Tuesday, October 10, 2006

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Tomorrow's news will reveal this:

A woman has been stabbed to death and her 49-year-old husband seriously injured in a domestic dispute on the Gold Coast... The couple's 19-year-old daughter was treated for minor injuries.
to be a Muslim honour killing gone wrong.

The woman was killed by her husband after she stepped between him and her daughter, who had converted to Christianity.

-- Nick

UPDATE: Story confirmed:

The Gold Coast Bulletin:

A PLANNED conversion to Christianity from Islam is understood to have triggered a frenzied domestic dispute that led to the death of a Muslim mother on Monday night.

Bangladeshi-born Dr Muh-ammad Hussain, 49, remains under police guard in a critical condition in the Gold Coast Hospital as police piece together the circumstances leading to the death of his 41-year-old wife, Yasmine.

The Courier Mail:

A RELIGIOUS feud between a Muslim father and his teenage daughter may have sparked a bloody domestic dispute on the Gold Coast which left the man's wife dead and him fighting for life in hospital.
-- Nora

UPDATE II: A new theory of the crime, supported by today’s Gold Coast Bulletin:

The mother was escaping from Islam by proxy. Amazingly she had persuaded her husband to send their daughter to a Christian school in Adelaide. We posit that when the daughter announced her apostacy, the father demanded that his wife kill the girl as her ‘crime’ was the mother’s fault. The mother, tried and hesitated, then stabbed the father, possibly in self defence as he tried to take the knife and finish what his wife started.

-- Nick and Nora

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