He chased her down the street and back into the house picking up a lump of concrete along the way.
He then whacked her over the head in a bedroom with the concrete causing skin on her head to split and start bleeding.
They were both "covered in blood" and he kicked her in the face causing bruising.
"When police arrived you told them your daughter was lucky you did not kill her," Judge Rea said.
Source: NZ Herald News
Now, how likely do you think it is that any father would do such a thing in the context of a secular organization? It's true that horrible abuse occurs without religion being involved, but I'm asking about abuse in the context of nonreligious organizations and membership. How many parents beat their kids with anything, much less chunks of concrete, when their kids say that they aren't interested in going to a secular group's meeting? First, few things outside of religion arouse this level of passion; second, few things outside of religion actively teach that children or anyone else needs to be punished for not accepting what the religion teaches.
Judge Rea said a probation officer's report made "grim reading" because he "still does not understand what all the fuss is about".
He had been ejected from an anger management course because of his views and had an inability to understand "whacking someone on the head is unacceptable".
It's hard to believe that Uluia Muliipu truly didn't understand what the was doing because when the police arrived, he "ran into the laundry where he attempted to rinse the blood out of the shirt." The police had to physically restrain him to prevent him from getting rid of all the evidence of what he had done to his daughter, and it's unlikely that a person would engage in such guilty behavior if they didn't have strong feelings of guilt — and that, in turn, means he knew and understood just what he was doing.
He may have thought that his actions were justified and reasonable from the perspective of his religion, but he also seems to have understood that the state wouldn't approve.