Posted by: hellonhairylegs | January 12, 2009

Another Day, Another Murder-Suicide

The reporting on this advent is not sympathetic (thank Goddess) but I wonder how much of that had to do with the fact the man was an immigrant.

Before he killed his favourite child, he wrote a note to his wife saying that, since she chose divorce, “catastrophic events” would follow

“It appears that [the man], for reasons known only to himself, decided to punish his wife and sons,” Detective Wilson said.

“In order to achieve this, he has with full intention killed his daughter … by strangulation and/or suffocation, leaving her body at the foot of his bed, which may have been symbolic to him, where she would be found by her mother and brother.

For reasons known only to himself.  Remember that the next twenty times you read about a man commiting murder to punish his wife.



  1. Because he immigrated from Iran, I suspect people feel comfortable — if not outright obligated — to highlight controlling/woman-hating behavior patterns so they can blame them on Islam.

    Because Islamic countries are the only patriarchies left, y’see? And why don’t you feminists try living over there for a change, then you’ll *really* have something to bitch about!!1!

    (Ooh, sorry. I seem to have turned into Henry for a moment there 😉 )

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