Governor John Kasich granted a two-week reprieve for death-row inmate Abdul Hamin Awkal, who murdered his estranged wife, 22-year-old Latife Awkal, and his brother-in-law, 24-year-old Mahmoud Abdul-Aiz, at the Cuyahoga Domestic Relations Court. Awkal honor killed his wife. Mrs. Awkal had filed for divorce and custody of their 16-month-old daughter. Awkal chased Mrs. Awkal and Mr. Abdul-Aiz into a room in the courthouse and shot them both at close range.
A devout Muslim honor murdered his wife and her brother in a Cleveland courthouse. Awkal was correctly and justly sentenced to death. The pious Abdul didn't waste his precious time in jail. He sued the state, claiming the inclusion of pork in Ohio correctional facilities’ menus was a violation of his religious liberties. Islamic law on death row. Fighting for Islamic supremacism to the very end.
Kasich ordered two-week reprieve for this honor killer to await a ruling on Akwal’s mental competency. Islam is a mental disorder?
"Kasich Grants Temporary Death Penalty Reprieve to Lakeside Courtroom Shooter" Mediatrackers (hat tip Jesse)
On June 5, Governor John Kasich granted a two-week reprieve for death-row inmate Abdul Hamin Awkal, who was scheduled to be executed the next day for fatally shooting his former wife and his brother-in-law inside the halls of Cleveland’s Lakeside Courthouse. The reprieve was granted in order to give the Cuyahoga Court Court of Common Pleas Judge Stuart Friedman time to issue a ruling on Akwal’s mental competency.
A few days earlier, however, Kasich denied Awkal’s request for clemency. Awkal settled a lawsuit against the State of Ohio on January 19, 2012 after claiming the inclusion of pork in Ohio correctional facilities’ menus was a violation of his religious liberties.
In 1989, Awkal’s family arranged a marriage for him with Cleveland resident Latife Abdul-Aziz, a practice common in Islamic culture. A recent immigrant from Lebanon, Awkal worked for General Motors in Detroit but had received a job transfer to the manufacturer’s plant in Parma, Ohio. Awkal and Abdul-Aziz were married in accordance with Islamic law in March of that year and became married according to Ohio law the next month.
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