Juror in the clear over MP3 claim

The attorney general has decided not to take action against a Muslim juror who allegedly listened to music during a murder trial.

Ruhela Khanom, in her 20s, was accused of hiding an MP3 player and earphones beneath an Islamic hijab or headscarf.

She was discharged from a murder trial jury at Blackfriars Crown Court.

The man on trial, Alan Wicks, was later jailed for life for murdering his wife. The attorney general's office said there was insufficient evidence.

A statement from the office of the Attorney General, Baroness Scotland, said she had "considered carefully the papers in this matter, in particular the witness statements, and has concluded that there is insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of proving beyond reasonable doubt any alleged contempt of court".

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The man on trial, Alan Wicks, was later jailed for life for murdering his wife. The attorney general's office said there was insufficient evidence.

This whole thing is only making news because the Juror who was listening to music was Muslim. No where does it state that a Muslim killed his wife, does it? End result that she was discharged from the juror's bench.

People kill people day in and day out. People die all over the place. The only reason this is news is because of the fact that this woman who was listening to music on her ipod is Muslim. All I see is that she did something that everyone who has been a juror in the past has thought of but got caught.

If the following was the headline, would anyone had read it?

Wicks, 72, was later convicted of bludgeoning to death his wife, Pamela, at their home in Hayes, west London, after taking out £150,000 life insurance. --Direct from the BBC (hit the link)

These sensational headlines need to stop. I'm waiting to see some mindless headlines like this: “Onlookers reporting lights in the sky during fireworks display!”

Well there is a story in the fact her being Muslim, and Muslim attire in general, helps get away with this stuff ... it would be hard for a regular person is normal clothes to do, but with everything but your eyes covered in a hijab then its quite easy.

I'm sure if there was a Western fashion like the hijab there would be the same outcries on practical reasons, it hides too much ...

yep, i agree that if Muslim was left out, it wouldn't be so news worthy...so the one to blame would be the 'news media and their tactics to stir controversy....could you imagine the 'feedback' if it was a Chav....LOL
(he probably stole the mp3 player)

SimpleRules said,
Well there is a story in the fact her being Muslim, and Muslim attire in general, helps get away with this stuff ... it would be hard for a regular person is normal clothes to do, but with everything but your eyes covered in a hijab then its quite easy.

I'm sure if there was a Western fashion like the hijab there would be the same outcries on practical reasons, it hides too much ...

From what I've seen in images, her attire was not a full attire but only on her head. Do your research bub.

And if you want to take it further, baggy ass clothing, hoodies and other such attire that is found through North America should be suspect as well. I mean, I'm no fashionista but wouldn't you say that it too "helps get away with this stuff?"

Sinz said,
From what I've seen in images, her attire was not a full attire but only on her head. Do your research bub.

And if you want to take it further, baggy ass clothing, hoodies and other such attire that is found through North America should be suspect as well. I mean, I'm no fashionista but wouldn't you say that it too "helps get away with this stuff?"

Apples and Oranges. We are NOT REQUIRED to wear these type of clothes. We can wear almost whatever we want. Do you have trouble telling the difference between a fashion, and a MANDATORY form of clothing?

I had recently seen a documentary, by Richard Dawkins, and in it he was speaking with a Muslim man about Islamic clothing for women. The Muslim came back and said that we dressed our women like whores. Dawkins replied that we don't dress "our" women at all, they dress themselves. Meaning that they're no one's property.

The ironic thing is that rape isn't epidemic here as you would think either. Rape is more of a problem in fundamentalist Muslim countries than here since most victims there are afraid to report it because they will be the one's punished and possibility killed for adultery if they had become pregnant through the rape.

SimpleRules said,
Imagine the shock of the other jurors when they saw a Muslim woman with wires under her hijab :eek:
lol

Killing one's wife isn't a serious crime under Sharia law, since women are still considered to be property to them, so she probably didn't think that it would matter if she paid any attention.

Foub said,
Killing one's wife isn't a serious crime under Sharia law, since women are still considered to be property to them, so she probably didn't think that it would matter if she paid any attention.

Even if you are right, that's got nothing to do with UK criminal law. I certainly hope if i ever end up in court there isn't some moron ignoring the evidence whilst listening to music, unless of course i'm in the wrong :)

EDIT: Not to be too cynical, but i wonder if there's a more specific reason as to why no action was taken against her!

maybe she was listening to 'pirated music' and the Attorney General will let the RIAA handle it...LOL...besides she seems to be enjoying the life and doesn't think the murder of another person is important.

beardedwonder said,
Even if you are right, that's got nothing to do with UK criminal law. I certainly hope if i ever end up in court there isn't some moron ignoring the evidence whilst listening to music, unless of course i'm in the wrong :)

EDIT: Not to be too cynical, but i wonder if there's a more specific reason as to why no action was taken against her!

Many Muslims don't fully assimilate into Western Culture. In fact there is a movement in England, amongst the Muslims, demanding that British Common Law be replaced with their Shari'a Law. If she were punished this same Muslim community would cry racism, as if a religion is specific to any one race.

