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  • Pakistan group threatens to kill U.S. reporter--Says He's a Mossad Agent--Al Fuqra Leader Arrested

    01/30/2002 12:44:47 PM PST · by Shermy · 18 replies · 646+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 30, 2002 (8:52.p.m.) | Reuters
    Updated information:NEW YORK (Reuters) - The group that claims it has kidnapped a Wall Street Journal reporter in Pakistan has sent e-mail to news organisations threatening to kill him within 24 hours unless the U.S. government released Pakistani prisoners held in the Afghan war. The e-mail, sent to The Wall Street Journal, CNN and The New York Times, among others, accused reporter Daniel Pearl of being a spy for Israel. It also warned other U.S. journalists in Pakistan to leave the country within three days. "We have interrogated Mr. D. Pearl and have come to the conclusion that contrary to ...
  • Jihadists decapitate Malian accused of informing for French army

    03/22/2015 2:35:11 PM PDT · by wtd · 6 replies
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | 3/22/2015 50 minutes ago
    Jihadists decapitate Malian accused of informing for French armyBamako (AFP) - Militants from Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) decapitated a Malian this week that they accused of aiding France's anti-jihadist operation in the region, security sources said Saturday. "A Malian civilian accused of collaborating with French forces in the Barkhane operation was executed and decapitated by AQIM this week," a military source with the United Nations' MINUSMA mission in Mali said of Thursday's killing in the marketplace in Tichift, 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Timbuktu.
  • Florida Man Charged With Decapitating Mom With Axe

    01/01/2015 12:41:57 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/1/15
    A schizophrenic Florida man chopped off his mother's head with an axe because she kept nagging him about chores, police said Thursday. Christian Jose Gomez, 23, who has several previous arrests, was booked on a charge of first-degree murder for the grisly New Year's Eve crime in Oldsmar. He allegedly told police he had been planning the attack for two days because he was in a fit of pique over his mother's requests that he put some boxes in the attic, NBC station WFLA reported. Gomez put his mother's head a garbage can but couldn't lift her body into it...
  • Son, 23, beheaded his mother on New Year's Eve and dragged her body to the trash 'because she nagged

    01/02/2015 7:14:04 PM PST · by Gamecock · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 January 2015 | Zoe Szathmary
    Full Title: Son, 23, beheaded his mother on New Year's Eve and dragged her body to the trash 'because she nagged him about chores' A Florida man has hacked off his mother's head with an ax on New Year's Eve then dragged her body out to the garbage because she nagged him to do chores, police say. Christian Gomez, 23, confessed to beheading his mother Maria Suarez-Cassagne after a fight when she asked him to move boxes in the garage. Mario Gomez called 911 on about 7.30pm Wednesday and told dispatchers that his brother Christian had killed their mother and...
  • Oldsmar man arrested for decapitating mother over chores, deputies say

    01/02/2015 3:04:54 AM PST · by rdb3 · 7 replies
    WFLA.com ^ | 1 JAN 2015 | By WFLA.com web staff
    Oldsmar man arrested for decapitating mother over chores, deputies sayPosted: Jan 01, 2015 12:09 PM CST Updated: Jan 02, 2015 2:50 AM CST By WFLA.com web staff   Christian Jose Gomez booking photo (Photo: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)   The Oldsmar home where deputies say a man decapitated his mother   Maria Suarez-Cassagne OLDSMAR, FL (WFLA) - A man has been arrested for murder after deputies say he decapitated his mother at the family's Oldsmar home on New Year's Eve, all because of a chore he didn't want to complete. The  County Sheriff's Office has charged 23-year-old Christian Jose Gomez...
  • Do you know this woman? Police release sketch of embalmed head found in Pennsylvania woods

