In most media reports about this story, you’d hardly know the killer was a Muslim.
Vancouver Sun Moussa Sidime called 911 Wednesday evening to report his daughter was in distress. He told police he slapped her in the heat of an argument in their family home in an apartment in Longueuil, Que. She was unconscious and bleeding heavily from her nose, police reported.
There were rumors discounted that the girl might have been rebelling against her father and his adherence to Muslim rituals.
Paramedics tried to revive her on the scene as neighbours watched, but she fell into a coma from which she never recovered. She died Saturday at 10 p.m. at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.
Her father was initially charged with aggravated assault, but now will likely face more serious charges, depending on the Crown prosecutor’s decision. “Her father was very demanding” of Noutene and her two older brothers, Robert said. “We would hear him yelling at her, and at her mother.”
Another neighbour said Noutene had been reluctant to go home Wednesday because her father was calling her for evening prayers. Longueuil police, however, said there was no reason to believe her death was part of an honour crime. (NO Reason? Only Muslims repeatedly kill their daughters for such ‘heinous’ crimes as not wanting to pray 5 times a day or refusing to wear a hijab on her head)
H/T to all BNI readers who gave me a heads up on this.