An elderly Pakistani immigrant is on trial in Brooklyn for murdering his wife after she served him a meatless dinner instead of the goat meat he requested. Prosecutors say Noor Hussein, 75, became violently enraged at his wife over the vegetarian entree and beat her to death in their Brooklyn home.

According to court papers obtained by the Post, Hussein "asked [his wife] to cook goat and [his wife] said she made something else. The conversation got louder and [his wife] disrespected defendant by cursing at defendant and saying motherf-ker and that the defendant took a wooden stick and hit her with it on her arm and mouth."

Hussein allegedly beat his wife to death with a wooden stick they found on the street and used to stir their laundry. Prosecutors say he then tried to clean up the blood, but gave up and called his son, saying, "I killed her. Hurry up and come over."

Hussein's attorney Julie Clark argued yesterday that her client should only be charged with manslaughter, not murder, because he never intended to actually kill her. Judging by the Post's report, Clark's defense strategy hinges on "cultural sensitivity." In her opening statements, Clark told the jury, "He comes from a culture where he thinks this is appropriate conduct, where he can hit his wife. He culturally believed he had the right to hit his wife and discipline his wife."