    12/23/2014 1:07:14 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 22 December 2014 | Associated Press and MailOnline
    Police have released a sketch of a woman whose embalmed head was found by in Pennsylvania woods last week and are now asking the public for help identifying her. The head was found by a resident walking in the woods in Economy in Beaver County on December 12 and the county coroner deduced it had been embalmed - although it is not known how long ago. As the image released on Monday shows, it appeared to belong to a woman, aged 50 or older, with whitish gray hair that appeared to have been styled.
  • Burka Barbie

    12/12/2014 8:46:17 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | January 19, 2010 | Rich Trzupek
    My first experience with Sharia Law ... Waiting to pass through customs, I observed a Saudi soldier swinging a machete, casually decapitating a score of Kewpie dolls that an unsuspecting westerner had tried to bring into the country. The torsos were returned to the traveler and the heads were dumped in the trash, all in accordance with Sharia Law. As a “how do you do?” there are better ways to make a first impression.
  • Shocking Public Suicide In West Dallas

    12/04/2014 9:11:23 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 53 replies
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Police are investigating after a body was found in the street Wednesday afternoon at Singleton Boulevard and Vilbig Road. Witnesses tell CBSDFW they saw a man scribble something in Spanish on his van. He then tied one end of a rope around his neck and the other end around a fire hydrant. The man then drove off, decapitating himself. The van came to a stop without hurting anyone. It’s not clear exactly what the man wrote on the van.
  • 'Religious zealot' Christian student 'decapitated 19-year-old friend because he thought he

    10/30/2014 5:31:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 91 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 30 October 2014 | Pedro Oliveira Jr. for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: 'Religious zealot' Christian student 'decapitated 19-year-old friend because he thought he practiced witchcraft' A deeply Christian college student in Oklahoma allegedly nearly decapitated the son of a state trooper with a sword because the victim practiced witchcraft, police say. Isaiah Marin of Stillwater was charged Thursday with first-degree murder in the attack that killed 19-year-old Jacob Andrew Crockett a day earlier. The two had been playing cards with a third pal, Marin's brother, when Marin removed the 'large black sword' from its sheath and began swinging it around, court records obtained by MailOnline show. Scroll down for video
  • About that Long Island decapitation/'suicide', 2 Found Dead In Farmingdale, LIRR Line Shut Down

    10/29/2014 7:34:25 AM PDT · by wtd · 27 replies
    CBS and more ^ | 10/29/2014 | self
    From the comments at CBS: 2 Found Dead In Farmingdale, LIRR Line Shut Down: Witness posting on another site says the man hit by the train did not decapitate the woman. He tried to intervene and was chased by the killer into the path of the train. The killer had a machete and was shouting in Arabic. He apparently fled the scene. ***** Blog entry from GodLikeProductionsprovides a description of events (in multiple entries) from an alleged eye witness exactly as described in the comment above from CBS: Quote 1: "Im here now, but I have to go home, everything...
  • Man jumps in front of LIRR train after allegedly beheading woman in Farmingdale

    10/28/2014 11:06:34 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 60 replies
    WPIX11 ^ | 10-28-2014 | WPIX
    Police are investigating after a man reportedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a Long Island Rail Road train after brutally beheading a woman on Long Island Tuesday. A woman in her 60s was found dead on Secatogue Avenue in Faramingdale, near the LIRR station, officials said. Witnesses say she was the victim of the beheading. They told PIX11 News they originally believed it was a Halloween prank.
  • Alton Nolen's Facebook Page Depicted Beheading a Month Before Release from Probation

    09/26/2014 9:47:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 26, 2014 | John Sexton
    Alton Nolen, the man authorities believe is responsible for a brutal beheading in Moore, Oklahoma Thursday, posted an image which seemed to justify beheading on his Facebook page earlier this year. Nolen posted on Facebook under the name Jah'Keem Yisrael. Over the past year, most of his posts deal with Islam. He writes short statements which are signed off with the phrase "****InfoFromAMuslim****." On March 7th, Nolen added an image to his Timeline which shows a partially decapitated man with someone standing over him pulling his head back to show the wound. Above the image there is a quote which...
  • Man beheads woman in Oklahoma workplace

