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Aset Magomadova stands convicted of strangling her 14 year old daughter in 2007. Her son, who was 12 at the time witnessed the killing, in which his mother used her head scarf to murder his sister. The boy is now in foster care. Canada and the world are in a rage because the court in Calgary, Alberta did not sent Aset Magomadova to jail, instead sending her for court mandated counseling on an outpatient basis. Many observers are comparing the murder of Aminat Magomadova to Muslim “honor killings”. The facts of the case are far more complicated.
Despite coming to a peaceful refuge in Canada from her native Chechenya, war raged within Magomadova. Magomadova arrived in Canada a widow. Magomadova’s husband had been killed by a Russian rocket and she had a part of her foot amputated when she was in a Chechen jail. Upon arriving in Canada, she was hit with the news that her son, who is now 15 has muscular dystrophy. Her daughter, who suffered from memories of the war in Chechenya, quickly fell in with a bad crowd on coming to Canada, getting hooked on methamphetamines and lashing out violently at family and classmates alike. The day of the murder, Magomadova’s daughter Aminat had angrily refused to go to court for sentencing in a violent attack on a teacher in her school.
Canada.com quotes Magomadova as follows concerning the difficulties faced by the Magomadova family back in Chechenya.
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