Saudi Muslim who stabbed NY professor to death gets just 15 years

And a mere six sentence mention in the local press, via Al-Zahrani sentenced for stabbing professor | Press & Sun-Bulletin | pressconnects.com. h/t to Consigliere

A 48-year-old former Binghamton University graduate student was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison for stabbing a professor to death in December 2009.

Abdulsalam Al-Zahrani, a national of Saudi Arabia, pleaded guilty in May to first-degree manslaughter, according to the Broome County District Attorney’s Office. He stabbed Professor Richard Antoun multiple times in Antoun’s campus office.

Al-Zahrani was sentenced to a determinate term of 15 years in prison and five years post-release supervision. As a condition of his plea, he waived his right to appeal from his conviction. It’s expected that he will be deported to Saudi Arabia upon completion of his prison term.

The professor’s bio states, SOURCE: http://www.wbng.com/news/local/78538247.html

Antoun, who had lived on Vestal’s Murray Hill Road for a number of years, is a published author who has written several books. He published the book Understanding Fundamentalism: Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Movements

A BU biography of Antoun shows that he received a doctorate from Harvard University in Massachusetts in 1963. The bio describes Antoun as an emeritus professor who is a, “sociocultural anthropologist who has conducted research among peasants in Jordan, urbanites in Lebanon, peasant-farmers in Iran, and migrants in Texas and Greece.

His scholarly interests center on comparative religion and symbolic systems, the social organization of tradition in Islamic law and ethics, the sociology of dispute with respect to tribal law in the Middle East, local-level politics, and the impact of transnational migration on education, work, and cultural change.”

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26 thoughts on “Saudi Muslim who stabbed NY professor to death gets just 15 years

  1. This country is a lost cause. Welcome to the caliphate and for everyone, enjoy your new lives under Islamic Rule of Law……..Shariah.

    • It pains me to say it, but you are right. The President of the United States, IMO, is a foreign born Muslim who’s every move facilitates the takeover of this courntry by the seventh century barbarians, of which he is one. It doesn’t matter how much education they may have, they are murdering idiots at heart and they are achieving their goal of world domination.

      Islam is not a religion. It is a cruel, misogynistic political system which controls every thought, every action and every facet of life. They are the most dangerous threat this country faces and our leaders are bowing down to them and are helping them to destroy us.

    • In 1965 I was 10 and out of the blue one day my father said to me.
      ” Son I am sorry this country is lost, I would move you to another country but your sister has already left home and I do not want to split up the family “. I’m not sure what happened in the previous few years for him to say that and I did not have the sense to ask. He himself escaped fascism in 1934. Seems he was correct

    • ARE not Many Muslims under the influence of Pavlov conditioning from birth—making them mentally ill?Arenot many bowel movements under the conditioning of Pavlov .?Muslim countries can never recover sanity once the damage is done.See pakistan…..all hotheads.the slightest provocati0on results in volcanic eruption ………not to mention Erotic eruption..

    • It doesn’t say he is a terrorist or that all Muslims who commit crimes are terrorists, that is your own bias – unless you are referring to Muslim students who stated “he acted like a terrorist.”

      The university should be held accountable too as they were aware of his unstable state.

    • How do you define the crime of murder? Give me a break! Its not terrorism? Look what YOU made me do. What will you call it when they do in someone in YOUR family? Suicide by Muslim?

      Islam is schizophrenic.

      Grow up and get past the politically correct garbage. They hate you and want you dead. WHAT DO YOU CALL THAT? Tough love?

  2. Screw that – I’m not giving up on this country!!! We’ve got a lot to do! Holding our elected officials accountable is one of those things. New Yorkers need to pressure their elected officials to get this guy life in prison if not the death penalty!!

  3. Abdulsalam al-Zahrani, 48, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the killing of Binghamton University professor Richard Antoun in his office in 2009, said Broome County District Attorney Gerald Mollen. The plea bargain came after psychiatric experts determined al-Zahrani was schizophrenic but mentally competent to stand trial on an original charge of second-degree murder.

    “There was no dispute he had a significant mental illness,” Mollen said, but that didn’t absolve him of responsibility for killing Antoun, 77, an emeritus professor of anthropology and expert on Middle East cultures.

    “His belief was that the Saudi secret police were conspiring to ruin his life and have him returned to Saudi Arabia to be killed or tortured,” Mollen said.

  4. No, not really.

    Abdulsalam al-Zahrani, 48, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the killing of Binghamton University professor Richard Antoun in his office in 2009, said Broome County District Attorney Gerald Mollen. The plea bargain came after psychiatric experts determined al-Zahrani was schizophrenic but mentally competent to stand trial on an original charge of second-degree murder.

    “There was no dispute he had a significant mental illness,” Mollen said, but that didn’t absolve him of responsibility for killing Antoun, 77, an emeritus professor of anthropology and expert on Middle East cultures.

    “His belief was that the Saudi secret police were conspiring to ruin his life and have him returned to Saudi Arabia to be killed or tortured,” Mollen said.

  5. There are plenty of mentally ill persons who are culpable for committing murder in various degrees. It is not automatic in determining level of responsibility. It’s unfortunate that so many US citizens are given a much harsher sentence than this Saudi citizen.

    Since he was so ill and dangerous, why was he not ordered deported?

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  7. TROLL ALERT_ AARON is more than likely NOT JEWISH- the MUZZ and their ass-kissers usually try to pass themselves off as such- fake Facebook profile- fake picture and more

    looks like a fan of the Neo Nazi -rabbit from OZ

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  10. Do not dispare, he isnt out of prision yet, and there is no evidence to say he ‘will walk’ out of prision but rather be carried out in a body bag. there is even criminal justice that well may yet be served inside.

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