May 29, 2012
Prosecution: Muslim killed blind imam because he thought he was Antichrist
The defense attorneys for Hamza Boutouli, a 25-year-old Muslim, have admitted that their client killed the blind imam at the Muslim Welfare House in London’s Finsbury Park. What the defense and prosecutors are arguing in Boutouli’s trial for the manslaughter of Sheikh Maymoun Zazour is whether Boutouli could distinguish right from wrong or was legally insane.
Yesterday, the jury heard that after Zazour was discovered by mosque staff with a cord wrapped around his neck, Boutouli returned to the mosque while a witness was describing him to police and people “raving” about the imam being the Antichrist. The Haringey Independent reports the prosecution telling the jury:
Read the rest here.
Curiously, the Antichrist isn’t a Muslim concept.