Egyptian Father Kills Three Daughters with Snake

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An eye-opening story concerning an Egyptian father who killed his three young daughters with snakes last April was largely missed in the West.  According to Emirates24:

An Egyptian man killed his three young daughters aged 7, 5 and 3 by letting a poisonous snake bite them.  According to ‘Al Youm Al Sabea’a’ newspaper, the three kids were found dead in their bed in Bani Mazar town of Al Minya governorate of upper Egypt. Forensic reports confirm the kids died due to snake poison. The man allegedly bought two cobras and let them bite the children while they were asleep so as not to be caught. He was divorced from their mother because he doubted her. He alleged that the children’s mother was in a relationship before marrying him and, therefore, denied that he fathered the kids. But she insisted he support the three daughters. However, when his second wife gave birth to a boy, he decided to do away with the children, he confessed to police under arrest.

While Emirates24 gives the story a Western spin—saying the man doubted his wife’s fidelity and the true parentage of his daughters—the Egyptian show, Al Haqiqa (“the Truth”), which devoted an episode to this matter, never mentioned this angle, but rather portrayed him as killing his daughters simply because they were girls.  Among the many people interviewed who verified this was the maternal grandmother, who said that, beginning with the birth of the first daughter, the man became hostile saying “I hate girls” and had to be placated to return to his wife.  This scenario was repeated more dramatically with the birth of the second daughter.  When he discovered his wife was pregnant with a third daughter, he tried to poison the pregnant woman but failed.  He then spent a year plotting how to kill the girls without getting caught and had even tried earlier snakes which proved ineffective, until he finally succeeded.

After stressing that the father was clearly not insane, but acted in a very deliberate manner, the host of Al Haqiqa, Wael Ibrashi, explained that “this matter deserves discussion, since these mentalities are present in Egyptian society.  We never thought that these understandings that existed in pagan [jahiliyya] times concerning female infanticide would ever return, but they have returned.”

By “pagan times,” or jahiliyya, Ibrashi was alluding to a famous narrative: according to Muslim tradition, pre-Islamic Arabs used to bury their newborn infants alive, if they were daughters, but the prophet of Islam, Muhammad, outlawed female infanticide.

While this was a positive step, unfortunately, it is only half the picture.  Indeed, this brutal filicide is a reminder of an often overlooked phenomenon of the Muslim world: oftentimes it is not the specific teachings of Islam that inform the actions of the average Muslim—many of whom are wholly unaware what the Koran teaches, let alone Sharia—but rather the general culture of Islam.  Marshall Hodgson originally coined the term “Islamicate” to describe this phenomenon, which refers “not directly to the religion, Islam, itself, but to the social and cultural complex historically associated with Islam and the Muslims…” (The Venture of Islam, vol. 1, p.59).

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  • R. W. Lyons

    If ever there were a case for punishment by execution, this is it. Beheading, hanging, these methods are to humane for this monster. Throw him into a pit with a VERY hungry anaconda.

    • Muslim American

      Not good enough. I would prefer that he be thrown into a pit full of Egyptian cobras. I find venomous snakes to be a lot more scary.

    • Philip W.

      Forget the anaconda, throw him in with some taipans and black mambas.


      Forget both of those, throw him in a pit with a large angry monkey or a lion who has not ate in a while, that way he can suffer and feel all the pain. Snake bites a fairly fast, I usually am not for death but he deserves to be punised!!!

  • Bamaguje

    “While the Koran clearly states that “there is no coercion in religion,” from the dawn of history till the present, forced conversions have been a normal aspect of Islam.” – Raymond Ibrahim

    What do you expect from an intolerant hate cult that enjoins its adherents to wage war against non-Muslimsin order to establish a global caliphate?

    “O believers make war on the infidels (non-Muslims) who dwell around you" – Quran 9:123

    The “no coercion in religion” verse was later abrogated by the infamous sword verses and several hadiths:

    “When the sacred months are over, kill the unbelievers wherever you find them… … but if they repent (become Muslims), take to prayers and pay Zakat (Muslim tax), leave them” – Quran 9:5

    “Fight against Christians and Jews that do not believe in Allah or in the last day…and do not embrace the true faith (Islam)” – Q 9:29

    “I (Mohammed) have been commanded (by Allah) to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, and believe that I am the Messenger…” – Sahih Bukhari 9:84:5, Sahih Muslim1:31

    • Mark L

      Yes, but Quran 9:29, which did abrogate so much, still allows the Scripture People like Christians and Jews, to remain as Christians and Jews, which is exactly where the whole "dhimmi" idea comes from. So the article is correct to say that forced conversions are normal aspects of Islamic world but not technically part of the law.

