Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Another Islam-inspired homicide in the US

Prosecutors in Cook County, Chicago, said Friday that James Larry, a Chicago Muslim, has confessed to brutally murdering his wife, his seven-month old son Jihad, and two of his nieces. According to the Chicago Tribune, Larry was a prison convert to Islam who had been arguing with his wife over her refusal to become a Muslim and wear Islamic clothing. His sister revealed that he had been clutching a copy of the Koran and telling relatives that “something in the book told him to kill someone.” Unfortunately, such killings of supposed loved ones for their failure to measure up to some Islamic standard is quite common in many parts of the world, as we reported in some previous editions, eg. Vol 11 No 4&5, Vol 12 No 1, etc.

In an article here ( ) Robert Spencer expressed his disgust at the failure of most of mainstream media in the US to cover the story, especially in the light of predictable publicity that would have attended the story, were it be a Christian fundamentalist who, God forbid, was involved in such a carnage.

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