Posted on | October 3, 2013 | 41 Comments
Surely, this had to be some kind of right-wing Islamophobic urban legend spread by irresponsible Internet gossip-mongers. Because I constantly watch the news — my TV is tuned to MSNBC at this very moment — and if this really happened, you would think maybe the news would mention such an atrocious act of terroristic violence. But I checked around and discovered that this is actually true:
The mother of four young boys who were allegedly beheaded by their Somali-Canadian father says she doesn’t know of any motive for the killings.
Police in Somalia arrested Omar Hassan, 60, after the children, aged 11, 9, 7 and 6, were killed Monday, Qadro Addawe told The Canadian Press.
The alleged slayings happened in the central town of Beledweyne, about 330 kilometres north of the capital Mogadishu.
Speaking from Mogadishu, Addawe said Hassan was a taxi driver in Calgary and had returned home a few months ago.
She said the children had never been to Canada, but had Canadian citizenship through her estranged husband, who had migrated to Canada 30 years ago.
“They were born in Kenya, but they were Canadian because the father was Canadian,” she said.
A regional police commissioner told Agence France-Presse Wednesday that the children’s bodies were found near a village and have been buried.
The news service quoted Col. Isak Ali Abdulle as saying: “The man handed himself in and is in custody now. I think he is not mentally fit but we are questioning him.”
Children beheaded by their father? Just another random coincidence.
In related news, a Democrat finally used the word “jihad.”