      • Stephen_Brady

        And Quran 9:29 was written where? Mecca or Medina?

        If written in Mecca, they are clearly abrogated by the Medinan verses. Or did Satan confuse Mohammed in Medina, also?

        • Mark L

          9:29 is one of the absolute last verses. It was written in Medina maybe a year before Mohamet croaked and therefore not abrogated.

      • Bamaguje

        Mark L,
        The exploitative Jizyat extortion in which Dhimmis are compelled to surrender up to half of their income, is part of the mechanism of Islamic forced conversion.

        • Mark L

          Even so, it is not "forced conversion." Be precise. If it was forced conversion, then why are there millions of Copts in Egypt?

          • Bamaguje

            If it wasn't forced conversion, Christians would still be the majority in the Middle east and North Africa, because frankly no reasonable clearly thinking person would choose Islam – a violently intolerant hate cult with cruel barbaric punishments – over Christianity which is much more humane and civilized.

            There are subtle forms of "force" that don't directly deploy violence. Severe discrimination, persecution and constant humiliation that makes it difficult for non-Muslims to function and live peacefully.
            Often the climate of fear imposed by Islam is enough, particularly for non-Muslim children growing up in intolerant Muslim societies. It's sometimes easier to succumb to bullying and peer pressure.
            Abduction and forced marriage of non-Muslim girls are yet other methods of compulsion.

          • Kufar Dawg

            What happened to the formerly large Jewish populations of Syria, Iraq and Egypt? What's happening to the Christian populations of Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, Egypt now? You don't think persecution of unbelievers is SOP in all islamofascist states? You don't think this persecution has anything to do w/forcing somewhat to convert to islam? LOL.

          • huge


  • SHmuel HaLevi

    Monstrous example of basic islam death cult practices.
    Lets count their fashions since 9/11. Those bestial entities have mass murdered Christians, in Itamar, Eretz Israel they gained entry to a sleeping family and slaughtered babies and grown ups alike. They murder their own family, blow up wedding halls, restaurants, bars, gain entrance to soldiers bases and murder at random, and when not busy in that fashion the murder other cultists as they have done everywhere they are in control and even if they are not. Almost 24000 killed in Syria, thousands in Libya, many tens of thousands in Sudan, Somalia, etc. They have used poison gas against minorities, blown up trains, slammed aircraft into buildings, kidnapped and tortured.
    Islam is a monstrous cult of death and as such it must be put down.
    Iran is intent of gaining nuclear power and will use it to attempt to destroy us. Iran shall be brought down hard before they can do it.

    • US Muslim

      Destroy Islam? Make my day! Hitler would be proud of you.

      Only a village idiot like you would lump all Muslims into one single group. Don't go out much, I see. This Muslim supports the USA and Israel and opposes Iran and Hamas and the PLO.

      • fiddler

        Then you don't support what Hassan Nidal did at Fort Hood right? Then you don't support the Christians being stoned by unrestrained Muslim children in Dearborn Michigan, right?

      • Kufar Dawg

        Millions of Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Bahais were slaughtered by islamofascists just like yourself in the 20th century. The thing is you're still doing it so it'll have to be stopped perforce Ahmed.

    • A. Keen Observer

      Don't forget market places where mostly women and children are present and even mosques to kill their own brethren. Death is their beloved. They hate life so much that they are compelled to kill anywhere they go.

  • Rodney

    Welcome to the religion of peace. When is the Christian world going to wake up to the fact that these people are the children of Satan and need to be earnestly prayed for as they are facing an eternity in hell.

    • US Muslim

      Facing eternity in hell? You know, that's what Muslim fundies have to say about you.

      I have 2 daughters and love them with all my heart. Does that make me a "bad Muslim"?

      • Toecutter

        The fact that you love your daughters make you a good man.


      • Kufar Dawg

        Where is non-fundamental islam being taught? Where is the non-fundamental islam being taught that doesn't teach rabid Jew hatred and hatred of unbelievers? Where is that mosque Hadji? Where is that Madrassah? Where are the muslimes of the world who have renounced the Jew hatred in your holy Quran? Where are the muslimes who have renounced the genocidal Jew hatred in your hadeeth? The actions of your fellow muslo-fascist brethren speak louder than your Al Taqiyya lies on just about any day of the week.

