Oct 11 2014
KUWAITI MUSLIM father who brought his daughter to Britain to learn English honor kills her for using a cell phone
Faleh Ghazi Albasman, 59, stabbed 24-year-old Mashael in the neck 13 times in the flat that they shared in Bournemouth, before picking up another blade and wounding himself in the stomach. He says he did it for “honor” because she disrespected him.
UK Daily Mail (h/t Maria J) After being taken to hospital, Albasman spoke Arabic to a surgeon, asking him what the penalty for honour killings were in Britain, before telling him: ‘it’s all about the honor’. The final straw came when he found her talking on a mobile phone, saying that her behavior had become ‘inappropriate in my culture’.
Albasman confessed that he was ‘boiling with anger’ when he attacked his daughter, saying she had been ‘disrespectful’ to him and told him ‘to go home.’ The court heard Albasman had come over to Bournemouth, Dorset, with Mashael in November 2013 to be her ‘chaperone’. She had started an English language course in the seaside town, just before she was found dead by paramedics on March 30 this year.
Kerry Maylin, prosecuting, said: ‘Mashael Albasman was killed due to multiple stab wounds, 13 in all, mainly concentrated on the neck. ‘He was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to Southampton General Hospital due to his own injuries.
He was seen by medical staff including Mr Ahmed, a consultant surgeon who spoke Arabic. ‘Mr Ahmed told Mr Albasman that he would translate what he was told to the police and Mr Albasman said he understood and at one point told the surgeon “I have finished her”. ‘When asked who the “her” was, he said his daughter, Mashael. He asked Mr Ahmed a number of times “what’s the law here in context to murder for honor?”
‘He repeated on a number of occasions “tell them it’s honour, it’s about honor”. ‘He maintained in his final interview that Mashael had been very disrespectful, she had been talking on her phone and he maintained that was inappropriate in his culture.
‘He said “I was so angry. Boiling with anger. She said to me go back. A girl should not treat good men like me, decent men in this way”. ‘I hated Mashael, how dare she talk to me in that way. I was so angry, upset and mentally low. Mashael broke my heart. He agreed by killing her had preserved his honor.’