May 25, 2014

NEWS FROM MULTICULTURAL AMERICA: Man Charged With Killing Wife For Making Vegetarian Dinner. “Noor Hussain, 75, was so outraged over the vegetarian fare that he pummeled his wife, Nazar Hussain, 66, with a stick until she was a ‘bloody mess,’ according to prosecutors and court papers. . . . Defense attorney Julie Clark admitted Hussain beat his wife — but argued that he is guilty of only manslaughter because he didn’t intend to kill her. In Pakistan, Clark said, beating one’s wife is customary. ‘He comes from a culture where he thinks this is appropriate conduct, where he can hit his wife,’ Clark said in her opening statements at the Brooklyn Supreme Court bench trial. ‘He culturally believed he had the right to hit his wife and discipline his wife.’”