I guess this would be considered throwing Obama under the bus?
“He comes from a culture where he thinks this is appropriate conduct, where he can hit his wife. He actually believed he had the right to hit his wife and discipline his wife.”
In a lengthy speech before D’Emic pronounced sentence, a sobbing Hussain said, “I am true Muslim. I never fight with my wife.”
Through a Punjabi translator, he proclaimed, “In the name of Allah . . . ” before blaming his wife’s death on cancer and a heart attack.
“There is no witness and no complainant in this case . . . they should bring some proof,” he said, adding, “I’m in jail for 40 months, and day and night I recite the Koran.”
“His inability to speak English and his inability to have Pakistani food will make his incarceration even more difficult than the average inmate,” defense attorney Julie Clark wrote in court papers seeking the minimum 15 years to life sentence for Noor Hussain.
KHOU He’s talking about his American flag that he proudly put up when he moved in just a few days ago. But then an apartment manager at the Lodge on El Dorado told him he had to take it down. “What really stunned me is that she said it’s a threat towards the Muslim community,” said Tran. “I’m not a threat toward anybody.”
But there are other patriotic symbols hanging from other balconies in the complex, and Tran doesn’t plan to budge. To Tran it’s about so much more than stars and stripes. “I have friends that died for this country,” he said.
Participants argued that discourses and languages used in the media, popular culture, schools and religious centers are extremely important. Religious leaders and decision makers should lead a process of reforming these areas.
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The pilot survived.