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Egyptian “Honor”: Brothers Butcher Mother, Sister, and Aunt

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by Raymond Ibrahim  •  June 7, 2012
Cross-posted from Originally published by the Gatestone Institute

According to the June 5 edition of Youm7, two brothers in a village in Assuit, Egypt, slaughtered their mother, sister, and aunt, “after discovering their sister’s actions were contrary to morality.”

The latest slaughtering from the lands of Islam.

After chaos erupted in the house, including gunfire, local police surrounded and broke into the home, only to find the aunt, Saida Muhammad Mukhtar, a 55-year-old housewife, “with her head sliced off”; the mother, Amina Ahmed Muhammad, also 55 and a housewife, was found “drowned in blood by the entrance of the house”; and the sister, Sana Mukhtar, 39-years-old and a widow, was found butchered in a room.

The two brothers—Ahmed Mukhtar, 35, and Abd al-Basit, 24—were subsequently arrested, and confessed to the murders in detail.

Such slayings are not rare occurrences in the Islamic world, and even in the West—wherever there are Muslims. A day before this story emerged, a Muslim man in Germany beheaded his wife in front of their six children—while screaming “Allahu Akbar!” or “Allah is greater!”—”throwing her dismembered head from the roof of their apartment.”