    09/26/2014 6:37:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 147 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/26/14
    A man has beheaded a woman after a workplace dispute in Oklahoma, U.S. law enforcement officials told CNN on Friday. He also tried to kill another woman, officials said.
  • New York driver chains neck to pole, hits gas pedal, gets decapitated

    09/02/2014 10:39:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 108 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 2, 2014 | Michael Y. Park
    A 51-year-old man decapitated himself in New York's Bronx borough by chaining his neck to a pole, getting into his car and stomping on the gas, police said on Tuesday.
  • Woman decapitated neighbor as she begged for her life: prosecutors

    07/25/2014 3:53:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 75 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 24, 2014 | Jamie Schram and Daniel Prendergast
    A Brooklyn woman decapitated her neighbor, a mother of four, as she begged for her life — and scattered the body parts across two Long Island counties, authorities said Thursday. “No, Lee! No, Lee! What you doing? Oh no! Oh no! . . . I’m sorry, I’m sorry,” were the last words that Chinelle LaToya Thompson Browne cried out to Leah Cuevas, 42, during a July 5 fight over the rent, according to prosecutors.
  • Sheriff: Body of Shirley Dermond Found in Lake Oconee

    05/16/2014 3:43:06 PM PDT · by Aquamarine · 34 replies
    WSB-TV.com ^ | 5-16-2014 | WSB-TV
    PUTNAM COUNTY, Ga. — The Putnam County Sheriff confirms to Channel 2 Action News that a body pulled from Lake Oconee late Friday afternoon is that of Shirley Dermond. Dermond disappeared two weeks ago after her husband, Russell Dermond, 88, was found decapitated at the couple’s home on Lake Oconee. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said in his 40 years in law enforcement, he's never seen a case quite like this. “It is unusual for me at this point in the investigation, especially with this many people involved in the investigation, not to have a clear path that we are...
  • Teen charged in decapitation death 'wanted to leave his aunt a present'

    12/27/2013 4:48:46 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 27, 2013 | Steve Schmadeke
    A teen has confessed to killing his aunt's boyfriend with a hammer, then dismembering the body and placing the head on his aunt's bed, according to prosecutors. "He wanted to leave his aunt a present," Assistant State's Attorney Kingsley Sawyers said during a court hearing where Alexis Valdez, 18, was ordered held without bond.
  • 'Vampire' Graves Uncovered in Poland

    07/12/2013 7:14:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    Live Science ^ | July 12, 2013 | Marc Lallanilla
    'Vampire' Graves Uncovered in Poland Archaeologists in Poland believe they've made a startling discovery: a group of vampire graves. The graves were discovered during the construction of a roadway near the Polish town of Gliwice, where archaeologists are more accustomed to finding the remains of World War II soldiers, according to The Telegraph. But instead of soldiers, the graves contained skeletons whose heads had been severed and placed on their legs. This indicated to the archaeologists that the bodies had been subject to a ritualized execution designed to ensure the dead stayed dead, The Telegraph reports. By keeping the head...
  • Indonesia: Islamic supremacists decapitate statue of Virgin Mary

    12/15/2011 3:04:28 PM PST · by yank in the UK · 19 replies
    Jihadwatch ^ | 15th Dec 2011 | Robert Spencer
    Last night, vandals decapitated the statue of the Virgin Mary in a small grotto in Sendag Prawito, Tawangmangu, Semarang Archdiocese (Central Java). A cross was stolen and the aspersorium was badly damaged.
  • Thibodaux Police: Mother's boyfriend arrested in dismembering death of 7-year-old

    08/14/2011 7:50:46 PM PDT · by Kirkwood · 34 replies
    wwltv.com ^ | August 14, 2011 | Monica Hernandez / Eyewitness News
    THIBODAUX, La. – Police are investigating a gruesome homicide involving a 7-year-old boy whose decapitated body was found near the road outside his home in Thibodaux, police said. The 30-year-old live-in boyfriend of the victim's mother is the suspect and had confessed to the crime, according to police. The victim is identified as Jori Lirette, a special needs child who police said had cerebral palsy. (excerpt - more at wwltv.com)
  • Decapitated body, explosive device found in Evanston park (Chicagoland)

