Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A Horror Story: Munich

Stabbed 13 times, soaked in gasoline and burned in the street.

In the Munich court room the mood was dead silence, as a 35-year old Iraqi described how and why he stabbed to death and set fire to his wife in the street. He regrets nothing, he said. He had to act in such a way. Because of culture. Because of religion. And because of German politics.

“No”, said the slightly-built man before the Munich criminal court, “I don’t regret that I killed my wife.” He would do it again. She would have earned it. And above all the politics of the Federal Republic of Germany are also guilty of her death. Why: “Because the women here have so many rights, they become immodest”. more

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