But now that the judge has refused to allow Mark Beebout to change his name to Yunus Mohammed for religious reasons, the ‘dhimmi’ media will be all over this reporting that a ‘Muslim’ convict is being discriminated against because of his religion.
Oregon Live An attorney representing Beebout told Judge Diana Stuart that his client had long been a Muslim, since before 2001, and the new name reflects his deep connection to the faith, new attorney Jonah Paisner said. (Yes, killing unbelievers is not a crime in Islam because “The Quran says that restitution for murder is bound by the law of equality #2:178 and that non-believers are not equal to Muslims #39:09)
Mark Beebout, 40, was facing nearly two dozen counts that included multiple charges of murder and sexual assault. He pleaded guilty on February 22 to two counts of murder and one count of assault.
But an attorney for one of the women Beebout killed argued Beebout is trying to distance himself from his criminal past — allowing “him to hide the fact of his crimes from his jailers, the public and from his fellow inmates.” “Mr. Beebout is not just like the (other) people before you today,” said attorney Erin Olson. “… Mr. Beebout raped and murdered two young women using the name Mark Beebout.”
Beebout was sentenced earlier this month to two consecutive life terms for the aggravated murders of Mayra Sophia Cruz Rodriguez (photo left), a 15-year-old San Diego girl whose body was found in Southwest Portland’s Washington Park last June, and Nikayla Powell (photo right), a 32-year-old who met Beebout while volunteering at a homeless outreach program. Beebout was a transient, and Powell let him stay at her Southeast Portland apartment, where she was found dead last July.
An attorney who represented Beebout in his murder case as said Beebout has been a Muslim for more than a decade. After both sides were finished making arguments, Stuart said it was worth noting that Beebout didn’t request to change his name until two days before his March 15 sentencing hearing.
After the hearing, Beebout’s attorney, Paisner, declined to answer questions, including why he also wants to change his name a nearly identical name. He’s filed paperwork to become Yunus Muhammad Paisner. Paisner, a member of the Oregon State Bar since 2000 and a former public defender, appeared in court wearing a taqiyah, a skull cap traditionally worn by Muslim men.