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Man Butchers 15-Month-Old Nephew in Jeddah Supermarket
Arab News ^ | 3 March 2008 | Samir Al-Saadi

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 store’s 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 boy’s 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 boy’s 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 boy’s mother and her husband. He chopped off the boy’s 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 boy’s 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 child’s 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 kid’s 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 victim’s family lived close by and frequented the supermarket. “I’ve 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 boy’s 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 can’t understand it... I still can’t 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.


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KEYWORDS: decapitation; murder; rop; saudiarabia; syrians
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1 posted on 03/03/2008 3:03:35 AM PST by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Lemme guess. Methodists ?

RIP for the poor baby, and may Uncle rot where it’s perpetually warm.


2 posted on 03/03/2008 3:05:56 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: kingattax

jeddah is in Saudi Arabia


3 posted on 03/03/2008 3:08:10 AM PST by ari-freedom (Obama on the islamic call to prayer: ''one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset'')
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To: 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 store’s fruit and vegetable section.

Shocking!

The religious authorities usually require such things to be done in the meat section of the market, where proper halal guidelines can be followed.

4 posted on 03/03/2008 3:08:21 AM PST by gridlock (Proud McCain Supporter since February 7, 2008.)
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To: kingattax
Following the murder, police sealed off the supermarket while forensic experts gathered evidence

Forensic evidence? You have eyewitnesses who saw the man decapitate the child.

5 posted on 03/03/2008 3:17:54 AM PST by dawn53
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To: kingattax
“How could someone do such a thing?"

Zero respect for life.It's a disease that's spreading.

6 posted on 03/03/2008 3:18:00 AM PST by mitch5501 (typical)
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To: ari-freedom
"jeddah is in Saudi Arabia" So does that mean this terrible tragedy is George W. Bush's fault because he is friendly with the Saudi family?

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.

7 posted on 03/03/2008 3:20:00 AM PST by wmileo (I miss Ronald Wilson Reagan. POTUS #40)
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To: mitch5501

“The failed policies of this Administration...”
“Yes we can, Hope, Change...”
BS.


8 posted on 03/03/2008 3:20:03 AM PST by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: kingattax
Guess that Religion of Peace mantra... does not come into effect in supermarkets, eh?
9 posted on 03/03/2008 3:21:09 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: kingattax

Source

10 posted on 03/03/2008 3:22:06 AM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: kingattax
“No one could bear the gruesome sight of the boy’s 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?

Mohammed made him do it.

11 posted on 03/03/2008 3:24:06 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: kingattax
“The murderer was in a dispute with the boy’s mother and her husband. He chopped off the boy’s head in front of the mother to get back at her.”

OH...ok....whew...at least there's a logical explanation.

12 posted on 03/03/2008 3:24:38 AM PST by ZinGirl
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To: wmileo

it simply means that jeddah is in saudi arabia. It wasn’t clear from the article where jeddah is.


13 posted on 03/03/2008 3:25:44 AM PST by ari-freedom (Obama on the islamic call to prayer: ''one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset'')
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To: kingattax

Followers of the religion of peace. The animals who worship Islam need a serious wake up call.

Prayers for the child and family.


14 posted on 03/03/2008 3:34:43 AM PST by Shirerwasright (Liberalism continues to erode the foundations of America)
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To: Lijahsbubbe; dennisw; Yehuda
An eyewitness, who lives in the neighborhood, said that the victim’s family lived close by and frequented the supermarket. “I’ve seen the murderer carrying the same child and playing with him on a number of occasions,” he added.

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?

15 posted on 03/03/2008 3:40:45 AM PST by Ezekiel
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To: kingattax

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.


16 posted on 03/03/2008 3:40:58 AM PST by atomic conspiracy (Rousing the blog-rabble since 9-11-01)
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To: kingattax

AS per Saudi Sharia law, this man will be beheaded in public.


17 posted on 03/03/2008 3:43:41 AM PST by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: kingattax

That should get him three lashes.


18 posted on 03/03/2008 3:45:10 AM PST by txzman (Jer 23:29)
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To: atomic conspiracy
Personally, given the nature of the crime, I would replace the sword with a rusty saw blade, just this once.

I'll wager that the father of the boy will be given the sword to execute the murderer.

19 posted on 03/03/2008 3:45:13 AM PST by mware (Americans in arm chairs doing the job that the media refuses to do.)
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To: kingattax

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.


20 posted on 03/03/2008 3:45:57 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: mware
I'll wager that the father of the boy will be given the sword to execute the murderer.
Nope, the Saudis have professional executioners. Saw an interview with an executioner once. He was a Nigerian guy.

This describes the process. One thing to note is that the victim's family has the right to forgive the criminal right before the execution.

