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Man beats breastfeeding wife for being ‘lazy’

13 Jun 2012, 11:36

Published: 13 Jun 2012 11:36 GMT+02:00

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“He said he was going to continue until I became wiser,” the wife said to police, according to newspaper Metro.

The affronted man had allegedly asked his wife to make him some breakfast and became very angry and agitated when she instead chose to continue to breastfeed their infant daughter.

According to the paper, the enraged husband turned on his nursing wife with two electrical cables and continued to whip her on the bed until her back, arms, shoulders and legs were welted and oozing with blood.

The woman said that the beating went on for at least fifteen minutes and that she was in so much pain that she could not sleep for several nights after.

The man has admitted to beating his wife, saying that he wanted to encourage her to become more “active” around the house. According to him she had been lax with the cleaning recently and kept “lying down” instead.

The man was subsequently convicted by the Helsingborg District Court to eight months in prison.

The court felt that the crime was such a serious breach of the “respect and care that spouses should have for each other” that it warranted a prison sentence despite the fact that the man didn't have a previous criminal record.

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12:08 June 13, 2012 by alecLoTh
She was "lying down" because she not only just bore you a child, but cares for it even while you sleep, you despicable man.
12:18 June 13, 2012 by Atlas
Beat the crap out of this piece of sh!t until hi bleeds too...and put some salt on his wounds as well...
13:08 June 13, 2012 by NyDag
What ethnicity was he? Do I even need to ask? Can someone provide a link to the police file relating to this? Thanks.
13:28 June 13, 2012 by Breizh
Despicable and repulsive.
13:28 June 13, 2012 by Cephalectomy
my idol ^^
13:31 June 13, 2012 by Svensksmith
I hope he likes prison chow.
13:45 June 13, 2012 by StockholmSam
He was too lazy to get up and fix himself a snack, apparently.
14:11 June 13, 2012 by Beef
Awful story..

@nyDag, your point? Your agenda? So you find out he was black/arabic, if you have something to say, just say it. I detest once again your racist undertone..

It's awful and hope he's duly punished whatever his race, creed or colour happens to be.
14:21 June 13, 2012 by strixy
I'm sure he was an ethnic Swede... .
14:26 June 13, 2012 by Breizh
@NyDag : the most important thing to know is that he is a jackass. Don't generalize.
14:43 June 13, 2012 by Stonebridge
Another excuse for theLocal's journalists to get a picture of breasts on their website.
15:21 June 13, 2012 by NyDag
No doubt he is a jackass, but jackasses who beat their wives are more prevalent in a certain culture ... and I am sure we all know which one that is. Wasn't there an undercover TV crew who pointed this out a while ago?
15:28 June 13, 2012 by VicTaulic
How many REAL Swedish men even own a whip?
15:32 June 13, 2012 by vb74
@NyDag Your right.
15:32 June 13, 2012 by Breizh
The TV crew investigated domestic violence within one group only, not the whole problem, besides what did you expect from the religious leaders to tell the women? they came seeking religious advice, not penal advice. Spiritual authority is always linked to conservatism, in any religion, I hope that women seek the secular authorities, as this one obviously did, when facing mistreatment.
17:01 June 13, 2012 by philster61
Stonebridge. Are you complaining? Nothing wrong with breasts. The more the merrier....
17:43 June 13, 2012 by notaswed
nobody has the right to whip the other,,, this act must not be entertained in any society. Its pure act of violence which brings insecurity at homes.
17:53 June 13, 2012 by Liquidmonkey
didn't even make it past the picture.

19:48 June 13, 2012 by Beef

I ask again, what's your agenda on this forum? Making an extreme political statement about an horrible crime.

If you want to make a general statement about domestic violence, remember as a Swede, your own government has restricted alcohol sales and will not relax it for risk of alcoholism and the increase of domestic violence, based on research by YOUR government about YOUR own people, long before this immigrant group that you despise so much set foot in this country.

So if you want to make a statement based on your own extreme views, I give you my above example based on fact.

@Mods, please look at people like this and consider whether you think it's worth allowing them to stay on a forum full of immigrants when he constantly makes hateful posts against immigrants.
22:03 June 13, 2012 by orangetree

Please dont take this remarks personal and this guy is definetely a jerk but probably middle eastern/north african. If these are too common in a group, people are always tend to go to generalization. That should not bother you.
22:16 June 13, 2012 by haladeen
To eliminate the doubts, you can read the sentece here:


Swedish media in a nutshell... I rest my case.
23:10 June 13, 2012 by prince T
"Swedish dads are tragic with all their nappy-changing and equality. culled from TL

Judging from the above comments from a former swedish but now american lady, i do not except the man to be ethnic swedish. it is the other way round here. the man would have been the one feeding the baby while the woman is working.

in as much it pains me to post this particular comment. I wish to ask @nydag and his group to keep their mouth shut. a man that beats his wife is a coward period. it happens in most culture of the world. may be less in sweden but i see those blöjbyte men as jackass and disgrace to manhood.
10:54 June 14, 2012 by NyDag
Looks like you failed again Beef. I never named any particular group, I kept that to myself, just as you left-wing nut jobs like. Forum for immigrants lol ... it's a newspaper in English. I trust you took a look at that police report. Ali Salem Elias ... yup ... really Swedish name. Looks like I was right on my guess just from reading the headline, he is from the very cult that I imagined.

