The TT published the story when it broke in 2009, and republishes it now, in full, below the fold. At the time, the TT received word that K. Hussain (48) was being sought in the murder of a young woman (named Ibithal) in Germany, the police initially thought that her cousin Ezzedin. A (20), who has since named the uncle as the murderer, had committed the crime.
NOTE: The TT was forwarded the partial names from an unnamed source.
A TT translation:
Suspect wanted in the murder of a young woman in Germany, is a Finnish citizen
IL: The district court (in Finland) held that the 51-year-old man may be transferred to Germany for a murder trial. (FRANK LEIMAN)
The family is standing firmly in support of the man suspected of murdering a young woman in Germany.
51-year-old Syrian born Finnish citizen has six children and eight grandchildren. Most of the children were with his wife today at the Helsinki District Court.
Family support was symbolic, as the District Court ruled that 51-year-old murder may be transferred to Germany for trial.
In its decision the district court, however, requires that, if the suspect is convicted of murder in Germany, he must immediately be returned to Finland for prison custody.
The 51-year-old denies the crime, and considers that the trial should be held in Finland. The suspect, according to the suspect, all of his close relatives and friends are living here, and is still suffering from health problems that prevent his extradition.
Court ruled, however, that all his children are of full age. Similarly, the Court viewed his back and leg ailments raised by the man’s defense, relatively normal health issues.
No prevention of transfer of the suspect.
The cousins were first suspected of the murder
The 51-year-old’s defense intends to appeal the district court decision to extradite, to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court adoption of a written decision is expected within a few weeks.
If Court’s decision for Germany’s request is positive, detained 51-year-old will be transferred to German custody.
The story is about a murder that took place in northern Germany in August of 2008. A 20-year-old woman was found slain on a highway rest stop.
The Westernised woman, before his death, was afraid for her life, and also lived in a shelter. On teh evening she was murdered, the woman was visiting relatives.
The police arrested the woman’s 21-year-old cousin.
According to the cousin, the real killer is the uncle, a 51-year-old Finnish citizen who allegedly traveled to Germany to commit the honor murder.
German authorities asked Finland to surrender the suspected killer.
The man, aged 51, was for many years in Syria, and had not been apprehended. Recently, however, he returned to Finland, and in his own words, voluntarily surrendered to the authorities.
Ezzedin A. sits in the dock next to his lawyer, Gerhard Thien, in a court in Hagen..
The Tundra Tabloids thanks Kumitonttu for sending the following story that was published yesterday in the Finnish tabloid paper, Iltalehti, which wasn’t at the time made available online. The Iltalehti article was the first to break the story that it was a Finnish national involved in the honor murder, but the Tundra Tabloids might be the first, after conducting its own investigation, to have found and published the names, or at least the partial names, of both men involved in the honor killing.
The Syrian uncle, who lives in Finland but still missing, is named as K. Hussain (48), and the Lebanese cousin of the murdered girl is Ezzedin. A (20), who now sits in a German jail awaiting trial. Both were named in a German article that the TT will include portions of after the acticle from the Finnish tabloid paper, Iltalehti.
Those involved are either from, or have roots in Syria, Lebanon and parts of Turkey. The murdered pregnant girl was a Kurd born in Germany, her live in boyfriend a Turk, the cousin has a Lebanese background and the uncle is from Syria, but has obtained Finnish citizenship. The girl was deemed by her relatives to have been violating her Muslim background, for wanting to live a Western lifestyle, and was subsequently murdered for it.
TT colleague, Henrik Clausen, states: “Usually the elders decide, and the younger kill, with the reason being, forcing the young to become killers is that they’ll serve less prison time than adults. Seems to be the case up to 21 years in Germany. Kurdish. They have even more family executions.”
Here’s a rundown: The westernized German Kurdish woman had already escaped her family and lived in a womens’ shelter for less than a year because her brother had been terrorizing her. The uncle came to Germany from Finland under a false name to organize the killing. The uncle then succeeded in abducting the girl after following her, and put her in the trunk of his car, and then the uncle ‘forced’ the 21-year to do the killing. The uncle had held a gun to his head and said: “If you don’t do what I tell you, you’ll be next.”