    09/14/2010 2:47:00 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 67 replies · 1+ views
    SunTimes ^ | 9-14-10 | Bob Seidenberg, Kim Janssen
    Evanston police are investigating an early morning explosion that left one man dead Tuesday and led to the evacuation of residents and the closure of a middle school. Police secured the area around the Nichols Middle School and Fitzsimmons Park, where the decapitated body of an unidentified male and an explosive device were found shortly before 6 a.m. At Tuesday afternoon news conference, Evanston Police Commander Tom Guenther said authorities were taking the explosion “extremely seriously’’ but did not yet understand what the bomber’s intentions were. Police refused to identify the man who died and said they had not determined...
  • Jacksonville police arrest son in decapitation death of mother

    04/26/2010 11:12:12 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 14 replies · 1,403+ views
    JACKSONVILLE.COM ^ | April 26, 2010 | swampsniper
    A gruesome murder that left the body of 43-year-old Jennifer Renee-Henry Ling in her home in the 1500 block of West Sixth Street Sunday and her decapitated head in a bag a few blocks away has ended with the arrest of her 21-year-old son. But Jumar D. Henry of the 1000 block of North Liberty Street didn’t go quietly, according to Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Lt. Larry Schmitt.
  • (Baseball Legend) Ted Williams' Frozen Head For Batting Practice At Cryogenics Lab: Book

    10/04/2009 9:43:07 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies · 2,322+ views
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | Friday, October 2, 2009 | Nathaniel Vinton
    Ted Williams' frozen head for batting practice at cryogenics lab: book BY Nathaniel Vinton DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Updated Friday, October 2nd 2009, 10:44 AM Head of Ted Williams was abused by employees at Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, Ariz., whistleblower says. AP Ted Williams, who spent his entire career with the Red Sox, died in 2002 at the age of 83. 'Frozen,' by former Alcor exec Larry Johnson, makes shocking claims about how employees treated Ted Williams' frozen head. Take our PollCryonics: Critical or near-criminal? In "Frozen," Larry Johnson, a former exec at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation...
  • Is decapitating your wife 'malicious'?

    09/22/2009 11:02:04 PM PDT · by MarylousAmerica · 25 replies · 1,779+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 9/22/09 | Marylou Barry
    "Words mean things," Rush Limbaugh likes to say. Well, if the word manslaughter means anything at all, why would a court in the state of New York – where English presumably is still spoken and understood – accept a plea of manslaughter from Muzzammil "Mo" Hassan? Hassan, if you remember, is the Bridges TV founder charged with the decapitation death of his wife, Aasiya Zabair Hassan, in his upscale suburban Buffalo office last February, where she was found with three dozen stab wounds to her body and her head sawed off with a steak knife.
  • Chilling 911 Call in Horrific Texas Baby Decapitation Case - Audio

    07/30/2009 2:14:11 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies · 1,308+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 30, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is profoundly sad audio of the 911 Call in the case of a Texas mother accused of decapitating her own 3 1/2 week old baby. On the call, you hear the woman's sister calling 911 and reporting "the baby is dead," and telling the dispatcher that her sister had "hurt her baby." The woman eventually said that her sister had "killed the baby." The sister who called also said the mother had been "hearing voices" during the night and had brought her the baby several times. Then, after she calmed down, her sister took the baby back to the...
  • Crowd Gathers In Protest In Front Of Church

