Aset Magomadova, a devout Muslim (I’m sure that had nothing to do with the decision) living in Calgary Canada, strangled her 14 year old daughter, Aminat, to death and received three years’ probation and a suspended sentence. That’s right, no jail time. The judge rejected the government’s request for a 12 year prison term (in itself a rather light sentence for killing a child), apparently the court felt that the mother didn’t intend to kill the girl, despite the fact that it would take several minutes for the child to die of strangulation and she would have had to keep pulling on the scarf she used long after the child stopped struggling to kill the girl. (You see, people tend to pass out before the actually die.) The mother claimed it was all in self defense when Aminat refused to go to court (Aminat had her own problems) and the 14 year old attacked the mother with a knife while she was peacefully praying. A knife was found, but oddly Aminat’s fingerprints were not on the knife. (I guess the child was such a clean person that she remembered to clean off the knife after she had been strangled.) Interestingly, the mother was able to wrap the scarf twice around the girl’s neck while Aminat was flailing at her with a sharp knife after she was surprised while praying to Allah. Does something seem wrong here, or is it just me?
Aset Magomadova leaves court after first day of sentencing. Since she kills children with scarfs; shouldn’t they at least prevent her from carrying deadly weapons in public.
Apparently, were supposed to feel compassion for the killer.
“Jennifer Koshan, an associate professor at the University of Calgary’s faculty of law who researches family violence, said the vast majority of fatal family violence cases involve husbands killing their wives.
“It’s relatively unusual to see a mother killing a child, especially an older child,” said Koshan. “So it’s rare for the court to be faced with this situation. Maybe that influenced the judge in his decision.”
So the fact that it is rare to “see a mother killing a child” (a lot less common in Muslim honor killings, remember the girl had a court hearing) is a mitigating factor now? I guess you should get away murder as long as you’re creative enough about it that its rare.
Marilyn Millions, one of Magomadova’s sponsors with St. James Anglican Church, said outside court she was relieved “at the compassion and mercy that has been shown” by the court.
“There were lots of tears and emotion,” she said. “If you’ve lived through it and you’ve gotten to know these people, it’s all in the context. It’s a lot different than reading a little bit about it. It’s a very different situation.”
Millions also said it was the wish of the family that “people would know mental-health services for young people and help for their families will be improved, and changes made to the system, so that others who have to go through similar situations do not fall through the cracks.”
There is something wrong with the Anglican Church and I think they are the ones who need mental health services. Not only are we to ignore the plain facts and let a murdering piece of s!$% go free without punishment, but we’re supposed to blame “mental-health services” for all of this. After all, we have to improve government assistance for these people because the murder would not have happened if the mental-health services were better. It therefore follows that it wasn’t the mother’s fault at all. I guess there is no such thing as personal responsibility.
The government plans on appealing the sentence. Good luck with that, given the state of the insane asylum that is the Canadian judicial system. Meanwhile, Aminat has been in the ground for three years, and the murderer got a good talking to, so I guess it’s all fair and just now.
Source: The Vancouver Sun