledged and confronted, more women will suffer.

“This Kennewick father threatened his wife for days, police say. She was stabbed 23 times,” by Kristin M. Kraemer, Tri-City Herald, April 2, 2018 (thanks to Craig):

A Kennewick father of four is on trial for an August attack that left his wife with 23 stab wounds.

Abdul Rahman Sweidan, 47, appeared Monday morning in Benton County Superior Court before an initial pool of 100 jurors….

Prosecutors allege the crimes happened within sight or sound of the couple’s toddler, and involved domestic violence and the use of a deadly weapon.

Sweidan has denied the allegations. His attorneys, Michael Vander Sys and Eric Scott, do not plan to call any witnesses.

Sweidan, who is from Syria, has been assigned two Arabic interpreters for the trial. The interpreters trade places next to Sweidan every 20 minutes.

Deputy prosecutors and defense attorneys said Monday that immigration will be a question for potential jurors during selection to make sure they do not have feelings against Sweidan or his wife, Dania Z. Alhafeth, because of the couple’s status.

The family in 2015 came to the United States legally through World Relief as refugees, the lawyers said. They first emigrated to Jordan because of the war in their home country.

Deputy Prosecutor Brian Hultgrenn told the court he plans to introduce in trial background information on the couple’s relationship, including the “pattern of power and control that (Sweidan) exercises over the victim.”

Alhafeth filed for divorce in late October.

Hultgrenn said it started in Syria, then ramped up after the family came to America, to “a culture where women have more rights and choices and freedoms.”

He alleges that in the days leading up to the attack, Sweidan threatened to kill his wife before she could divorce him or leave him. The breaking point was Aug. 30, Hultgrenn said.

Alhafeth, 40, filed for divorce in late October. Her petition states the couple married May 23, 1996, in Homs, Syria, but the marriage was “irretrievably broken” on Aug. 30 when Sweidan “attempted to murder” her….

Alhafeth was taken to Trios Southridge Hospital in Kennewick with severe injuries.

She had deep gashes on the front and back of her torso and on her face. Some of the cuts reached her internal organs, court documents said.

The toddler, who was found locked inside a bedroom, had a spot of blood on his shirt, documents said.

At about the same time the neighbor was calling 911, Sweidan showed up in the hospital emergency room with cuts to his hands.

He eventually was identified as Alhafeth’s husband, and told medical staff his wounds either were from cutting meat or from a machine at work, court documents said.

When officers met up with Sweidan at the hospital, he “seemed calm and did not ask about his wife,” documents said….

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.