    07/14/2009 11:39:03 AM PDT · by steve-b · 27 replies · 1,215+ views
    Gainesville Sun ^ | 7/8/09 | Lise Fisher
    Residents carried their own signs Wednesday evening calling for "peace not hate" in response to a northwest Gainesville church that recently posted a sign with an anti-Islamic message. At least 80 people gathered on both sides of Northwest 37th Street in front of the Dove World Outreach Center for a prayer vigil organized after the church recently erected a sign proclaiming "Islam is of the devil." Participants held up their signs and listened to words from Eve MacMaster, pastor of the Emmanuel Mennonite Church, and Saeed R. Kahn, president of the Muslim Association of North Central Florida. The group maintained...
  • Decapitator awaits appeal result

    02/07/2009 11:50:31 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 10 replies · 738+ views
    Live News ^ | 6/02/2009 | anon
    The Queensland Court of Appeal has reserved a man's appeal against his conviction for the brutal murder and decapitation of a homeless teenager. James Patrick Roughan was 27 in July 2008 when he was found guilty by a Brisbane Supreme Court jury, for the second time, of murdering Morgan Jay Shepherd on March 29, 2005 at Sandgate, north of Brisbane. Mr Shepherd was just 17 when he was stabbed 133 times and decapitated, before his head was used as a puppet. Roughan and co-accused Christopher Clark Jones, then 23, were jailed for life. Witnesses told the court the two had...
  • Mummies stir political row in China [Caucasian Mummies?]

    11/19/2008 2:13:56 PM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 16 replies · 1,347+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 20 Nov 2008, 0001 hrs IST | The Times of India
    URUMQI (China): An exhibit in the museum in Urumqui gives the government's unambiguous take on the history of this border region: "Xinjiang has been an inalienable part of the territory of China," says one prominent sign. But walk upstairs and the ancient corpses on display seem to tell a different story. One called the Loulan Beauty lies on her back with her shoulder-length hair matted down her high cheekbones and long nose the most obvious signs that she is not what one thinks of as Chinese. The Loulan Beauty is one of more than 200 remarkably well-preserved mummies discovered in...
  • Pakistani leaders 'should have been at bombed hotel'(narrowly missed the leadership decapitation)

    09/22/2008 6:08:04 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies · 222+ views
    Times of London ^ | 09/22/08 | Philippe Naughton, and Zahid Hussain
    September 22, 2008 Pakistani leaders 'should have been at bombed hotel' Philippe Naughton, and Zahid Hussain, Islamabad Pakistan's top leaders were to have attended a state dinner at the luxury Islamabad hotel devastated in a suicide bomb attack on Saturday but changed venue at the last minute, it emerged today. Rehman Malik, who heads the Interior Ministry, said that both President Zardari and Yousuf Raza Gilani, the Prime Minister, were expected at the Marriott hotel to mark Mr Zardari's inaugural presidential address to Parliament. “The National Assembly speaker had arranged a dinner for the entire leadership, for the President, Prime...
  • Businessman uses Aston Martin to decapitate himself in horrific suicide

    08/08/2008 11:36:15 AM PDT · by Renfield · 52 replies · 305+ views
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 8-08-08 | Luke Salkeld
    A businessman decapitated himself in his sports car to get back at his younger wife for leaving him, an inquest has heard. Gerald Mellin, 54, taunted his estranged wife Mirrielle, 33, with threats of suicide. He even showed her the rope he was going to use, which he kept in the boot of his open-top Aston Martin DB7....
  • Associated Press: Canada Bus Passenger Stabs, Decapitates Seat Mate

    08/01/2008 7:46:38 AM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 55 replies · 313+ views
    Google News ^ | August 1, 2008 | Associated Press
    Canada bus passenger stabs, decapitates seat mate 14 hours ago PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Manitoba (AP) — A traveler aboard a Greyhound bus repeatedly stabbed and then decapitated his seat mate, pausing during the savage attack in central Canada to display the head to passengers who had fled in horror, witnesses and officials said Thursday.
  • Witness: Man beheaded on Greyhound bus: CANADA