      • KarshiKhanabad

        So let's hear your criticism of this Muslim who killed his own flesh & blood with poisonous snakes. Well?

        Oh, I get it, "No true Muslim would do such a thing."

        Your silence speaks volumes. And a "Bad Muslim" says things like "Let the Jews have their state & live in peace." Or, "Christians have the right to live in peace in the Middle East." We won't be holding our breath.

  • Viola

    This verse "no coercion in religion" was abandoned and there is sahih hadith where Mohamed accepted the conversion to islam under sword. so they are not islamicate, they are muslims.

    • Dean

      Yes, but Quran 9:29, one of the latest verses, still allows the Scripture People like Christians and Jews, to remain as Christians and Jews, which is where the whole "dhimmi" idea comes from. So the article is correct to say that forced conversions are normal aspects of Islamic world but not technically part of the law.

      • Stephen_Brady

        And Quran 9:29 was written where? Mecca or Medina?

        If written in Mecca, they are clearly abrogated by the Medinan verses. Or did Satan confuse Mohammed in Medina, also?

      • Kufar Dawg

        What happens if you're a Bahai? Or a Buddhist? Or a Hindu? Or a Sikh? Is it then "part of the law"?

    • US Muslim

      You people make me laugh.

      The whole concept of abrogation is not clearly understood. Certain verses in the Qur'an cannot be taken literally in their entirety but apply to specific times and places. If 9:29 had been taken literally the way you mention here, there would not have been a single non-Muslim left alive in the lands between Morocco and Pakistan, and that has never been the case…not even close.

      • Kufar Dawg

        The 1001 lies of islam.

      • KarshiKhanabad

        "The words of the Noble Koran apply for all peoples in all times."

        And by the way, most of the Jews & Christians between Morocco & Pakistan WERE exterminated, forcibly reverted, or fled with their lives. Any left alive in those lands were & living as slaves. Some of them have important skills that must be used to keep things running while the Muslim faithful are at prayer.

    • amosis

      Viola, you are wright, no moslem has accepted during the invasion by beleif but by fear of the sword.Nowadays with internet many moslems are reading, studying comparing to find the truth of this false prophet and religion and many are becoming Christians in beleif but are afraid to say it openly .fear of death.Their prophet used the sword liked the blood .If I am not brain washed how can i accept thatthis man is a prophet HE did not prophetise anything.He killed, raped, stole married a girl 6 years old when he was 53 entered her according to his god revelation at 9 ,made love with a dead woman etc…is this a devine man? But they do not know all this because the religious leaders are hiding this truth and will kill you if you say it.

  • Alex Kovnat

    I am grateful to have been born into a society which values the feminine. There are societies, like India for example, which condone selective abortion against fetuses which have been shown by ultrasound to be girls. You wonder what will happen when as a result, there won't be enough marriagable women to go around for all the guys. I wouldn't want to live in that kind of society.

    • Snow White

      Look at China toady for your answer. there aren't enough marriagable women for the number of Chinese men as a result of their one child policy which encourages mothers to abort female children. When you have so many men and so few women the only way to solve the problem is to keep all those surplus men busy fighting wars.

  • drbukk

    Where are feminists? They are fighting for free birth control. Where are environmentalists? Busy engineering high energy costs to impoverish the poor. Ignoring the filth, air & water pollution and trash in the third world. Where are sociologists? Totally ignoring the family dysfunction known as polygamy.

  • bill

    wonderful family values where females are just possessions

  • Disgusted

    American feminists (and European feminists, too, it seems) are silent about such misogynistic Muslim murders of females NOT so much because they are afraid to speak out against them, but because, in their small, spiteful, nasty little hearts, they quietly approve of, and even cheer these killings, and admire the men for having the balls to do so.

    What other reason can there be?

    • Michael Gerardi

      Some of them may agree, but I think with most of them it's a case of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend." They HATE the traditional values of Western civilization. So does Islam. So they have common cause. Unfortunately for them, they are too stupid or too ignorant to realize that Islam has THEM in the cross-hairs as well.

      • Cassandros

        American feminists are not that stupid or ignorant. They HATE women, want to see them subjugated, brutalized and killed, and they don't care who does it. Feminists don't consider themselves to be women, because gender is a social construct, you see. The term "feminism" is a cover for a murderous, nihilistic agendum, its goal being the total annihilation of gender altogether, and that includes men also, a goal which they have pretty much attained in Europe already, the "men" there almost all being wimps already, and they are gradually moving successfully to achieving that goal in America now.

