Adil Butt’s wife likely had disobeyed him, or he thought she had, and that made her an unbeliever, for Islam commands a woman to obey her husband, and anyone who disobeys a command of Allah has left the faith. “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)
Why would he stab her in the neck?
“When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks…” (Qur’an 47:4)
“Knifeman stabbed wife 27 times in the neck in front of their horrified young children,” by Kit Vickery, Manchester Evening News, August 12, 2022:
A knifeman stabbed his wife 27 times in the neck in front of their young children in north Manchester. Adil Butt, 34, carried out the ‘frenzied and vicious’ attack on his wife of 12 years at their family home in Crumpsall.
He stabbed her as she was as fixing a vacuum at the top of the stairs next to their kids, aged three and four. Butt grabbed a large kitchen knife she had been using and inflicted 27 separate wounds to the front of her neck, several more to the sides of her neck, head, back and defensive wounds on her hands as she battled to stop him.
The attacker then lied to the emergency services after his wife called for an ambulance, telling the control room that she had stabbed herself and he’d tried to stop her from taking her own life following the attack at 1pm on 27 January, 2020.
Butt pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding, however, following a five-day trial at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court, the jury found him guilty of attempted murder in October 2021. Yesterday he was sentenced to a hospital under the Mental Health Act….
Kim Irving, of the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “Adil Butt carried out a brutal and frenzied attack upon his wife with a large kitchen filleting knife after approaching her from behind.
“He did this in full view of their two young children, whose clothing had their mother’s blood on them. In spite of her valiant attempts to defend herself, she received numerous wounds and it is by fortune alone that none of those wounds proved to be fatal. As he begins this sentence, I hope that she can now begin to rebuild her life.”