    07/31/2008 8:22:23 AM PDT · by rface · 231 replies · 1,939+ views
    SUN MEDIA ^ | Thu, July 31, 2008 | SUN MEDIA / Canada Press
    PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. — A man was stabbed to death then beheaded on a Greyhound bus in an apparent random act of violence, according to an eyewitness. All lanes of traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway remained closed Thursday morning west of Portage la Prairie as the RCMP investigated what they would only refer to as "a major incident" on the bus that was headed from Edmonton to Winnipeg. At about 8:45 p.m. the vehicle was stopped in the eastbound lane following an apparent assault. Garnet Caton, one of 37 passengers on the bus, said he witnessed the attack. "We...
  • Horror: Man beheads one-year-old in Saudi grocery store

    03/03/2008 9:57:32 AM PST · by jdm · 122 replies · 436+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 03, 2008 | Allahpundit
    The M.O. is distinctly Saudi but every society has its lunatics and there’s no evidence suggesting it was motivated by anything more than a family spat, so no grand cultural comment here. Even so, we’re getting lots of tips about it. Just because. 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...
  • Man Butchers 15-Month-Old Nephew in Jeddah Supermarket

    03/03/2008 3:03:34 AM PST · by kingattax · 92 replies · 1,172+ views
    Arab News ^ | 3 March 2008 | Samir Al-Saadi
    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....
  • Headless Body Found In Manhole

    11/26/2007 12:31:42 PM PST · by ShadowDancer · 61 replies · 100+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | November 26, 2007
    Headless Body Found In ManholePOSTED: 11:47 am EST November 26, 2007 UPDATED: 2:43 pm EST November 26, 2007 DETROIT -- The Wayne County Police Department is investigating the discovery of a decapitated man’s body inside a manhole on Monday morning. The Wayne County Water Department told Local 4 they found the headless body in a manhole in an alley near Kercheval and Montclair streets on Detroit’s eastside. The water department said it was called to the area to investigate reports of backed up sewage. Police said the body has been taken to the Wayne County Medical examiner’s office. However, police...
  • Head Found, Teens Arrested in 'Thrill Kill' Death of Decapitated Sex Offender

    11/12/2007 1:08:04 PM PST · by keats5 · 101 replies · 90+ views
    www.foxnews.com ^ | Monday, November 12, 2007 | AP
    NORTHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Two teens have been charged in the brutal decapitation death of a registered sex offender in Michigan whose headless body was left to burn in a subdivision in what prosecutors are calling a "thrill kill."
  • Greenspan: Ouster Of Hussein Crucial For Oil Security

    09/17/2007 8:28:47 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 31 replies · 606+ views
    Washi9ngton Post ^ | 9/17/07 | Bob Woodward
    By Bob Woodward Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, September 17, 2007; A03 Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman, said in an interview that the removal of Saddam Hussein had been "essential" to secure world oil supplies, a point he emphasized to the White House in private conversations before the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Greenspan, who was the country's top voice on monetary policy at the time Bush decided to go to war in Iraq, has refrained from extensive public comment on it until now, but he made the striking comment in a new memoir out today that "the Iraq...
  • Fight to Save Teenage Maid from Beheading (Islamofascism, Saudi Style)

    07/26/2007 7:03:49 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 1,993+ views
    Times Online ^ | July 26, 2007 | Jeremy Page
    July 26, 2007 Fight to save teenage maid from beheading Jeremy Page in Delhi When Rizana Nafeek left her war-torn village in Sri Lanka two years ago, aged 17, she hoped to find a new life of peace and prosperity working as a maid in Saudi Arabia. Instead, she is on death row, facing possible decapitation in the next few months for allegedly strangling the baby son of her Saudi employers. Executions are commonplace in Saudi Arabia: there have been 109 so far this year, including four Sri Lankans who were beheaded for armed robbery. But Nafeek’s tender age, summary...
  • 20 beheaded bodies found near Baghdad (ROP ALERT)

