Nov 1 2009
…BUT WAIT, HERE’S THE KICKER…She did it because HE wanted her to wear sexy skirts, eat pork, and claimed to be a fan of Salman Rushdie.
A soft-spoken Muslim woman tried to slit her Staten Island, NY husband’s throat as he slept – enraged that he made her eat pork and wear sexy skirts, officials said. “It’s time for you to die!” screamed Rabia Sarwar as she pounced on hubby Sheikh Naseem, sources said. He woke early Wednesday to find her straddling his chest and hacking at his neck with a knife. The burly 41-year-old, a teacher overpowered the pretty petite Sarwar, 37, and grabbed the weapon.
The two have only been together for five months. For Nasseem, it was his third try after his first two marriages failed. The Pakistani-born Naseem was not a practicing Muslim but sought a traditional wife; their pairing was arranged through family friends.
But authorities said she was furious that Naseem stayed so Western: “She’s a very devout Muslim and she felt that he got her to marry him under false pretenses,” a source said. “He doesn’t really observe any of the traditions of Islam. She says he wanted her to eat pork, drink alcohol, and wear short skirts.” (What a beast)
She also claimed that his favorite author is Salman Rushdie, reviled by devout Muslims after writing the prophet-bashing “The Satanic Verses.” (Now there’s a reason to kill somebody )
Sarwar was released on $25,000 bail after being arraigned yesterday on attempted murder rap charges. Cops had no record of domestic abuse complaints against Naseem. NY DAILY NEWS
Quick! Somebody send this wacko to Afghanistan:
KABUL (AP) — The manager of an Afghan television network who refused to censor images of women dancing in short skirts and plunging necklines was arrested in what appeared to be a new sign of the government’s struggle to define the role of Islam in a country once led by extremists.
Many Afghan TV stations cut or blur scenes with women showing more than their face or neck, taking a conservative stance to avoid violating a vague government law that prohibits media content that is not “within the framework of Islam.”
Khodamani was arrested for refusing repeated requests to pixelate or otherwise obscure images of women dancing in short skirts or outfits with low necklines. h/t Weasel Zippers