March 22, 2007, - 10:08 am
By Debbie Schlussel
The “Religion of Peace” strikes again. Remember that Muslim who e-mailed me with a marriage proposal, telling me how “feminist” his religion is? Well, I’m not a feminist, but his relgion doesn’t even come close.
A woman in France asked her Muslim husband for a divorce. And now she has no eyes. Sadly, this act of extreme brutality only garnered a 30 year sentence:
A man who ripped out his wife’s eyes in a fit of rage was sentenced by a French court to 30 years behind bars on Tuesday.
Mohamed Hadfi, 31, tore out his 23-year-old wife Samira Bari’s eyes following a heated argument in their apartment in the southern French city of Nimes in July 2003 after she refused to have sex with him.
Bari, who had demanded a divorce before the attack, was permanently blinded. [DS: Gee, thanks for the tip. No more eyes, and yet, she's blind.]
Hadfi, a Moroccan, initially fled to Germany. He was arrested and sent back to France, where he was indicted for “acts of torture and barbarity leading to a permanent disability”.
Prosecutor Dominique Tourette demanded that he be sentenced to 30 years in prison, two-thirds of which must be served in full, calling the defendant a “diabolic torturer”.
Once his sentence is served, Hadfi will be deported and barred from ever returning to France.
His lawyer Jean-Pierre Cabanes meanwhile insisted there were extenuating circumstances.
“This is the result of a marriage that was arranged, not chosen,” he said, pointing to the gulf separating his client, who came from southern Morocco, and his young wife, who had grown up in France.
Cabanes begged the jury for leniency, claiming his client’s action “appeared to stem from a mental illness”.
Yes, we know what that “mental illness” is called. It starts with an “I,” ends with an “M,” with an “S-L-A” in the middle. (And, FYI, I originated that line, NOT the author and columnist who stole it from me for his book.)
Tags: author and columnist, Debbie Schlussel, Dominique Tourette, France, French court, Germany, Jean-Pierre Cabanes, lawyer, mental illness, Mohamed Hadfi, Morocco, Nimes, prosecutor, Samira Bari