13-year-old Canadian girl beaten to death for refusing to pray

13-year-old Canadian girl beaten to death for refusing to pray
Dad in custody after daughter, 13, dies - Girl refused to say prayers with father: neighbours

By Brian Daly, QMI Agency

MONTREAL — A 13-year-old girl whose beating death led to the arrest of her 71-year-old father had enraged him by refusing to say her prayers, according to neighbours.

Noutene Sidime died Saturday evening in suburban Longueuil, Que., three days after she was rushed to hospital unconscious and bleeding from her nose.

Her father, Moussa Sidime, had called 911 last Wednesday. Sidime was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, but the charges could be upgraded, police said.


There were tears and tributes at Sidime’s high school Tuesday as students returning from the long weekend gathered by the hundreds in the schoolyard. They released balloons and remembered a happy girl who was once honoured as the coolest student in her class.

Nouténé Sidimé, 13, died over the weekend after
being allegedly slapped by her father. (Facebook)

Also see: "An exceptional girl''


I have no words for this.

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Comment by Mario Rodgers on October 13, 2010 at 9:44pm
Grr. Time for him to say his. His imaginary friend is NOT going to help him.
Comment by rationalrevolution on October 13, 2010 at 11:09pm
Comment by Eoganacht on October 13, 2010 at 11:37pm
Disgusting. I hope they throw him in jail for life.
Comment by Jon Heim on October 14, 2010 at 12:20am
he'll be among his christian friends in prison. Then he'll pray for a different reason. I hope he has no hope...
Comment by kris feenstra on October 14, 2010 at 1:37am
I was surprised that he was only charged with aggravated assault, but I guess it will come down to the autopsy for now. While I am disgusted that a man would hit his daughter (for any reason), there's not much I can say about her death with so little information available. It is possible that the aggravated assault charge is all he deserves.
Comment by Tera on October 14, 2010 at 3:05am
Just another shining example of God's good works, eh?

Devastating, and incredibly sad. :-/
Comment by Jānis Ķimsis on October 14, 2010 at 5:38am
No, no, you don't understand. It's all god's plan. Seriously. Give me money.
Comment by Michael Sizer-Watt on October 14, 2010 at 8:10am
This is horrible. I find it terribly disturbing. It makes me very angry.
Comment by Michael Sizer-Watt on October 14, 2010 at 8:11am
I hope he goes to prison and is forced against his will to commit abominable acts with other men.
Comment by Alan Huffman on October 14, 2010 at 8:51am
Christopher Hitchents is right... "This is something only a religious person would do."


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