A Muslim man was jailed for life today for stabbing his devout Christian ex-girlfriend 13 times after they split following bitter rows about him wanting their young daughter to convert to Islam.
Esther Arogundade, 32, was attacked by kitchen porter Shola Adebiyi in her own home after she began a relationship with another man.
Adebiyi also drank oven cleaner in an attempt to kill himself and phoned Esther's new lover to say he would never see her again before confessing to the killing to a friend.
Police broke into the mother-of-two's home in Salford, Greater Manchester, and found KFC worker Esther lying dead on the kitchen floor with multiple stab wounds to her back and front.
Adebiyi was jailed at Manchester Crown Court for a minimum of 20-and-a-half years after admitting killing her.
The court heard how Esther began dating Adebiyi in 2007 and that they later had a daughter now aged two but split up last year after a series of rows.
Rob Hall prosecuting said: 'These arguments were ignited by differences of opinion over the religion of their daughter - the defendant wanted her to convert from Christian to Islam, but Esther was a church goer.
While visiting family in Africa Mr Alabi received a sinister phone call from Adebiyi, claiming he would be killed if he returned to the UK.
On June 26, Adebiyi cleared out his locker at work at a conference centre in Manchester then left armed with a large kitchen knife and waited for Esther and their daughter to come home.
Originally posted by dollukka
reply to post by windword
There are domestic issues you cannot turn into religious matter you are right and your example how terrible it do sound is more like a mental issue of narcissim of your ex and has nothing to do with this issue.
The problem is with these mixed marriages is eduacation and how these people are raised.
So basicly background is a big issue, how these people are raised in beginning with, is it tolerance or strict denial.
Originally posted by CincinnatiReds
This obviously is false flag stabbing, Islam is a religion of peace.
Originally posted by geldib
I have a lot of things I would like to say on this since my father is an arab/muslim and my mother is a white/southern baptist, but I have too much of my life invested in this topic and I think some things that I don't want to come out, will. I will say this. I do agree that no person that feels strongly about their religion should marry anyone of another religion. It causes way too many problems, not just for them, it is way worse for the offspring. Immagine being told everyday that you're going to hell if you do not believe that jesus is the son of god/is god by your mother, and you're father telling you, you're going to hell if you do not believe that there is One and only God, Allah and Mohammed is his prophet. Guess what, They turned me into an atheist.edit on 11-12-2012 by geldib because: (no reason given)