I just read the horrific account of the New Jersey man who claims to have thrown his 3 year-old daughter from a bridge into a frigid river. The story offered very little details and gave no hint as to motive; so, I got curious. I think there may be more to the story than what is getting filtered through the press. In one way, this is a good service the press corps provides–not giving too many speculative details too soon. However, my gut instincts were telling me that this man is Muslim and is using a sort of “honor killing” mentality to justify killing this little girl. I know this is pure speculation, and I could be completely off-base. I am simply trying to understand how a human being can kill a baby (in the womb or out, for that matter). According to this story which I found after a bit of searching, the man (Shamsiddin Abdur-Raheem) was a Muslim and drove to see the imam immediately after killing the baby.
What do you think?