- Nasrin Abek, 35, was found dead with multiple stab wounds on Thursday
- The hairdresser’s husband Amir Darbanou was charged with her murder
- The 42-year-old allegedly killed Ms Abek for converting to Christianity
- Her husband Amir Darbanou was charged with the hairdressers’ murder
Hairdresser, 35, ‘stabbed to death by her Iranian husband in a Sydney apartment because he was angry she converted to CHRISTIANITY’
Husband kills wife for converting to Christianity
A 35-year-old hairdresser was allegedly stabbed to death by her husband inside their apartment because he was upset she had converted to Christianity.
Amir Darbanou was charged with the murder of his wife Nasrin Abek after her body was found inside their apartment in the affluent suburb of Potts Point on Thursday.
The 42-year-old, from Iran, was allegedly enraged that Ms Abek had recently converted to Christianity and killed the hairdresser in a frenzied knife attack on Wednesday night, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Amir Darbanou (right) allegedly stabbed his wife Nasrin Abek (left) to death as she converted to Christianity
He was charged with murder after her body was found inside their apartment in the affluent suburb of Potts Point on Thursday
Police made the gruesome discovery when they forced entry into the couple’s home at about 6.20am on Thursday after Ms Abek’s father raised concerns for her welfare.
Mr Darbanou had allegedly called his father-in-law in Iran to tell him Ms Abek was dead on Wednesday night and was arrested after her body was found the next day.
Ms Abek’s father said his heartache over her death had been made worse by the fact he had to contact police ‘several times’ before they would act.
He said he became concerned when he had not heard from her for a ‘prolonged period’, Nine News reported.
The 42-year-old, who reportedly ‘stalked’ his wife, did not enter a plea or apply for bail when he appeared in Sydney’s Central Local Court on Friday.
Police said there was no known history of domestic violence between the couple, who had been living in Australia for four years on bridging visas, but neighbours had reported hearing screaming coming from the apartment on Wednesday night.
Police said there was no known history of domestic violence between the couple but neighbours had reported hearing screaming coming from the apartment on Wednesday night
Mr Darbanou (right) allegedly called his father-in-law in Iran to tell him Ms Abek (left) was dead on Wednesday night and was arrested after her body was found the next day
Superintendent Mick Fitzgerald said officers believe they recovered the knife allegedly used to kill Ms Abek during a search of a nearby garbage tip
One neighbour, who did not want to be identified, said she heard blood-chilling screams come from the apartment at about 4.40pm, but only silence after.
She overheard detectives saying there was ‘a lot of blood splatter’ inside the apartment as they scoured the front yard for the murder weapon.
Superintendent Mick Fitzgerald said officers believe they recovered the knife allegedly used to kill Ms Abek during a search of a nearby garbage tip, but at this stage of the investigation it was ‘too early to tell’.
Mr Darbanou is expected to face court again on November 24.
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2 thoughts on “Hairdresser, 35, ‘stabbed to death by her Iranian husband in a Sydney apartment because he was angry she converted to CHRISTIANITY’”
If she really *had* converted to Christianity – and if so, it is likely that there are at least a few Aussie Christians, or even Persian ex-Muslim Christians within Australia, who know her story – then this becomes more than an ordinary Muslim-on-Muslim ‘honour’ murder such as are carried out by devout Muslims upon Muslimahs every day; this becomes an example of a Muslim in a non-Muslim country carrying out the apostasy law of Islam.
From a Christian point of view, there is one small glimmer of consolation: if this lady had indeed left Islam and professed Christ, and refused to return to Islam even when threatened with imminent death, then she died as a free woman – no longer a slave of Evil – and she will be numbered among the Saints, Confessors and Martyrs of the Persian Church.
I hope that all Christians who engage in evangelism among Muslims in Australia are fully aware of the apostasy law, and therefore aware that any person of Muslim background who goes so far as to receive instruction and undergo Christian baptism, is running a very serious risk, and will probably need to leave spouse/ parents/ other kin and go into hiding, possibly even under a changed name in another location, when and if their change of religion becomes known to their Muslim kin and associates.
Christians and Muslims need to watch this excellent YouTube video by David Wood:
“Muhammad vs. Jesus: Judging Religions by Their Central Figures” :
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