Skip to comments.Man Butchers 15-Month-Old Nephew in Jeddah Supermarket
Posted on 03/03/2008 3:03:34 AM PST by kingattax
Early morning shoppers at a supermarket in Jeddah were left reeling yesterday, with some falling unconscious, after a well-built Syrian man clinched a knife and decapitated his 15-month-old nephew in front of his mother in the stores fruit and vegetable section.
In a brutal murder that has shocked the city, the 25-year-old man beheaded the boy, who was out shopping with his mother in full glare of shoppers and staff at Al-Marhaba supermarket on Sari Street around 9.30 a.m. The man, who is the boys maternal uncle, apparently killed the boy following a dispute with his sister and brother-in-law.
Eyewitnesses said that the man picked up a knife from inside the store and severed the boys head. The mother and a shopper standing close by fainted, while several other stood in shock and disbelief over what had happened.
A police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Arab News, The murderer was in a dispute with the boys mother and her husband. He chopped off the boys head in front of the mother to get back at her. He added that the mother has been left traumatized and is in hospital. The boys father was at work at the time of the incident.
Following the murder, police sealed off the supermarket while forensic experts gathered evidence. Ambulances were also called to the scene. The supermarket reopened for business at around 1.15 p.m. It happened so quickly. Before people could intervene, the man had cut more than half way through the childs neck, said Abu Muhammad, a grandfather in his mid-60s.
A Saudi till attendant at a nearby cafe said, One of my colleagues went to see what was going on and returned shivering. He saw the kids body and so we gave him the day off. He was in a bad state.
An eyewitness, who lives in the neighborhood, said that the victims family lived close by and frequented the supermarket. Ive seen the murderer carrying the same child and playing with him on a number of occasions, he added.
No one could bear the gruesome sight of the boys decapitated body lying on the floor, said Muneer, a Turkish car mechanic, who works at a garage close by. How could someone do such a thing? I just cant understand it... I still cant believe it, he said, shaking his head.
When the store reopened, employees were still in a state of shock. A guard, standing at the entrance, stood frozen and oblivious to the rush of shoppers. Pain and anguish were writ large on his face.
Lemme guess. Methodists ?
RIP for the poor baby, and may Uncle rot where it’s perpetually warm.
jeddah is in Saudi Arabia
The religious authorities usually require such things to be done in the meat section of the market, where proper halal guidelines can be followed.
Forensic evidence? You have eyewitnesses who saw the man decapitate the child.
Zero respect for life.It's a disease that's spreading.
Or can we look upon this for what it is? A crime which must be dealt with as every crime should be regardless of where it happens.
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Mohammed made him do it.
OH...ok....whew...at least there's a logical explanation.
it simply means that jeddah is in saudi arabia. It wasn’t clear from the article where jeddah is.
Followers of the religion of peace. The animals who worship Islam need a serious wake up call.
Prayers for the child and family.
A loving member of the family, so good with children, just suddenly snapped.
What to call what this savage beast did? A deed of peace?
The murderer will lose his own head to a sword stroke in a public square, and it won’t take 20 years.
Personally, given the nature of the crime, I would replace the sword with a rusty saw blade, just this once.
AS per Saudi Sharia law, this man will be beheaded in public.
That should get him three lashes.
I'll wager that the father of the boy will be given the sword to execute the murderer.
First mistake in the headline is the first word “man”.
This was not a human. This was a barbarian savage cockroach whose mind was distorted by his violent ideology cleverly disguised as a religion.