For those of you who think that run-of-the-mill, every-day Muslims can't easily be radicalized into crazed, blood-thirsty zealots, read this...
A father killed his wife and four daughters in their sleep because he could not bear them adopting a more westernised lifestyle, an inquest heard yesterday.
Mohammed Riaz, 49, found it abhorrent that his eldest daughter wanted to be a fashion designer, and that she and her sisters were likely to reject the Muslim tradition of arranged marriages.
On Halloween last year he sprayed petrol throughout their terraced home in Accrington, Lancs, and set it alight.
Caneze Riaz, 39, woke and tried to protect her three-year-old child, Hannah, who was sleeping with her, but was overcome by fumes. Her other daughters, Sayrah, 16, Sophia, 13, and Alisha, 10, died elsewhere in the house.
Riaz, who had spent the evening drinking, set himself on fire and died two days later.,
I know, I know what you're thinking...."But Ed, all Muslims aren't terrorists". Of course not, but if you think that a lot of those "normal" Muslims running around aren't being taught by their local Imam that Western culture is evil and those who practice it are infidels and deserve death as punishment, then you must be an ignorant Democrat who thinks that talking to them and getting in touch with their feelings will solve all our differences. And you would be dead wrong.
Hat tip to The Telegraph