The woman he punched is his new girlfriend, his ex-wife’s sister.
Mahmood, of Bradbury Street in Ravensthorpe, was arrested and initially told police that he’d only pushed his partner.
Miss Chapman told magistrates: “He said it was Asian culture, an open hand to the back to the head to shut them up.
“When asked if he’d do anything differently he said ‘no’.”
The Huddersfield court was told that the victim declined to give a statement to police.
Mohammed Arif, mitigating, said that the couple had been together for five months.
So, is this a grand edition to our “multiculturalism” in the west?