Ashley Brown was not unattractive, only slightly obese, so what in the world would behoove this young woman to marry a big fat older Muslim?
Daily Mail Five years later, she is not around to express her dismay because she is dead, savagely murdered by her husband, Mohamed Naddaf. Brown, a mother-of-three, had remained alive in the bathroom for four or five days after the attack The 25-year-old had been bound, gagged, stabbed and had her long hair cut off.
A post-mortem examination found Ashlee had suffered injuries to her head, torso, buttocks and limbs. She had been stabbed in the thighs and had bruising to her right side, including her breast.
Naddaf who likened the attack to an ‘Islamic honour killing’ (a widely used way of dealing with disobedient wive in the Muslim world), believes he should not have to serve eight years for his crimes. (After all, under Islam, Muslim honor killings rarely get
When Ashlee was about 20 she rang to say she was pregnant and wanted her mother’s blessing to convert to Islam and marry Naddaf.
‘She said to me, “Mum, I need your blessing to become Muslim”. She said, “I’m three months’ pregnant and I’m engaged to Mohamed. I would really like to marry him, mum, and settle down and have a baby”. ‘I said to her, “Darling, I don’t know anything about the Muslim religion. As long as you know what you’re doing”.
Ashlee Brown told her mother she was converting to Islam to wed Mohamed Naddaf. Siobhann Brown gave her daughter her blessing and never heard from her again Five years later Ashlee was found dead on the bathroom tiles of her marital home.
Naddaf denied any involvement in the murder, saying he had been asleep, having taken medication, and did not know how Ashlee came to be attacked because he did not hear anything. (HAH!)
Her 37-year-old husband told police he found Ashlee in that state and chose to ‘care’ for her in their house at Craigieburn in Melbourne‘s north rather than calling for help. (Denying he had anything to do with the murder)
Naddaf claims he had helped his wife into their bathroom, put her down on a flannelette sheet on the floor and fed her water through a syringe for five days.
He set up a television and heater and brought Ashlee a pillow as he tended to her wounds in what a court heard was their ‘unkempt and dirty’ home. Naddaf finally called emergency services after Ashlee died on November 6, 2016 from complications arising from more than 100 injuries.
Ashlee’s mother Siobhann believes her daughter’s injuries and the circumstances of her death had ‘all the hallmarks of an Islamic honour killing.’
Naddaf indicated he intended appealing against the severity of that sentence and the case has now been set down for hearing by three judges of Victoria’s Court of Appeal. Ms Brown (below) describes Naddaf’s appeal as a slap in the face for her family, who may never know what really happened to Ashlee.