        The future? Dildos, she-males, and sperm banks. Then a Muslim conquest and mass slaughter.

    • Omar

      Remember, the far-left is in an alliance with the Radical Islamists because both hate the freedoms that the West and democracy offers. In the minds of these unrepentant radicals, the unholy alliance is more important than morality.

  • Freedom John

    How do you deal with this kind of pure demonic insanity? There is no answer because there are those waiting in the wings to do something even more evil. And to think they want to bring their kind of culture to America and the West. . . . . . . . Sick, sick, evil people. They have no idea of honor.

    • US Muslim

      You punish those who do such things harshly and also shut down those who attempt to justify such horrific acts. And if anyone protests against actions taken against those who kill children and those who support child murderers, take them out, too.

      • Kufar Dawg

        Funnily enough there has been no justice for the victims of various islamofascist genocides in the 20th century. None for the 2.5 million Hindus slaughtered in Bangladesh. None for the tens of thousands of filthy kufrs slaughtered in E. Timor. None for the million or so kufrs similarly slaughtered by muslimes in the Sudan/Darfur. None for the 2.5 million Armenian and Assyrian Christians slaughtered by Turkish muslimes in the early 20th century. Islam has nothing to do w/justice and everything to do w/persecution and oppression. Suck it down Ahmed Brown.

      • KarshiKhanabad

        Nice try, "US" (ha!) Muslim. You don't protest atrocities carried out by Muslims in the name of Islam while screaming "ALLAHU AKBAR!!!". You simply announce that true Muslims never would do such things and anyway the evil acts were carried out by those JOOOOOOOOOOOZ.

  • Drakken

    Is anyone really surprised at the latest muslim atrocity? Every bloody day we in the west are reminded what these savages do, and what do the leftist do? They ignore it and blame us for our success. The real tragedy is that we continue to allow these savages into the west to bring the worst of the 3rd world and telling us to accept it or label us as racist. No wonder we are going to have a serious backlash against this nonsense.

  • pyeatte

    Islam is the sickest, most degenerate and demonic religion on the planet.

  • Michael Gerardi

    The satanic political ideology that is Islam should meet the same fate as these poor children. It is long past time for the Final Crusade.

  • Ghostwriter

    If anybody on Earth deserves to be hung,it's this creep in Egypt who killed his own daughters via snakebite. What a lowlife he is. He doesn't even deserve to be called a man. He deserves whatever bad thing happens to him.

    • guest

      Hanging is too good for him. Out to the fire ants, tie him down, and cover him with honey. 3 days of punishment, then let him go. Its not like they can feel pain as we do. Help him get his mind right. And yes go to his Mosque of hate, trials for all!

  • US Muslim

    Tell me, Raymond, how do you explain gender-selective abortions and dowry-related killings in India? Or female infanticide in China? In both countries, it's not Muslims doing such things. Is Islam somehow to blame for those too?

    • fiddler

      So you are looking for moral equivalence; not openly condemning this atrocity. Your hastening to deflect blame and see refuge in a common denominator is somewhat telling, it is not?

    • KarshiKhanabad

      ALL who carry out female infanticide for any reason are moral savages clinging to primitive practices. Think about it.

  • Western Spirit

    The Bible also foretells how, in the last days, people will be getting their heads cut off. And who cuts off heads in the world today? Why Islam, of course.

    This and worse is foretold about a frightening world that's about to open up—a world dictator, that is Satan himself, in charge of a world empire, bringing peace or so it seems, to a world in chaos. People will be looking for a savior, a leader, to calm them, protect them and in their deluded minds they'll flock to Satan for solace.

  • kbs55

    All islam is irredeemable barbarism.

  • jemaasjr

    Around 700 AD there was a logic to this kind of circumstance. In any warlike tribe, men are always in short supply because they die in combat. That makes women more surplus, less valuable, and there is an expedience in raising more boys than girls. For the same reason I think it likely that the child sacrifice that is mentioned it the bible and alleged to be for religious reasons, was also very likely linked to sexual selection.

  • Seth

    Dear God……just look at their little faces, give the bastard to me along with a couple of the most deadly snakes in the world then he would know what suffering was, I hope he rots in hell.

