Pierre Picaud returns with a look at an unusual type of “honor killing” in the UK, and the larger significance of its Islamic cultural context.
A Subtle Cultural Shift
by Pierre Picaud
This case of enricher-on-enricher crime is fascinating on a number of levels. A Muslim boyfriend foolishly puts pictures of his naked Muslim girlfriend up on the internet. In revenge the girlfriend’s mother lures the boy to her house, where she bludgeons him so hard with a table leg that he later dies.
Placing the murder weapon in her daughter’s hand in order to throw police off the scent, and in the knowledge that the daughter is under the age of full criminal responsibility anyway, the perpetrator Gedu Bibi gets away with murder for six years.
The cover-up having of this inter-Bengali “honour” crime was discovered, and Mrs Bibi has today been found guilty at the Old Bailey in London.
Bibi, however, was initially and self-evidently perfectly happy for her 21-year old victim, Sumon Miah, to view her daughter as a sex-object and let them be “boyfriend and girlfriend” even though her daughter was but thirteen years old. (And why shouldn’t she have been? Her Muslim faith told her after all, that her daughter had reached maturity.)
But that was, of course, up until Mr Miah tarnished her family’s honour by positing the naked pictures online. Then he had to die. And was deliberately brought to a spot and killed effectively. And then the killing was covered up… the obliging culturally-sensitive British jury though (no doubt operating under the judge’s instruction) found her guilty only of manslaughter:
Mother who lured 13-year-old daughter’s boyfriend, 21, to his death after he posted topless pictures of her online is facing jail
A mother who arranged for her 13-year-old daughter’s boyfriend to be battered to death after he posted topless pictures of the girl on the internet is facing jail today.
Gedu Bibi, 47, lured 21-year-old hospital worker Sumon Miah to her home after being shown the photos of the schoolgirl.
Once there he was hit over the head with a table leg and fell into a coma from which he never recovered.
Mr Miah died nine days later from brain damage on October 17, 2006.
Bibi got her teenage daughter to tell police she had hit the victim in self defence after he turned up with a knife. Her 12-year-old son Fhalak also backed up the story.
Detectives shut down their investigation in 2008 but fresh information emerged two years later which led to Bibi and her former lover, 48-year-old cafe owner Lilu Miah, being charged with murder.
After a trial at the Old Bailey, jurors cleared Bibi of murder but convicted her of manslaughter and perverting the course of justice. Lilu Miah was cleared of both murder and manslaughter.
Just days before the attack, Lilu Miah had shown Bibi four lewd photos of her daughter he had discovered on the internet.
On October 8, 2006, he was invited into Bibi’s family home in Walthamstow on October 8, 2006.
After being knocked out with the table leg, the weapon was immediately wiped clean and then thrust into the hands of [daughter] Shuhina to ensure it held her fingerprints.
When Bibi was finally arrested, she claimed she was asleep when the killing took place, while Lilu Miah claimed he had been working at his cafe.
She was overheard by a police officer fluent in her Bengali dialect muttering: ‘One bastard died, and we have to go through this.’
While being photographed in the police station, she added: ‘It’s good the b*****d died.’
Did you spot it? The subtle cultural shifting prompted by demographic change?
In Western civilization for some time now, grown men do not have 13-year-old “girlfriends”; they have 13-year-old paedophilia victims.
Unless of course the man’s called Jerry Lee Lewis or Roman Polanski, in which case they would face howls of universal public derision and the ostracism of every right-thinking person in civilized society.
This is a story in The Daily Mail, possibly Britain’s most right-wing sympathetic newspaper, yet in the very first sentence it has unconsciously accepted that Islamic premise of a 13-year-old female child as a viable object of the sexual attention of grown men.
No doubt tomorrow the paper will run a story about yet another Muslim child-rape gang, and incredulously ask itself: “Why?”
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