A MUSLIM mother-of-two and government welfare leech, who bit a chunk out of a woman’s face at a mosque before spitting the skin out on the floor, has been spared jail. Suad Awad, 41, lunged at extended relative (by cousin marriage?) Amina Essa at Shepherd’s Bush Mosque in west London.
UK Daily Mail (h/t Susan K) Ms Essa, who said she could ‘think of no reason why there could be bad blood between them’, was left needing plastic surgery for the wound above her left eye. Awad, a Somali-born MUSLIM immigrant who lives in Shepherd’s Bush, has now pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm at Isleworth Crown Court. But there was a phone call several months earlier when she was supposed to have made comments about the defendant’s husband.
‘Ms Essa says the defendant jumped at her and could immediately feel the defendant biting her and heard a crunching noise and heard her spit. ‘The defendant attempted to bite her a second time on the nose and Ms Essa moved her head and tried to push the defendant away and as she did the defendant bit down on the middle finger of her right hand. ‘As Ms Essa tried to pull her finger away the defendant bit again, holding it in her mouth.
Andrew Sheriff, Awad’s lawyer, agreed that there appeared to be no motive for the attack and said it was a ‘one-off incident’. He said: ‘The parties can’t assist with the motivation for the attack and the probation report suggests cultural or religious differences.
Judge Andrew McDowall handed Awad a two-year prison sentence, suspended for two years. He told the defendant, ‘You are saved from an immediate prison sentence by the fact you pleaded guilty, that you have family responsibilities, you are of good character and it would be undue punishment on your children.’ (GOOD character?)