Published On: Fri, Nov 2nd, 2012

Sara Ege, beat and murdered abused son, age 7, for not learning Koran fast enough

Sara Ege, 32, is accused of beating her son Yaseen to death because he was struggling with his Islamic studies, then setting fire to his body

Yaseen Ali Ege photo supplied by Wales police

A court report revealed that Ege “beat the child like a dog” with a stick and then set his body on fire because he was struggling to memorize Koran passages.

Initially investigators believe the boy’s death was part of a tragic accident, a fire at the house in Pontacanna, near Cardiff in Wales. The medical examiners revealed that the young Yaseen had died prior to the fire.

Ege is also accused of abusing her son in the months leading up to his death, allegedly beating him with a hammer and locking him in a shed for falling behind with his Islamic studies.

The trial at Cardiff Crown Court heard how the university graduate and her husband Yousuf Ege had enrolled Yaseen in advanced classes at their local mosque and hoped he would become Hafiz – an Islamic term for someone who has memorized the Koran.

During video testimony, Ege told police that her son was expected to memorize 35 pages in 3 months, but preferred to play with his friends and fell behind.

“I was getting more and more frustrated,” Ege said in the interview detailed by the Daily Mail. “If he didn’t read it properly I would be very angry – I would hit him. But Yaseen wasn’t very good – after a year of practice he had only learned a chapter.”

She went on: “I was getting all this bad stuff in my head, like I couldn’t concentrate, I was getting angry too much, I would shout at Yaseen all the time. I was getting very wild – I use to beat him with a stick.”

The court was told how Ege hit Yaseen with a hammer, a rolling pin and a slipper as well as repeatedly punching him.

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