Foub said,
Killing one's wife isn't a serious crime under Sharia law, since women are still considered to be property to them, so she probably didn't think that it would matter if she paid any attention.

what are you talking about? do you think in the muslim world killing one's wife is not regarded as murder. murder is murder be it killing your wife or any other human.

even still i still hope you were joking

Foub said,
Killing one's wife isn't a serious crime under Sharia law, since women are still considered to be property to them, so she probably didn't think that it would matter if she paid any attention.

Where did you get that from? Murder is Murder, simple as that. Women are *not* considered property.

zer0day said,

Where did you get that from? Murder is Murder, simple as that. Women are *not* considered property.

1) Wives are considered the sexual property of their husbands.

Qur'an 2:223 Your wives are a tilth (cultivated land) for you, so go into your tilth when you like, and send beforehand for yourselves.

2) Muslim wives are to be totally dependent and obedient to their husbands.

Qur'an 4:34 Men are the maintainers of women, with what Allah has made some of them to excel others and with what they spend out of their wealth. So the good women are obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded. And those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the beds and chastise them. So if they obey you, seek not a way against them.

http://www.truthandgrace.com/muslimculture.htm

and this depends on how one views it...as a moderate or a facist.

Foub said,
Many Muslims don't fully assimilate into Western Culture. In fact there is a movement in England, amongst the Muslims, demanding that British Common Law be replaced with their Shari'a Law

So!? 'The Monster Raving Looney Party' want the Isle of Man to be renamed "The Isle of Men, Women, Children and some Animals". Do you think they're going to rename it?!

There may be some people who want Sharia Law, but it's not going to happen here. Let's face it she's just a lazy idiot who was trying to skip her civic duty and using her religion [literally!] as a cover.

jwjw1 said,
http://www.truthandgrace.com/muslimculture.htm

and this depends on how one views it...as a moderate or a facist.

A couple of tips:

1. A page that bills itself as "A CHRISTIAN REVIEW OF BAD RELIGIONS AND BELIEFS" is not going to be taken seriously as a source of information about Islamic culture.

2. Anybody can cherry-pick from any religious text to paint them as sexist, genocidal animals. Try harder.

Also, in before a hundred examples of every sect doing the same thing.

EDIT: Nevermind the boredom thing.

Foub said,

Many Muslims don't fully assimilate into Western Culture. In fact there is a movement in England, amongst the Muslims, demanding that British Common Law be replaced with their Shari'a Law. If she were punished this same Muslim community would cry racism, as if a religion is specific to any one race.

Where?

I also note that British common law doesn't exist! Its English law in England (& Wales) - the fact you don't know this and think England = Britain tells me you're probably some American who couldn't point to England, let alone the Muslim world, on a map! Do you subsribce to the English Muslims for Sharia Law newsletter or did Fox News convince you there is a major movement in England/Britain/Europe/anywhere not in the US empire to implement Sharia ... quick, load up the bombs and weapons and invade us, we might be implementing Sharia to take away your freedom!

4tehlulz said,

A couple of tips:

1. A page that bills itself as "A CHRISTIAN REVIEW OF BAD RELIGIONS AND BELIEFS" is not going to be taken seriously as a source of information about Islamic culture.

2. Anybody can cherry-pick from any religious text to paint them as sexist, genocidal animals. Try harder.

Also, in before a hundred examples of every sect doing the same thing.

EDIT: Nevermind the boredom thing.

then maybe you can cherry pick and find a site that 'says' a Muslim does not view a wife as property....try harder yourself to as least add something a tab bit more concrete besides 'words'

Qur'an 2:223 Your wives are a tilth (cultivated land) for you, so go into your tilth when you like, and send beforehand for yourselves.

limok said,
what are you talking about? do you think in the muslim world killing one's wife is not regarded as murder. murder is murder be it killing your wife or any other human.

even still i still hope you were joking

What many people fail to realize is that murder is the UNLAWFUL killing of a person. In fundamentalist Islam women aren't persons. They are the property of either their husbands or the oldest male relative in their lives. At best it is considered destruction of property. Killing a man's livestock is a more serious crime. In fact if a woman is raped under Shari'a Law she can be charged with tempting the man and if she gets pregnant, from the rape, she can also be stoned to death for adultery.

SimpleRules said,
Where?

Much of Europe for one.

I also note that British common law doesn't exist! Its English law in England (& Wales) - the fact you don't know this and think England = Britain tells me you're probably some American who couldn't point to England, let alone the Muslim world, on a map!

Whatever turns your crank, sparky. BTW, I'm not an American.

Do you subsribce to the English Muslims for Sharia Law newsletter or did Fox News convince you there is a major movement in England/Britain/Europe/anywhere not in the US empire to implement Sharia ... quick, load up the bombs and weapons and invade us, we might be implementing Sharia to take away your freedom!

Remember folks, an apologist is one who is will to lie for their belief.....

Foub said,

Much of Europe for one.


Ah yes, I do remember they just stoned a woman in Spain for trying to divorce her owner ...

Foub said,

Whatever turns your crank, sparky. BTW, I'm not an American.


Do you live in Europe? Do you have a degree in European studies? I wonder what makes you so capable of commenting on Europe then.

Where do you live? I'm sure it will be the arrogant continent.

Foub said,

Remember folks, an apologist is one who is will to lie for their belief..... :rolleyes:


Ah yes, I'm lying for the bunch of Muslims running around my street stoning each other ... I am an apoligist for all the Muslims who are murdering their wifes in England.