  • perkypauly

    Obama thanked the Muslims for their great contributions to civilization—like killing your children

  • Chris

    Was this man brought to court and if so what was his sentence?

  • Shidayeh

    I rather like the scripture where Christ states that our true religion is to care for widows and orphans. I imagine that we would have less disagreements if we followed that command.

  • Shidayeh

    So sad, poor little babies. The mother must be so incredibly heartbroken. I wonder how is it that killing innocents is acceptable in that culture. I rather like the scripture where Christ states that our true religion is to care for widows and orphans. I imagine that we would have less disagreements and less violence if we followed that command.

  • Muslima

    Salam. Every body on this page is telling and discussing about Islam
    I just want to ask all of u tht if a person do something wrong does. It means the religion he belongs is wrong
    Or tht person did something wrong so ppl plZ open. Ur minds and accept this this man is wrong not Islam when he was doing all this he was not following the Islam not evn any religion so keep ur thinking on the right side then u can get the right picture may Allah peace their souls in the rest ameen

  • Ahmed

    Hamdy Fouad (the killer) has not been sentenced yet. He is currently held in at an assylum, but this would only prove the corrupt system of Egypt and lengthy processes, not Islam.

    Incidently, I would like to ask the people that are patronizing Islam for this man…their opinion about the Kid that took his mother's guns, shot her in the head, then head to school to kill 26 children, and teacher! Does he represent Christianity? Would I be right in saying American's Are Ruthless savages from their earlier ages?

    What about the Batman Massacre in the theater? Did Christian Bale's visit to the hospitals and victims make you feel better? Should I call Christians ruthless savages?

    @ Raymond, do not quote from Quran unless you have studied the situations in which the Aya's have been prevaled to our beloved prophet.

    The world is full of Sick people and abnormalities. Judge people and don't sterotype.

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  • pyeatte

    Simply because some degenerated Christian parents do something horrible means they did something horrible and should be prosecuted. What they did is not permitted under Christianity in any way. Islam however, does permit honor killings and worse. I submit that my first statement about Islam stands on very firm ground. It is a demonic religion that should be rejected by all who call themselves human.

  • pyeatte

    The Old Testament was written for a certain people, the Jews, during the era of the Exodus. The New Testament is the Reformation and is what all modern Christianity follows. No Christian would relate in any way to those passages that you referenced. Islam will have to have its own Reformation before it can join the world of civilized society. There is no indication that this is about to happen.

  • Roger

    Wee, you tiny little man you. You keep throwing those verses out.

    Either put up or just shut up. You can't show they apply to the modern Christian church and are part of what Christ taught.

    You can't show that even the Jews follow that today.

    So, what's the point? You're just a hate filled bigot is all.

  • Roger

    It's a religious thing.

    And it's not a Christian thing because Christians value life. A Christian would be told to forgive and not hold a grudge, that judging the children would be wrong.

    But then I'm throwing pearls to swing, so you'll just chew them and discard this since it doesn't go along with your muslim friendly agenda.

    Such a 'wee' little man.

  • Roger

    And I'm shocked you don't see this as a muslim thing, and not a guy as doing the stupid thing and not just having a paternity test.

  • Roger

    Oh don't act as if you're not motivated by hate and bigotry.

    Why not man up and have the guts to admit you're a muslim activist wee?

    You small little man. This muslim was showing the same disregard for life as that non-Christian Hitler who only used religion for it's influence. The difference is this muslim would have been welcomed back at his mosque.

  • Roger

    No, wee wee,you small little man.

    We've been over this a lot of times. Not just me, but a lot of people have been over this with you.

    This is you as a boiler plate troll hack just repeating talking points you know to be false.

    Those texts are not the teachings of Christ and you can't even show where even the Jews are using them today as a religion.

    You are simply full of hate. The commandments, the law of God does stand, as written by the finger of God. And as taught by Christ.

    Why do you ignore this?

    9:5 Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

    9:28 O ye who believe! The idolaters only are unclean. So let them not come near the Inviolable Place of Worship after this their year. If ye fear poverty (from the loss of their merchandise) Allah shall preserve you of His bounty if He will. Lo! Allah is Knower, Wise
    9:29 Fight against such of those who have been given the Scripture as believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, and forbid not that which Allah hath forbidden by His messenger, and follow not the Religion of Truth, until they pay the tribute readily, being brought low.

    If you want to hate evil religion then do it. But why do you ignore the evil that religion is doing in the world today?