“The prosecutor argued his extremist Islamic beliefs had influenced the killer.”
Yes. This man was raised in a culture of violence that calls for the beating of disobedient women. The Qur’an says: “Men have authority over women because Allah 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 Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.” (Qur’an 4:34)
And in a hadith, Aisha, Muhammad’s child bride, says that Muhammad “struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you?” (Sahih Muslim 2127)
“From gouging out his wife’s eyes because she was ‘the Islamic anti-Christ’ to genital mutilation and a gruesome murder that left a corpse detectives could not identify: The case of the Melbourne jihadi that horrified even a supreme court judge,” by Cait Kelly, Daily Mail Australia, June 3, 2018 (thanks to Kenneth):
The identity of the man who slaughtered his wife in front of their three young children before dumping her body in an empty lot will never be known, not even to the prisonmates he’ll spend the rest of his life with.
Only a select few – his traumatised children, the horrified Supreme Court judge that presided over his trail, and a handful of disgusted journalists – know the face and name of the Islamic State sympathiser who murdered his wife.