When reproductive problems arise, as they often do, men seek infertility testing, and also support their wives through expensive forms of treatment, even in the face of less understanding cultural and government roadblocks. This well-to-do Syrian farmer, who I interviewed in 2003, risked potential community ostracism by refusing to divorce his infertile wife, Huda, after 17 years of childless marriage.Instead, he secreted her over the Lebanese border six times for IVF treatments in a high-tech clinic in Beirut.When they failed to make a test-tube baby, Hatem purchased costly donor eggs for Huda, even though the Sunni Islamic clerical establishment officially prohibits donor eggs.As Hatem explained, “The love between us—I love her Hatem is not alone in his commitment to his wife.The prosecutor in the case claimed 19-year-old Celine Dookhran had been killed by two people because she had dated an Arab Muslim.Her body had been found stuffed in a fridge, with her limbs bound and her throat slit, in a residential building in South West London on July 19.Two men in balaclavas entered the property on July 19, the prosecutor said.“Her face and mouth were covered in duct tape. They were bound in dust sheets and placed in a vehicle.”District Judge James Henderson remanded Tappu and Arshid in custody. Both men are due to appear at the same court on August 21.Make-up artist Celine Dookhran, 19, was allegedly slaughtered in a £1.5million house because she was in a relationship with an Arab Muslim, which her Indian Muslim family disapproved of.
Mujahid Arshid, 33, appeared in Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court charged with the murder, rape and kidnap of the woman.
He is further charged with the rape, attempted murder and kidnap of the second woman.
He appeared alongside his co-defendant, Vincent Tappu, 28, who is charged with the kidnap of both women.“The deceased was involved in a relationship with an Arab Muslim and the family members didn’t approve of this relationship because they are Indian Muslims,” said prosecutor Binita Roscoe. She had heard the deceased who was in the shower screaming,” she told the court.“The deceased was brought down tied up.
Her hands were tied with cable ties and her feet were tied with rope.“She believes a sock was placed in her mouth.
She had heard the deceased who was in the shower screaming.”District Judge James Henderson remanded Tappu, of Ealing, west London, and Arshid, of no fixed address, in custody.