After a man confessed to the grisly decapitation of his entire family of five, he told authorities that it was all because of his wife’s unforgivable error.
Despite apologists assuring that Islam is fundamentally peaceful, the most devout Muslims seem to have a Quranic verse ready to justify every act of depravity. On the hand, those who claim that the Quran promotes tolerance and love either fail to cite their scriptural source or regurgitate a partial verse out of context.
Of course, the prophet Muhammad settled this debate 1,400 years ago by raping, enslaving, conquering, and slaughtering those who refused to capitulate to Islamic compulsions. In fact, according to his closest companions and successors, the preferred method of execution of Allah’s Messenger was undeniably public decapitation. Thanks to his penchant for this particular kind of brutality, millions of Muslims have carried on his legacy.
On September 8, a 38-year-old Egyptian man, identified only as Karam A., openly confessed to the brutal murders of his wife and their 4 children in Shorouk near Cairo, Arabic news source Al Arabiya reports. Using his hand to motion the act of beheading, Karam explained to the authorities and media that he chopped off the heads of his 27-year-old wife, Manal A., and their children, 8-year-old Hussein, 5-year-old Mahmoud, 4-year-old Duaa, and 2-year-old Hasanain, one-by-one in the middle of their apartment living room.
Having fled the scene of the gruesome crime, Karam was tracked down by police in his hometown in the Sohag Governate. After his arrest, he told investigators although he was initially hesitant about butchering his family, he went through with the grisly deed. However, perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the mass beheading is Karam’s inane reason for going through with it.
According to a local Egyptian news site, Karam justified beheading his wife and their 4 young children, blaming the horrific mass murder on his completely unsubstantiated suspicion that his wife was having an affair. Karam told officials that he felt an overwhelming compulsion to behead his family, including every one of his innocent children, simply because he suffered from uncontrollable jealousy over his wife.
“I slaughtered her with a knife, separated her head from her body,” Karam said. “I went to the children, tried to prevent myself but the devil was stronger than me, and I slaughtered them.”
Despite having no evidence that Manal was unfaithful, Karam separated from her for 3 days before luring her back into the apartment in order to carry out his murderous plans. Karam invited his wife over for dinner, offering her and the children a delicious meal. However, Manal had no idea that her estranged husband had laced their drinks with sleeping pills, causing them all to eventually fall unconscious. It was then that the ruthless murderer initiated the next step in his evil plot.
One-by-one, Karam sawed off the heads of his wife and their 4 young children before fleeing the scene. He was only caught after neighbors reported a foul smell coming from the apartment, leading police to discover the mangled corpses of the family members and a large knife left beside them.
According to the hadith, the prophet Muhammad once ordered the mass beheading of an entire Jewish tribe. After taking the women and children as slaves, the prophet and his child bride, Aisha, spectated as his men decapitated all men and boys who had reached puberty of the peaceful Banu Qurazya tribe.
Some 800 surrendered men and boys (and at least one woman) from the Qurayza tribe were beheaded by the prophet of Islam in a bloodbath that is of acute embarrassment to today’s Muslim apologists (according to Ibn Kathir, the number ranges from 400-900 v.3 p.170).
Instead, the prophet of Islam had the men bound with rope. He dug trenches and then began beheading the captives in batches. In a scene that must have resembled footage of Hitler’s death squads, small groups of helpless Jews, who had done no harm to anyone, were brought out and forced to kneel, staring down at the bodies of others before their own heads were lopped off and their bodies pushed down into the ditch.
Additionally, this viciousness is repeatedly commanded in the Quran.
Quran (8:12) – “(Remember) when your Lord inspired the angels… “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.”
Quran (47:3-4) – “Those who disbelieve follow falsehood, while those who believe follow the truth from their Lord… So, when you meet (fighting Jihad in Allah’s Cause), those who disbelieve smite at their necks till when you have killed and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly (on them, i.e. take them as captives)…”
Although every religion has followers who commit unimaginably heinous acts such as this, only one sanctions this exact savagery. Islam commands and offers a reward to those who follow in the footsteps of its prophet.