In Germany earlier this week, Orhan Sircasi murdered his wife, Semanur. Neighbors reported hearing Orhan say: “Allahu Akbar Sheytan” (“God is great, you Devil”) while severing her head from her body. (source) Orhan and Semanur's marriage was allegedly arranged and the couple had six children. The murder was shortly after Semanur confronted Orhan for his long-term affair with another woman with whom he had two children.
Now Orhan is in the funny farm and he may not be held criminally responsible for his crime.
I am surprised that more attorneys don't use this ploy for their Muslim and other religious extremist clients. How can a devote Muslim be responsible for his actions against his disobedient wife? Or his daughters that dishonor him? Obviously Allah compelled him (I say him because in these cases it is mostly a "him") to do it. And because Allah made him do it he was "nuts". I'm not sure I disagree that religious zealots aren't total bonkers, I think they are. But they should not get a pass.
It's bull crap that this man might get away with it since he is "insane". His calling God good and his wife a devil proves that he thought he had God on his side. Maybe he shouldn't do his time in prison if he is nuts (there was some allegation that he took meds for psychotic illness), but a rubber room would suffice. I just think guys like this need to be kept away from society. Far away. He should never see the light of day. If this guy can cry to God when he kills his wife and shows no remorse, he is capable of anything and doesn't belong in society.