From The Daily Mail
Abid Hussain, 56, grabbed the neck of Rabiyah Abid and said: 'If you don't follow my rules I will kill you' after she rejected his plans for her to wed. Hussain also left the teenager in fear of her life as he battered her about the head at the family home above the mosque he runs at Longsight, Manchester.
The father-of-five had snapped after discovering Rabiyah refused to follow strict Islamic tradition and embarked on a romance with a student she had met on Facebook.
She had previously run away from home to be with him and even helped police draw up a court order banning her father from forcing her into the marriage.
At Manchester Crown Court yesterday Hussain was convicted of assault and making threats to kill. He admitted his daughter's conduct had 'brought shame' on his family and caused him 'mental torture' but denied wrongdoing.
His two sons Nawab Uddin, 23, and Bahaud Uddin, 21 were also convicted of assaulting the teen.
Henry Blackshaw, prosecuting said Rabiyah lived in a 'very male dominated, patriarchal household' where she was left 'exhausted' by cooking and cleaning. In accordance with Islamic tradition she had been 'betrothed' by her father to his sister's son in Pakistan at just 15 years old.
But she ended up falling for college student Gulraiz Sultan whom she had met on social media.
When her father returned from Pakistan, he learned that she had stayed with her secret boyfriend, and to add 'insult to injury' he was served by police with a Forced Marriage Prevention Order stopping him from pressuring her into the arranged marriage.
When Hussain saw the document - which led to the girl's passport being taken by the authorities - he regarded it as a 'combination of her and the UK judicial system depriving him of his right to choose her husband within his own family'.
Weeks later, on December 26, last year he assaulted her leading her to send a text message to Sultan saying 'I thought I was going to die last night'.
Two days later her brothers, Nawab and Bahaud were said to have snatched her phone from her - to stop the teenager texting Sultan and smacked her in the face and head. She wore a veil to hide her injuries and the next day she reported them to police.
Mr Blackshaw said: 'Hussain is plainly a devout man retaining traditional values regarding family matters, which is the reason for what we say was the offending in this case, because his daughter was not going along with his wishes in following that cultural duty.'
In his defence Hussain claimed his daughter was free to wed whom she wanted and accused of her and her boyfriend of making false accusations. Bahaud Uddin said he would have preferred for his sister to marry their cousin, since 'blood matching blood' was better.
Sentencing Hussain Judge Michael Leeming said: 'You're a man of high standing in the local Asian community and take your family, culture and religion very seriously. It’s clear that these offences were committed in the context of your strict religious and cultural beliefs.
Abid Hussain received a suspended sentence of nine months suspended for 12 months, with 100 hours unpaid work.
Nawab Uddin received a suspended sentence of three months suspended for 12 months, with 100 hours unpaid work and a supervision order for 12 months.
Bahaud Uddin received three months suspended for 12 months, with 200 hours unpaid work.