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Love Saved Life, Love Took Life – Is Love Guilty?
(1) Love Saved Life
Munir Saved Life and was sent to Jail.
I am very happy for Munir Hussain (53) – Chairman of the Asian Business Council who was released from Bullingdon Prison, Oxfordshire UK, this week for attacking a man who burgled his house. Three masked men broke into his house. He and his family were threatened with a knife and tied up. He was able to break free with his brother. They ran after one of the men, attacked him and unforutunately the Burglar Salem was left “brain damaged”. Judge says: No one has the right to take the law into their own hands. Munir and his brother were jailed but his brother is yet to be released. Munir has spent 5 weeks in Prison, the rest of his sentence has now been suspended.
Munir Hussain (right) and Brother
I read this statement in the papers and also heard it while listening to the news. “The burglar, Walid Salem, had his skull fractured in the attack. He was said to be unfit to plead at his trial because of brain damage, but has gone on to commit more offences”.
So while Mr Hussain and brother were in Jail, the Intruder was out on the streets again. Salem also has Previous 50 Convictions.
Was the Judge right to send Munir to Prison?
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And on the same day……………………………..
2) Love Took Life
Frances Inglis Took life and was sent to Jail. (same day Munir came out)
She killed her brain-damaged son by injecting him with Heroin because she couldn’t bear to see him suffer anymore. She said it was an act of mercy and she did it with love in her heart to end his suffering. But the judge told Jurors to forget emotion and said no one has the "unfettered right" to take the law into their own hands.
Her family and friends see it as a loving and Courageous act. They are totally behind her. She has been jailed for life.
Do you think she should have been sent to prison?
For Munir - I personally think he should have been given a verbal warning that he should have waited for the police after catching the Burglar (I understand though, he must have been upset at what they did to his wife and kids). He shouldn’t have been sent to prison and his brother should also be released.
For Frances – This is a tough one. No matter what, you should give a child a right to live. Maybe the Judge could have treated it as mental issue. (she wasn’t thinking right) and give her a Suspended sentence – whereby she doesn’t have to go to prison. Having said that, no one could ever know how much it hurt her, to see her son like that.
It would be nice to know your thoughts on these two people who saved life and took life.