#1 Afghan diplomat Mohammed Fagirad charged in all-day wife beating
02-14-2009, 03:55 PM
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An Afghan diplomat was charged Friday with beating his wife "like a dog" for more than 15 hours in their Queens home, prosecutors said.
Mohammed Fagirad, 30, a vice consul at the Afghanistan Consulate, brutalized his wife inside their Flushing home from about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday until nearly midnight, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.
During the attack, Fagirad bit, slapped, choked and beat the 22-year-old woman with a belt, pushed her down a flight of stairs and sat on her chest, prosecutors said. At one point, prosecutors said, Fagirad threw his wife up against a wall, held her there by the neck and then let her drop to the floor, where he beat her with a belt. Fagirad told police his "wife was a dog and he was going to treat her like a dog," prosecutors said.
When Fagirad left the home, his wife fled and went to the 109th Precinct stationhouse, where she filed a domestic violence report, prosecutors said. She then returned home. When Fagirad returned, he demanded his wife's cell phone and called police to file a counterclaim, prosecutors said.
The woman, who was not named, was hospitalized for bruises and scratches to her neck and back. Prosecutors said Fagirad's limited diplomatic immunity only covers work-related infractions.
02-14-2009, 10:16 PM
ah the religion of peace . . . .Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
02-14-2009, 10:18 PM
I thought it was pieces, head, arms, feet etc."If every poor man is to come here and start requesting money for all his children, the applicants will never be satisfied and the nation's finances will collapse." Emperor Tiberius: Tacitus:Annals
02-16-2009, 05:07 PM
I think he reserves it only for religions who don't automatically condemn that behavior and that teach that women are "less" than men.
Christian men usually want to take the wife abusers outback and give them a taste of their own medicine, but hopefully restrain themselves and let the law take care of it.
02-16-2009, 06:31 PM
1 Corinthians 11:8-9http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/...20;&version=9;
8For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.
9Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.Ubi Dubium Ibi Libertas
02-16-2009, 06:56 PM
To ignore the implications of Islam in this case is to be naive at best or willfully ignorant at worst. Wife-beating is an instruction from the prophet to his followers. It's not a concept derived from parable or analogy. It's not something sifted out of OT style stories or the product of textual analysis. It's a flat instruction.
This man's transgression from a religious point of view is a matter of degree and duration, not behavior. The religious point of view is germane here because the husband can invoke talaq which results in a de facto divorce. When the case is put before the Family Court, the case will be decided according to sharia law. Under that law, in a he said/she said case, he wins because her testimony is worth half of his.
Aside from a very tiny minority of Christians in this country, wife-beating is uniformly seen as a despicable act which violates Christan morals and serves as evidence of a complete failure of Christian leadership on the part of the husband. No authoritative Christian institutions sanction wife-beating. None. No legal authority in this country would take a Christian man's word over his wife's word in any kind of case. No Christian family would imprison or kill a wife returned to her father's home because of divorce.
Values do matter.
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