One of my old posters started her own blog called Dastardy Dads. It's a little gory but I thought I'd post a comment on it when I read this story...however, I couldn't so I put the comment on my blog instead.
Anyway, best of luck with your blog Silverside.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Custodial dad murders 3 children (Taif, Saudi Arabia)
UNNAMED DAD had custody of the children, as is the legal custom in Saudi Arabia. His wife had left him and returned to her father's home. She had wanted, somehow, to get the children back. But that won't happen now that Dad has stabbed two of the children to death, and beheaded the third.
Monday 20 July 2009 (27 Rajab 1430)
Soaked in blood, killer dad called cops
TAIF: More details have come out in the cold-blooded murder of three children by their father in Al-Qumriyah district of this highland city in the Western Region. According to Sunday’s edition of the local daily Shams, the father is a former military police officer in his 50s who was crippled last year in a car accident that ended his career. His wife left him some time after the accident and went back to live with her family.
After murdering his three children, the man — whose name is not being made public — called police to inform them of his crime and waited at his home, drenched in blood, for the authorities to arrive and arrest him.
Shams described the crime in detail, presumably citing official reports. After his brothers left the house, the man began with his six-year-old daughter, Siham, stabbing her more than 10 times in the chest and abdomen. Five-year-old Raid came next; the father beheaded him. Then the man went after seven-month-old Lamis, stabbing the baby girl to death.
Some neighbors say the father committed the crime after receiving a telephone call from his wife who threatened that she would take the three children from him.
Posted by silverside at 8:10 AM
Labels: child death, custodial dad, murder
Response by NYMOM
I don't know if you are aware of it but under strict Islamic Law a child under the age of 7 or 9 years old is supposed to be in the custody of their mother and her family (in the event or divorce)...
So as usual men want to have it both ways...they want to claim they are strictly religious and go by Sharia law but then they also want to follow the western secular law code to give themselves custody when Sharia law and custom would deny it...
What else is new.
Actually Sharia law codes can be better for mothers of young children then our secular western ones.
Fancy that now!!!!!