21 posted on 03/03/2008 3:51:48 AM PST by ketsu
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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.
Meh.... It's fine to blame the muzzies for terrorism. However, the Saudi murder rate is half that of the US, for reasons our child murdering friend is about to discover.
22 posted on 03/03/2008 3:55:10 AM PST by ketsu
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To: kingattax

I honestly don’t think Islam or ME culture had anything to do with this, judging by the other people’s reactions. This guy was just plain psycho.


23 posted on 03/03/2008 3:56:43 AM PST by ovrtaxt (Member of the irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.)
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To: dawn53
Forensic evidence? You have eyewitnesses who saw the man decapitate the child.

The were looking for evidence of what the child did to offend Allah that made him deserve this punishment.

24 posted on 03/03/2008 3:57:29 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Scrape the bottom, vote for Rodham!)
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To: ovrtaxt
I honestly don’t think Islam or ME culture had anything to do with this, judging by the other people’s reactions. This guy was just plain psycho.
This article piqued my interest, so I've been doing some digging around. It looks like Saudi Arabia is experiencing a pretty large social breakdown. http://www.yahind.com/news/directory.php?id=1052
25 posted on 03/03/2008 4:00:46 AM PST by ketsu
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To: kingattax

Well this and the Texas killings are not really what I wanted to read this morning. This is one of the most awful things I’ve ever heard of. This is one instance where I am thankful for Sharia law.


26 posted on 03/03/2008 4:08:51 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Religion of Peace Heads up. No he wasn’t a Methodist, but you can bet the Methodist church will be blaming it on the
“Zionists”.


27 posted on 03/03/2008 4:11:09 AM PST by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

Forgive me but...
I wasn’t there (thank God), so this is as much speculation as anything else said, but what does this have to do with islam?
I’ll take cheap shots at muslims at every opportunity, but what you have here is simply a certified psychopath.
You will see is in some cases ( such as this one) ,appropriate punishment for the crime.
No, they don’t have it all right as far as I am concerned, but we could learn a lesson from the outcome of this, he will breath a lot fewer breaths. If he were in the US, he’d be alive for the next 15 years during the appeal process and most likely never executed.
In this case, I think the muslims have it right.


28 posted on 03/03/2008 4:13:18 AM PST by FunkyZero
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To: Moonman62
Mohammed made him do it.

Correct. Mohamed was a head chopper and is the model for all Muslims. It's in the Koran --All Muslims should copy the life of their (bogus) prophet
29 posted on 03/03/2008 4:18:14 AM PST by dennisw (Never bet on a false prophet! <<<||>>> Never bet on Islam!)
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To: FunkyZero
Forgive me but...
I wasn’t there (thank God), so this is as much speculation as anything else said, but what does this have to do with islam?
I’ll take cheap shots at muslims at every opportunity, but what you have here is simply a certified psychopath.
You will see is in some cases ( such as this one) ,appropriate punishment for the crime.
No, they don’t have it all right as far as I am concerned, but we could learn a lesson from the outcome of this, he will breath a lot fewer breaths. If he were in the US, he’d be alive for the next 15 years during the appeal process and most likely never executed.
In this case, I think the muslims have it right.-

Forgive me but just about every head chopping I've read about in  recent years has been done by Muslims
Are you ware that in the Koran Muhammad and his henchman chopped off the heads of 700 Jews?  "Banu Qurayza" tribe

http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&rlz=1T4GGIH_enUS259US259&q=%22Banu+Qurayza%22+++beheaded

 

 

 

30 posted on 03/03/2008 4:23:55 AM PST by dennisw (Never bet on a false prophet! <<<||>>> Never bet on Islam!)
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To: kingattax

Wonder if this story will make it to the MSM


31 posted on 03/03/2008 4:26:10 AM PST by libh8er
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To: fieldmarshaldj

With all due respect, this kind of horrible insanity occurs here in the USA quite often. Maybe not beheadings, but throwing off of bridges, drowning, etc.


32 posted on 03/03/2008 4:26:13 AM PST by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: gridlock

Stay classy.


33 posted on 03/03/2008 4:26:38 AM PST by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: kingattax
Every day we see the evil of islam... yet I am castigated for pointing out that it is a satanic evil death cult... and osamabama is one of them!

LLS

34 posted on 03/03/2008 4:27:14 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Could I ever vote for mcstain? osamabama hussein may convince me yet!)
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To: kingattax

There is a tradition in Muslim cultures to hold people hostage in order to resolve financial differences. If there was a dispute over money, the uncle siezing the boy to guarantee payment would not be at all out of line.

Of course, taking a hostage is a meaningless gesture unless people believe you might actually harm the hostage if they do not comply...


