Scholar's torture causes child's brain damage

A Saudi Islamic scholar known for his regular preaching for kindness and mercy emerged as a man who does not have those words in his lexicon. The man is accused of torturing his five-year-old daughter with batons and hot objects, causing severe brain damage and skull fractures.

Her mother believes the girl, Lama, could be disabled after doctors told her she is suffering from a damage that is preventing enough blood from reaching the brain because of heavy blows on the head by her father.

The mother went on MBC television to expose her ex-husband, who she said had never stopped beating her up while they were married, adding that what he practises is completely different from what he preaches.

A two-minute YouTube film showed the little girl lying in the intensive care unit at a hospital in Riyadh and doctors said they were doing their best to save her life but that they cannot guarantee she would return to normal.

Alsaudi Arabic language daily, which carried the film, identified the Sheikh as FGH and described him as a well-known scholar who has been in the media for a long time preaching for kindness and mercy.

“This Sheikh who has always preached for mercy, kindness and sympathy is the same man who has used all machines of torture against his own daughter, throwing her into coma and threatening her innocent life,” it said.

Relating her marriage life with the Sheikh, Lama’s mother said it had been a hell as he did not stop beating her up and insulting her for no reason.

She said she finally demanded divorce but he refused, prompting her to go to court, which granted her a divorce.

She went back home to the eastern port of Dammam with her little daughter while the father was allowed by court to see the girl for three hours every month. When she was five years old, he was permitted 12 hours.

“Once he asked me to have the girl for a few days and I agreed…when many days passed and I no longer heard her news, I was worried,” she said.

“One day I received a phone call from the police in Riyadh…they told me my daughter has been admitted to the intensive care unit…I rushed to her and I was shocked to see her in that condition…I got another shock when I was told that the one who did this to her was her own father,” she added.

“He did that to my child at a time when he orders people to be nice and to fear God…he is the same person who used sticks, hot iron and whips to torture a girl not more than five years old…I appeal for the authorities and for all officials concerned to take action against this man.”

6-year-old boy raped, killed and burned

A six-year-old Saudi boy who went missing a few days ago was found dead with a charred body after his rapist killed him and set him ablaze. One newspaper said the rapist is the boy’s neighbour.

Police had mounted a massive search campaign to find Mohammed Salim Al Azmi after his parents reported him missing for two days from his home in the northern town of Alqurayat.

“His body was found charred near a bridge east of the town,” the Saudi Arabic language daily Sharq said on Monday.

“Sources told the paper that police suspect a 35-year-old neighbour kidnapped the boy, raped him and then murdered him before setting him ablaze to get rid of the body.”

Man kills wife, dumps body and reports her missing

Egyptian man strangled his wife to death doubting that she had been cheating on him.

The 35-year-old husband AHA suspected that his wife had an illicit relationship as she was not at home upon his return reported Youm Al Sabea’a

AHA choked his wife to death after having a heated argument with her.

He then packed her body in a bag, dumped her in a garbage bin and went to the police station to report her missing.

Police investigated into the crime after the father stated that he doubted his son-in law.

AHA was then taken into custody for interrogation where he confessed to the crime

Missing wife found naked with a stranger

A shocked Egyptian man who learnt his wife was arrested received a double blow when he saw her scantily clothed standing beside a stranger inside the cell.

According to a report in Al Youm Al Sabea’a, the husband had reported his wife missing. Police  investigations into his complaint led them to an apartment where they caught his wife naked with another man. It is alleged that the couple went to the apartment every morning.

The suspects confessed to being in an illicit relationship and that they were introduced by a common friend on Facebook.


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