It’s a canny statement for this fellow to make, as “diversity” and “multiculturalism” are his best chances of escaping prison on this attempted murder charge.
“When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks…” (Qur’an 47:4)
He may have considered his wife to have become an unbeliever by rejecting something he considered Islamic. If he thought of her as unfaithful, that would have been enough, as that would certainly be against Islam. “And it is not fitting for a believing man or a believing woman, when Allah and his messenger have settled a matter, that they should claim any say in the matter, and whoever is rebellious to Allah and his messenger, he indeed goes astray in obvious error.” (Qur’an 33:36)
“Syrian attacks expert in murder trial: ‘You don’t know oriental culture,’” translated from “Syrer attackiert Gutachterin in Mordprozess: ‘Sie kennen orientalische Kultur nicht,’” by Michael Koch, Exxpress, January 18, 2023 (thanks to Medforth):
Disbelieving shaking of heads in the Linz regional court on Wednesday morning: a Syrian (52) had to answer for attempted murder there. According to the indictment, last May he stabbed his wife (41) in the neck several times out of jealousy with a carpet knife. The fact that she did not die was solely due to the courageous intervention of passersby – a nurse and a pastor – the eXXpress reported.
Expert Adelheid Kastner examined the accused for his sanity. According to their report, the Syrian is not mentally abnormal. There is no higher mental-spiritual abnormality. There is no medical explanation for the memory gaps alleged by the defendant, other than that he does not want to remember. The bottom line is that Heidi Kastner declared the Syrian guilty.
What he apparently disliked and did not fit into his defense strategy. “The appraiser doesn’t know the oriental culture at all,” he said in the dock to discredit Kastner.
The verdict is expected to be handed down on Wednesday.