Those of you who have been following the Rifqa Bary case, know that many in the US judicial system have been more than willing to lend credibility to the parents of Rifqa Bary, that they would mean her no harm and that she should be returned into their custody unitl she’s reaches the age of 18. This monsterous incident is just one of many, that sadly show that it’s not just up to the parents on how their children will be treated, but also up to the relatives as well.
How many more murders of women shall there be, until law officials wisen up to the fact that the extended family is a factor to be taken into consideration as well? This German born Kurdish woman was living her own life, and for the last year of it, Ibtihal lived in fear that she would become a victim of violence at the hands of her family. This is a real life situation for female members of a family who are both Muslim and come from countries, or have relatives in countries, yet to be influenced positively by Western standards of morality or rule of law.
This makes the Rifqa Bary case all the more relevent in today’s America, because she represents thousands, if not tens of thousands of women and men who are apostates who want to leave Islam, or Muslims who don’t want Islam to rule every aspect of their lives. The TT calls the latter, ”the “mild ones”. These people need protection by the law, and that their individual cases will be taken seriously by law enforcement officials, as opposed to what has been happening in the Rifqa Bary case. KGS
- Danes Sentence Entire Clan for Honour Killing (How it should be handledby the state)
Iltalehti: A Finn is suspected of being together with a relative of Syrian background in the murdering of a 20-year-old female relative in Germany due of family honor. A 20-year old with Lebanese roots, but born in Bochum Germany, Ibtihal, was found shot to death in Frankfurt in a motorway rest place in Lüdenschen, 31 August 2008.
Ibtihal was visited the previous evening by her mother and sisters, and left after receiving a call at between 22-23. The next morning, the young woman found shot dead.
Authorities suspect Ibtihal’s 21-year-old cousin of Syrian background and a 48-year-old uncle who’s living in Finland in Ibtihal’s honor killing. The cousin arrested in May last year, but the uncle who holds a Finnish passport has been missing since Ibtihal’s murder.
The uncle blamed for the murder
The case has been handled in a court in Hagen last September. A statement from the 21-year-old cousin read in court blamed the murder on the uncle residing in Finland. According to German press reports, the uncle would have traveled under a false name in Germany to murder Ibtihal who stained the family honor and then fled immediately after the act.
- If you do not do it, you’re next, threatened the uncle living in Finland to the 21-year-old cousin, and then pushed the same pistol against his head. Then the cousin, as his uncle stood by watching him, shot Ibtihal to death.
Ibtihal, who is suspected of being honor murdered had been afraid for her life already for a long while, and had lived in a safety house for women less than a year. Ibtihal according to German newspapers had adopted a western way of life and had been living with a Turkish man outside of marriage.
The trial in Hagen continues in December. The 21-year-old is threaten with ten years, and life imprisonment for the Finn, where he to be apprehended at all.
A young Kurdish girl had to die because of her Western lifestyle. My cousin’s uncle is to blame.
[Hagen. She had no chance: On 31 August 2008, three shots at close range ended the life of the 20-year-old Ibtihal Al Z. from Schwerte. She died in a meadow on the highway parking lot "Sterbecker Siepen" near the A45 in Lüdenscheid. The prosecutor is convinced that the Kurdish woman born in Bochum has been the victim of a so-called honor killing.]
“Friends of the deceased had described the 20-year-old as cheerful. She refused the headscarf, insisting on modern clothing. And her conservative family didn’t like her Turkish boyfriend, who, according to a report by Der Spiegel in late 2006, had already made a 16-year-old Turkish girl from Frankfurt pregnant.
Defenders of Ezzedine A. call for an acquittal. Defence lawyer Gerhard Thien, my client says his uncle forced him to do it. You can not blame him. “In the end, therefore, there can only be an acquittal for the 21-year-old. “
NOTE: Thanks to Henrik Clausen for help in the German translation, and comments