    06/28/2007 2:37:53 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 23 replies · 940+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 28 June 2007
    IRAQI authorities today found the bodies of 20 beheaded men dumped on the banks of the river Tigris in the town of Salman Pak, just south of Baghdad. Locals spotted the bodies and informed authorities who have yet to identify the victims, police said. Beheadings are a common tactic usually used by radical Sunni groups such as al-Qaeda in Iraq
  • Woman survives ‘internal decapitation’ [Skull separated from her spine in car crash]

    05/17/2007 10:09:57 AM PDT · by bedolido · 10 replies · 786+ views
    msnbc ^ | 5-17-2007 | Staff Writer
    DENVER - Even her surgeon calls her a miracle. Shannon Malloy was critically injured Jan. 25 when a car crash slammed her into the dashboard. Her skull separated from her spine, although her skin, spinal cord and other internal organs remained intact. The rare condition is known as clinically as internal decapitation, and it left her with no control over her head.
  • California Man Cuts Off Mom's Head With Saw, Dies Trying to Cut Off His Own

    05/09/2007 1:09:27 PM PDT · by gura · 22 replies · 957+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 5/9/2007 | Associated Press
    LA HABRA, Calif. — An Orange County man cut off his mother's head with a circular saw and then died after trying to decapitate himself, authorities said. Police answered a 911 report of a family dispute at a Pinehurst Avenue home just after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, entered a locked bedroom and found the body of 60-year-old Guadalupe Ruiz on a bed, police spokeswoman Cindy Knapp said. Arthur Ruiz Jr., 32, was on another bed with the saw nearby. He had died of neck injuries, police said. It was unclear why Ruiz attacked his mother, police said. A child and three...
  • Saddam aides hanged, anger at beheading "mishap" (Half-brother's head popped off)

    01/15/2007 2:29:33 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 89 replies · 3,632+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | January 15, 2007
    Excerpt - BAGHDAD, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Two of Saddam Hussein's aides were hanged before dawn on Monday, the Iraqi government said, admitting that the head of his half-brother Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti was also ripped from his body during the execution. On the defensive after international uproar over sectarian taunts during the illicitly filmed hanging of the ousted president two weeks ago, government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh insisted there was "no violation of procedure" during the executions of Barzan and former judge Awad Hamed al-Bander. But defence lawyers and politicians from Saddam's once dominant Sunni Arab minority expressed fury at the...
  • Drug cartels adopt beheading as message

    09/27/2006 6:51:10 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 7 replies · 1,660+ views
    MEXICO CITY - To send a chilling message to their underworld rivals, Mexican drug cartels are adopting a method of intimidation made notorious by Middle Eastern terrorist groups. At least 26 people have been decapitated in Mexico this year, with heads stuck on fences, dumped in trash piles and -- most recently -- tossed onto a nightclub dance floor. Although beheading goes back centuries as a form of execution, it has become the latest tactical escalation of an ongoing turf war that gets nastier all the time, with hit men looking for new ways to instill fear. "Before, they tortured...
  • Man sentenced to prison for tearing head off kitten

    09/21/2006 7:09:47 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 94 replies · 1,493+ views
    Quad-Cities Online ^ | September 19, 2006 10:58 AM | AP
    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- A [St. Louis] Metro East man was ordered to spend two years in prison after admitting in court that he tore the head off a kitten in the wake of a fight with his live-in girlfriend. When it comes to animal abuse cases, "we don't get prison sentences all the time, so it's always good when we do," Stephanee Smith, a spokeswoman for the Madison County State's Attorney's Office, said Tuesday of the case against Jacob Thornton. Thornton, 21, of Bethalto[, Illinois], was to have had a preliminary hearing last Thursday on the felony animal torture...
  • (Menchaca) Slain soldier's brother skeptical of group's claim (al-Qaida-linked group)

    07/13/2006 6:41:16 AM PDT · by weegee · 11 replies · 579+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 12, 2006, 11:36AM | By JAMES PINKERTON
    Slain soldier's brother skeptical of group's claim He doubts that Menchaca, a 2nd soldier could have been linked to rape suspects HARLINGEN - The brother of slain Army Pfc. Kristian Menchaca said Tuesday that he is skeptical of an al-Qaida-linked group's claim that it killed Menchaca and another U.S. soldier more than three months after troops from their unit allegedly raped and killed a young Iraqi woman. Julio Cesar Vasquez, the older brother of Menchaca, said he does not think the suspected al-Qaida insurgents could have linked the two slain soldiers to the rape suspects. ''It could be, but how...
  • BBC: US soldiers' bodies found in Iraq ~ Bodies Booby Trapped,...Zarqawi successor killed....

