“Follow my rules or I’ll kill you…”
Imam Abid Hussain is about to face Her Majesty’s judicial system as he faces trial in Manchester, England for threatening to murder his own daughter.
The victim, 16-year-old Rabiyah Abid, reportedly refused her father’s plan for an arraigned marriage to her first cousin, currently residing in Pakistan.
According to the Manchester Evening News, upon being told that his daughter was involved with someone else of her own choosing, Hussain reportedly:
“grabbed her by the throat and said, ‘follow my rules or I’ll kill you’, before hitting her on the head at the family home above the mosque he runs at Northmoor Road, Longsight, Manchester.”
The Muslim cleric denies assaulting and threatening the life of his child.
It’s a Family Affair…
Hussain also stands trial with two of his sons, Nawab Uddin, 23, and Bahaud Uddin, 21.
It’s reported that the duo:
“robbed their sister of the mobile phone she used to contact the boyfriend they disapproved of and to have beaten her until she was dizzy.
They deny assault and robbery.”
It was also alleged that the brothers beat the girl so badly, she had to wear a veil to conceal the injuries.
For the Prosecution…
Crown Prosecutor Henry Blackshaw said of Hussain:
“He is plainly a devout man retaining traditional values regarding family matters, which is the reason for what we say was the offending in this case, because his daughter was not going along with his wishes in following that cultural duty.”