Just got this, and what a light sentence!
That’ll stop’em for sure!
Updated October 17, 2012, 4:56 am
A man has been sentenced to eight-and-a-half years’ jail for severing a woman’s tongue.
Mohammed Tasleem Tahir was in a relationship with Catherine Skinner in Adelaide, and when she moved to the Gold Coast, he followed her.
The Southport District Court heard in November 2010, the then 21-year-old attacked Ms Skinner in her apartment.
The Crown prosecutor told the court Tahir smashed an empty bottle over the 20-year-old’s head several times, fracturing her eye socket.
Tahir then dragged a knife across her face, cutting her mouth and severing her tongue, the court heard.
Judge Katherine McGinness sentenced Tahir to eight-and-a-half years’ jail.
She ordered he be eligible for parole after serving a third of his sentence.
A woman in the public gallery gasped when the judge explained that, due to time already served, Tahir could be released in September next year.
A SOUTH Australian man who brutally cut off of his ex-girlfriend’s tongue in a jealous rage on the Gold Coast has been jailed for 8-and-a-half years.
Mohammed Tasleem Tahir, 23, pleaded guilty in the Southport District Court to causing grievous bodily harm to his 20-year-old former partner.
Judge Katherine McGinness condemned his attack as “persistent and devastating”.
But due to his youth and lack of violent criminal history she set him parole eligibility from September next year.
Tahir admitted he followed his ex-partner from Adelaide to the Gold Coast in 2010 and confronted her in her apartment on November 13 claiming he wanted to ‘repair’ the relationship.
When she resisted he bashed her with an large, empty Bundaberg Rum bottle and used a knife to cut slits in the corners of her lips and to sever part of her tongue.
He then strangled her in the bedroom and only stopped when she played dead.
Concerned neighbours heard a”bloodcurdling scream” and called police who kicked down the apartment door and found the bloodied pair in the unit.
The woman required intensive care for her mouth, tongue, facial gashes and a fractured eye socket.
Today the court was told the woman had suffered permanent facial scarring and despite surgery to repair her tongue she had lost sensation and still had trouble speaking.
She did not attend court today.
Barrister Michael Byrne QC said Tahir regretted his actions and had begun attending Muslim prayer sessions five times a day in jail.
Judge McGinness rejected an application by the Crown to declare Tahir a serious violent offender.
So far as I can see from the account of the attack, which was ferocious, he intended to kill her. Yet if he plays his cards right he could be out of jail by September next year. I find it very difficult to comprehend the lightness and brevity of the sentence, given that even non-Muslim men who do the kind of thing he did – stalk and attack a former spouse, de facto or girlfriend – tend to represent a permanent menace to their victims. I would bet good money that the moment this man is out of jail he will – because of the Muslim honour-shame mindset – go after her again, even more obsessively than would a thwarted non-Muslim abuser.
The take-home lessons here…
- It is exceedingly unwise to become emotionally or sexually involved with a Muslim man.
- This Australian judge, Katherine McGinness, appears to be quite the dhimmi. At the very least, she has no concept of the mindset of a Muslim would-be honor murderer, nor of the dangers posed to the public by stalkers of any stripe. Anyone who is that oblivious is unfit to serve as a judge.