    06/20/2006 1:13:20 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 74 replies · 5,094+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, 20 June 2006, 19:13 GMT 20:13 UK | BBC Staff
    US soldiers' bodies found in Iraq Kristian Menchaca and flags raised at Thomas Tucker's Oregon home Two US soldiers missing in Iraq since Friday have been found dead south of Baghdad, the US military has said.The bodies were found in the Yusifiya area on Monday. An Iraqi defence ministry spokesman said the bodies had shown signs of torture. An insurgent group linked to al-Qaeda in Iraq, which claimed it abducted the men, has now said that it killed them. The missing men have been named as Kristian Menchaca and Thomas Tucker, both from the 101st Airborne Division. Another US...
  • Al-Zarqawi's successor gets the credit

    06/20/2006 9:11:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 2,148+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/20/06 | Nadia Abou El-Magd - ap
    CAIRO, Egypt - The new leader of al-Qaida in Iraq killed two U.S. soldiers whom the group abducted last week, an insurgent umbrella group said in a Web statement posted Tuesday. The statement, which could not be authenticated, said the two soldiers were "slaughtered," suggesting they had been beheaded by Abu Hamza al-Muhajer. The Arabic word used in the statement, "nahr," is used for the slaughtering of sheep by cutting the throat and has been used in past statements to refer to beheadings. The claim of responsibility was posted on an Islamic militant Web site where insurgent groups regularly post...
  • Zarqawi's Final Atrocities

    06/08/2006 2:17:06 PM PDT · by MikeA · 122 replies · 5,449+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 06/08/06 | Richard Minitier
    If you are looking for the legacy of Abu Musab al Zarqawi, do not look in the concrete rubble of so-called safe house in Baqubah that became his final resting place. Instead, look less than 10 miles to the west, on the side of the road in the desert town of Hadid, for a pile of cardboard banana boxes. Inside those boxes were nine human heads. Some of the heads still had their blindfolds on. Iraqi police are still attempting to identify the murdered men. Days earlier, in Baquba, Iraqi police found another eight severed heads. One of those heads...
  • Officials investigate whether skull is that of Tran or Lockwood (MI)

    04/06/2006 11:13:34 AM PDT · by absolootezer0 · 915+ views
    Lansing State Journal ^ | 04.06.06 | Kevin Grasha
    EATON RAPIDS TOWNSHIP - Law enforcement officials in two counties are investigating whether a human skull found in the Grand River is that of Leon Ward Lockwood or Phuong Thanh Tran. The remains of Lockwood, the stepson of Jim Cash, a well-known East Lansing screenwriter and Michigan State University professor, were found last June in the Red Cedar River near Webberville in Ingham County - about 30 miles from where the skull was found. Tran’s decapitated body was found in a sport utility vehicle parked in the driveway of his parents’ Delhi Township home in Ingham County in December. Two...
  • Report: Saddam feared own army as US invaded

    03/12/2006 8:09:38 AM PST · by Valin · 21 replies · 1,140+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/12/06
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein's fear of internal rebellion led him to distrust his military commanders even after U.S. forces began their invasion in 2003, crippling the country's defenses, the New York Times reported in Sunday editions. Citing a classified U.S. military report as well other documents and interviews, the Times also said that top Iraqi commanders were shocked when Saddam told them three months before the war that he had no weapons of mass destruction. Prepared nearly a year ago, the classified military report shows that Saddam discounted the possibility of a full-scale American invasion, the Times said....