35 posted on 03/03/2008 4:29:03 AM PST by gridlock (Proud McCain Supporter since February 7, 2008.)
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To: ZinGirl
“The murderer was in a dispute with the boy’s mother and her husband. He chopped off the boy’s head in front of the mother to get back at her.”

There is your islamic arab morality on display.

LLS

36 posted on 03/03/2008 4:29:14 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Could I ever vote for mcstain? osamabama hussein may convince me yet!)
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To: Ezekiel

A deed of satan.

LLS


37 posted on 03/03/2008 4:30:09 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Could I ever vote for mcstain? osamabama hussein may convince me yet!)
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To: ovrtaxt
I guess you forgot about al qaeda cooking and serving a six year old boy to his family?

LLS

38 posted on 03/03/2008 4:31:48 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Could I ever vote for mcstain? osamabama hussein may convince me yet!)
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To: FunkyZero
Hey Funky... maybe it is because every time we hear about beheaded children and six year old boys being killed and cooked and served to their family... or perhaps we read about retarded children and women being used as suicide bombers... or we see the dismembered children... those that have had hands, arms, legs and feet removed as punishment... when we find sex slaves that are children... being abused by their families... when we see children in England murdered for their parents reputations in the community... and they are ALWAYS FROM muslim backgrounds... maybe that is why islam becomes the focal point.

LLS

39 posted on 03/03/2008 4:35:50 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Could I ever vote for mcstain? osamabama hussein may convince me yet!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

eeew. I guess I did.


40 posted on 03/03/2008 4:39:48 AM PST by ovrtaxt (Member of the irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.)
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To: FunkyZero

The head chopping part may be an inspiration of the culture. Other than that, I agree with you.

And it’s sort of refreshing to see people out and out calling the guy a murderer. I’ll bet he doesn’t spend 15 years on death row with tons of expensive appeals, either.

Although if it had been his daughter, and he did it because she had been talking to a boy...


41 posted on 03/03/2008 4:41:59 AM PST by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: kingattax
Why were all the onlookers fainting and shivering? They should be used to such scenes. Public beheadings in the towns and cities are the common method of execution in Saudi and they draw large crowds of gaping, gawking, psycho onlookers. Such is the regard for the dignity of life.

There doesn't appear to be any mass movement to do away with this barbaric custom, so why all the swooning in the supermarket? Goats and chickens are routinely beheaded in their households' back yards, so what's new when it's a mere human.

I'm speaking metaphorically, of course, but then again........

Leni

42 posted on 03/03/2008 4:42:27 AM PST by MinuteGal (FRed and Mitt are Still My Guys)
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To: kingattax

Islam is a mental illness.


43 posted on 03/03/2008 4:45:51 AM PST by ricks_place
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To: ovrtaxt

Islam does play a part in this horrific incident. The extent to which Islam, via the quran, condones and even encourages violence, and the indoctrination process that each child undergoes as part of the schooling, rationalize this type of behavior. And, the high level of violence in the ME, over the past 30-40 years has desensitized the populace.
The fact that this nutcase acted out in this manner may be an aberration to some. But, to many of us, it’s an expected ramification of the society, on the main.

Islam is a cancer on humanity.


44 posted on 03/03/2008 4:49:40 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Lemme guess. Methodists ?

Amish maybe?

45 posted on 03/03/2008 4:54:35 AM PST by MaxMax (I need a life after politics)
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To: ovrtaxt
It seems since osamabama is the dim messiah that FR has become a PC sanctuary for those that wish to give the rop a pass... not me... I’ve lost friends at the hands of those savages. Until that death cult is destroyed, satan has a standing army. I hope I was not abrasive to you in my response. I respect your opinion and agree with you most of the time.

LLS

46 posted on 03/03/2008 4:59:48 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Could I ever vote for mcstain? osamabama hussein may convince me yet!)
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To: NavVet
No he wasn’t a Methodist, but you can bet the Methodist church will be blaming it on the “Zionists”.

Are you saying that the Methodist church is anti-Semetic? If so, that's a new one on me!

47 posted on 03/03/2008 5:02:27 AM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW!)
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To: ketsu

Good Grief!

That is unbelievable.


48 posted on 03/03/2008 5:05:49 AM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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To: kingattax

In this case I sure as hell hope Sharia law is enforced. I believe it calls for the murderer to be beheaded.


49 posted on 03/03/2008 5:09:27 AM PST by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: CarrotAndStick

Only because it was a male child. Had it been a female, he’d have paid a blood price, and no legal consequenses....


50 posted on 03/03/2008 5:10:37 AM PST by Maigrey (Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus --- Hogwarts Motto)
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