ABC News reports attempted Muslim honour-killing was CAUSED by boyfriend's Christianity
Wednesday, 01 December 2021
The ABC's headline reads:
Sefton Plaza shopping centre stabbing victim attacked by own family because of boyfriend's faith, court told
The report goes on to say the boyfriend's faith is Christianity.
It's absolute bullshit to report, in a headline, that this attempted murder happened 'because of' Christianity.
Christianity didn't contribute one bit to it.
She wasn't attacked because of her boyfriend's faith. She was attacked because of the 'faith' of her family.
Police have told a court a 21-year-old Adelaide woman was ambushed and stabbed by members of her own family because she was dating someone outside her faith.
- Five people have now been charged with attempted murder over the alleged attack
- Witnesses reported that the stabbing victim, a 21-year-old woman, was forced into a car
- The court heard the victim, from a Muslim family, had been dating a Christian man whom her family disapproved of
Five people — three men and two women — have now been charged with attempted murder and unlawful detention over the alleged attack, which took place in a car park at the Sefton Plaza shopping centre on Main North Road on Tuesday morning.
Witnesses reported the woman had been stabbed and forced into a Holden Cruze by a group of people.
Police then attended a home in nearby Blair Athol where they found the victim with serous stab wounds.
She was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
Detectives yesterday arrested her 56-year-old father and 30-year-old brother, before arresting a third man last night.
A 55-year-old woman and a 28-year-old woman were arrested this morning.
The three men appeared in the Port Adelaide Magistrates Court this afternoon, where they did not apply for bail.
Police prosecutors told the court the victim was stabbed twice with a kitchen knife.
They alleged her brother then drove her to a house where she felt she was "slowly dying from blood loss".
Police prosecutor Grant Watterson told the court that the victim, who is from a Muslim family, had been dating a Christian man whom her family disapproved of.
"Her family disapproves of the relationship because of cultural and religious issues," he said.
"The victim is a Muslim … and her partner is a Christian."
Mr Watterson told the court that the victim had been staying with her boyfriend, and had organised to meet up with her mother at the shopping centre at Sefton Park.