Skip to comments.Muslim family in Britain blames evil spirit for daughter-in-law's murder
Posted on 09/24/2012 4:07:09 PM PDT by markomalley
A 21-year-old Pakistani woman, who was pregnant, was allegedly smothered to death by her husband and his parents, who later claimed she may have been killed by an evil spirit, a British court has heard.
Nalia Mumtaz was born in Pakistan and entered into an arranged marriage with her husband- then a student at Wolverhampton University- in August 2007. She came to Britain for the first time in May 2008 and moved into his parents' three-bedroom home in Birmingham, the Daily Mail reported.
Mrs Mumtaz was pronounced dead after being rushed to hospital by paramedics who found her lying lifeless on a bed at the family home in July 2009.
Her husband Mohammed Mumtaz, 24, his father Zia Ul Haq and mother Salma Aslam, both 51, and his 24-year-old brother-in-law Hammad Hassan, have all denied charges of murder and manslaughter.
At the Birmingham Crown Court on Tuesday, the prosecutor described the defendants as a "traditional Muslim family with an emphasis on religious observance".
"Was she (Mumtaz) or may she have been possessed by an evil spirit which took her life as the defendants were to suggest both at the time and after her death? Or may she have died as a result of some unknown or undetected illness?" he asked the jury.
"Or will you be sure that, as we say, she was assaulted, smothered, by these four defendants all of whom admit they were present when she died?"
The court heard Mrs Mumtaz was thrilled by the prospect of motherhood. Both she and her unborn child appeared healthy.
But her parents alleged she phoned them at their home in Jhellum district of Pakistan the day before her death and told them she was "not at peace" living with her in-laws, the court heard.
Her father-in-law later claimed that during the calls a "djinn" or evil spirit had been sent from Pakistan.
The trial continues.
moozlums...always loving you, your family and each other...”religion” of peace.
“The Devil Made Me Do It” defense.
What?!!! No, the trial ends. Hubby - guilty! Hang him high. WTF! If you resist a burglar in your home you go to jail, but if you murder a woman and claim the pedophile mohammed decreed it, you get a pass?
Dear Winston Churchill, please rise from the grave and slap these idiots in the chops.
Damn savages. They need to go back to their backwards countries so they can live in the 7th century with their idiot religion.
The defendants must be off their game.If they had blamed Bush/Cheney they’d be found not guilty in an OJ Jury minute.
Harry Potter to “ “djinn” or evil spirit” <— Petrificus Totalus!
“Eenie meenie chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak!”
“Was she (Mumtaz) or may she have been possessed by an evil spirit which took her life as the defendants were to suggest both at the time and after her death? Or may she have died as a result of some unknown or undetected illness?” he asked the jury.
the JUDGE is seriously allowing them, IN COURT, to claim the girl was killed by an evil spirit ?!?
The djinn is loose!!
This what they preach. Youtube is dripping with fake djinns shown up by the witch doctors... err.. clerics.
Sick. As long as they stick to murdering their own breeders, I can at least stomach it. Muzzie self-extermination has an obvious up side in the midst of the sickness, just as the preponderance of American liberals wanting to abort their own spawn does.