You keep harping on about systembolaget. Let me point out the blatantly obvious for you - in many western countries you'll find restrictions on the sale of alcohol. This is not because guys in those countries are inherently violent, but because alcohol can make ANYONE do bad things. People from this criminal's cult, however, do not drink (supposedly) and yet they still top the charts when it comes to violent crimes. So what exactly was your point about systembolaget, given everything you have said about "generalizing groups". Pot calling the kettle black ... no pun intended. I rest my case.
11:11 June 14, 2012 by Breizh

So for you Islam is a unified cult? You read that the man is Iraki but do you know if he is shias, sunni, salafist, wahabist...? What social background the man have? Any psychological issues?

But you don't care, you see just what you want to see so it fit your statement that muslims are bad because its convenient for you to understand it that way.
13:54 June 14, 2012 by Beef

You must be soooo happy now! Is that how you get your kicks? Every time an immigration commits a crime it pleases you and you believe you've won an argument!

My point about SB was absolutely true! Google it! I made no point. They've made the point, backed by your government. I've not voiced an opinion one way or another..

I and many others have been posting here for years. Out of all the people that have come and gone, there's been no more resist poster that I've ever come across.

I ask you again, what's your agenda? Why not start a "go home muslims" thread rather than picking up on every story/thread and using it as a platform for your racist agenda! You're behaviour is abhorrent. Your undertones wreak of a white supremacist. You've been reported and I hope you get banned shortly.
17:06 June 14, 2012 by godnatt
"Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them. Then if they obey you, take no further action against them."

- Quran 4:34
17:18 June 14, 2012 by mafketis
Shorter Beef (#19): "People who notice patterns are eeeevil and need to be silenced."
20:34 June 14, 2012 by prince T
@ goodnatt

thank you for your posting. i want the muslims on this forum to condemn this verse of the holy book or support it. if not i will not see any reason why racists like nydag and his group should not continue to make their rants on this forum.
23:06 June 14, 2012 by Rod Munch
I would bet that 9 of 10 Imams support it.
09:23 June 15, 2012 by Breizh
"Dear Dr. Laura,

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's law. I have learned a great deal from you, and I try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend homosexuality, for example, I will simply remind him or her that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate.

I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the other laws in Leviticus and Exodus and how to best follow them.

When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord (Leviticus 1:9). The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. How should I deal with this?

I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as stated in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness (Leviticus 15:19-24). The problem is, how can I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

Leviticus 25:44 states that I may buy slaves from the nations that are around us. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify?

I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?

A friend of mine says that even though eating shellfish is an abomination (Leviticus 10:10), it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this?

Leviticus 20:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?

I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help. Thank you again for reminding us that God's Word is eternal and unchanging. "
14:20 June 15, 2012 by mafketis

All holy texts (being written a long time ago) have some things that don't make sense to modern people of good will.

The difference is that it's very hard to find serious Jewish or Christian scholarly defences of the entire dumb leviticus laundry list of proper behavior. The very few that do try to defend the whole thing have no political clout or power.

It's all too easy to find influential defenders of dumb things that are in the Koran just because they're in the Koran.
14:47 June 15, 2012 by Breizh

Is it so hard? look at the Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel, take Breivik who released a 1,500 page manifesto detailing that immigrants were undermining Norway's traditional Christian values, and identifying himself as a "Christian crusader". The european christian organizations pledging for the "return of Christ's sovereignty" or the american Christian Patriot Movement or the Christian Identity Movement, the list is indeed very long.

I agree fully with you, most Christian holy texts are an anachronism with today's reality, and the majority of scholars don't defend them (but don't deny them either). It is very similar with Islam, the greatest problem is that we westerners see the whole religion as something unique and united, the reality is far to be so. Most muslim countries (especially sunni countries) separated the state from the religion, Iran and Saudi Arabia being the strongest exceptions. And most sunni do not understand the rising influence of the shias and especially the salafists because their message (and I quote here my muslim friends) is against the Quran. There are indeed influential defenders but we need to understand that they are influential upon a minority of the muslim population.
15:10 June 15, 2012 by mafketis
I propose that Breivik join Hitler in Godwin's law....

One of the problems with Islam (institutionally) is that there is no public debate about what parts of the Koran to take seriously and which to just kind of forget about.

There's no public debate on literal vs metaphoric understanding of holy texts.

Over three quarters of Egyptians and Pakistanis polled in 2010 favored the death penalty for apostasy. How is that compatible with any kind of modernity? Are they going to magically change their mind when they arrive in Sweden?

Let's have some realism. Most muslims might be nice people in some respects but too many of them have retrograde values (like approving of wife beating or stoning adulterers) for large scale muslim immigration to have a good effect on western countries that they migrate to.

21:07 June 15, 2012 by prince T
Hebrews 8:8 (KJV)

For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:

JESUS CAME FOR ONE PURPOSE ,I.E TO START THE NEW COVENANT. HE MODIFIED AND RENEWED IT. NOW THE GOSPEL IS THAT OF LOVE AND FORGIVENESS. NOT LEVITICUS AGAIN. @ breizh. Y not respond tothe holy verse that is still valid till today and being applied or encoraged by imams in sweden. I wonder if ismail in the case learnt from those Imams.
22:41 June 15, 2012 by astra2thor6
Sounds like a muslim to me.
01:42 June 16, 2012 by trazan
Ali Salem Elias from Irak. You can get the papers from Helsingborg court and see for yourself. Papers say there was a need for a Kurdish interpreter.
02:43 June 16, 2012 by nar klockan klamtar
Ny Dag was correct!!! So what have you who tried to play the racist card got to say about his clever prediction???
11:21 June 16, 2012 by Amia
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