“It forced a person who otherwise ate meat as part of his diet to eat a vegetarian diet.”
The prison couldn't find any Halal babies so they had to feed him veggies instead. But the wheels of justice grind slowly and the man who dismembered a baby girl is being compensated for his pain and suffering. (via Religion of Peace)
A baby killer who won $3000 compensation last year because he was forced to eat vegetables instead of halal meat in jail now wants more money.
Akhtar Ali, who is serving a life sentence for chopping up his newborn baby, has appealed for the payout to be doubled to $6000 (about $5300 American dollars.)
Former butcher Ali was fed a vegetarian diet in Maryborough Correctional Centre for four months, instead of specially prepared halal meat in accordance with his religious requirements.
"I'm disgusted,'' Helen Blackwell, the grandmother of murdered baby Chahleen, said yesterday after being told of Ali's bid to double his money.
Ali's story was a classic tale that is being repeated again and again in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Ali moved his business to a property at Logan Village, south of Brisbane, in 1997 where he continued mainly butchering goats for the Muslim market.
In 2000 that Ali was found guilty of the gruesome murder of his newborn daughter while the baby's mother, Amanda Blackwell, 22, was found guilty of manslaughter.
The court learned that she had become Ali's virtual 'sex slave' while working in his halal butcher's shop.
Blackwell's distraught mother Helen, who was present during the trial, told The Courier-Mail that Ali corrupted her teenage daughter when she went to work at his butcher shop in 1996.
The former Corinda State High School student had been working in a supermarket and struggling to make ends meet when she took a job with Ali after his previous employee spurned his unwanted advances and quit.
Blackwell, a baby-faced 17-year-old, was not as strong, and succumbed to Ali's overtures soon after she started work. Although he was married at the time, she became pregnant with his child.
Minutes after she secretly gave birth, Ali killed the baby girl.
A post-mortem found that her severe fractures were likely to have been caused by being crashed against a hard surface while still alive.
When her body was found by police in a grave it was found her right leg had been severed, she had been cut in half at the abdomen and her reproductive organs had been removed.
She had suffered multiple skull fractures, multiple rib fractures and 'multiple incised and stab wounds'.
A forensic examiner said after the trial that the 'victim in this case was defeminised - her reproductive organs were removed to destroy evidence that she was a female.'
But the authorities focused on what was important. The babykiller's right to eat Muslim meat.
Ms Fitzpatrick said Ali was forced to eat vegetarian food at the prison from September 24, 2008 to January 22, 2009, after being incorrectly told halal food was not available. “It forced a person who otherwise ate meat as part of his diet to eat a vegetarian diet.”