The judge told Sara Ege, 33, she subjected Yaseen Ege to prolonged cruelty and a ferocious beating at home in Pontcanna, Cardiff, in July 2010.
She also set fire to his body, and was convicted after a five-week trial.
Ege collapsed as the sentence was read out at Cardiff Crown Court and had to be helped from the dock.
She was also found guilty of perverting the course of justice and given a four-year sentence for that crime.
Her husband Yousuf Ege, a taxi driver, was cleared of allowing the death of a child by failing to protect him.
Sara Ege had pleaded not guilty to murder and claimed her husband was responsible for Yaseen's death.
He continued: "On the day of Yaseen's death you had kept him home from school so he could devote himself to his study of the Koran.
"He was memorising passages but on that day Yaseen must have failed in some way and it was that which was a trigger for the beating.
"You killed your own son. At the time of the killing he was particularly vulnerable because of his age and because of his relative physical frailty.
"In killing your son you abused a precious relationship of trust which does and should exist between a parent and a child." (Continue Reading.)
Monday, January 7, 2013
Muslim Mother Sara Ege Gets Life in Prison for Killing Son Who Couldn't Memorize Qur'an Passages
The world could respond to the murder of Yaseen Ege by asking why Muslims commit more than 90% of honor killings globally, and by confronting the causes of this dark correlation. But searching for the true source of these brutal murders has somehow become a sign of bigotry and intolerance. Political correctness is now more important to us than the lives of children.