Sara Ege: Life jail for son's murder over Koran studies.
January 7, 2013 - Updated 11:56 ET
Yaseen Ege was a seven year old boy whose mother beat him "like a dog" (her own words) to death for not learning Qur'an fast enough. She was sentenced to 17 years in prison. The judge acknowledged that she was depressed, didn't intend to kill him, and was a victim of domestic violence herself. The judge even acknowledged that she was a devoted and caring Mom.
According to BBC, “She and her husband had enrolled Yaseen in advanced classes at their local mosque as they wanted him to become Hafiz - an Islamic term for someone who memorizes the Koran.
As a child Sara Ege had taken part in competitions showing her knowledge of Islam and had recited from the Koran. The court heard that she had become increasingly frustrated with her son's inability to learn the passages.
She told officers: "I was getting all this bad stuff in my head, like I couldn't concentrate, I was getting angry too much, I would shout at Yaseen all the time.
"I was getting very wild and I hit Yaseen with a stick on his back like a dog."
Mother Sara Ege Guilty Of Murder Of Son Yaseen, 7, Beaten To Death For Not Learning Koran
Posted: 7:23 PM GMT, May 12, 2012
Updated: 9:17 AM GMT, June 12, 2012
A mother who beat her son to death for failing to learn the Koran by heart, murdered him and burned his body to hide the evidence, a jury has found.
Sara Ege, 33, treated son Yaseen like a "dog," brutally beating him with a stick for failing to memorise religious texts.
The bright seven-year-old died in July 2010 from internal injuries caused by three months of punishing beatings from his own mother.
His death was treated as a terrible tragedy in the aftermath of the blaze but it was quickly found he was dead before it was set.
Ege accused her own husband of being the real killer throughout her murder trial at Cardiff Crown Court.