In Muslim countries under the sharia, penalties for honor murder are lenient. Interesting and horrible to see this kind of sentencing in Quebec.
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.” (Source: Jihadwatch)
Add Canada to the list.
Sidimé will not have to serve the 60 days consecutively, meaning he could choose to serve on weekends.
He has already served 19 days.
Sidimé, 74, pleaded guilty to manslaughter after slapping his 13-year-old, Nouténé, so hard that an artery in her brain ruptured.
According to testimony in his 2011 preliminary hearing, Sidimé slapped his teenage daughter twice for not doing a chore in the manner he had instructed.
Even using the word “slap” is disgusting. This man socked his daughter so hard, she died. Cold blooded murder in the service of the Islamic code of honor.
“Quebec man who killed teen daughter with slap gets 60 days in jail,” The Globe and Mail, May 21, 2014
A Quebec man who slapped his teenage daughter so hard she died has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.
Moussa Sidime, was sentenced Wednesday, is expected to serve his time two days a week over 30 weeks.
The 74-year-old man had pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of his 13-year-old daughter, Noutene, in October, 2010.
The court heard Sidime struck her because he didn’t like how she had completed a chore and because she had been disrespectful.
It was Sidime who called 911 himself after finding the girl unconscious minutes later. She died after a few days in hospital.
The Crown was seeking a prison sentence.
Sidime’s lawyer had argued for leniency, calling the death an exceptional case.
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