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SYDNEY—A man was charged with murder after allegedly decapitating his father in Australia on Thursday, with reports saying he was killed as he attempted to intervene in a fight between his son and wife.

Toufic Zahab, 69, died after he was reportedly attacked with a brick and a knife inside his home in a western Sydney suburb.

Police confirmed the man’s head was cut off and his wife was being treated for shock after the attack allegedly carried out by their son Khoder, 42.

“A man has been charged with murder following the death of a man at Bankstown this morning,” police said in a statement.

“Police were called to the home… shortly after 6:00 am today, responding to reports of a domestic violence incident.”

Khoder was arrested at the home after a short struggle and was later charged with his father’s murder as well as common assault and assaulting police.

“The scene itself is quite disturbing. It’s been a difficult morning for both the family and the police, and ambulance (staff) are currently looking after their welfare,” acting Bankstown superintendent Glen Fitzgerald said.

Relatives gathered outside the house told media that the son pushed his mother down the stairs and then attacked his father when he tried to intervene.

Zahab’s grandson Abdul, told the Sydney Morning Herald: “Everyone’s devastated and shocked.

“He was a wonderful man, a beautiful man, well known in the community. This is the most unexpected thing that could occur.”

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQQPZLNOMD2EBFTHSWOP6QGZWY Marshall

    O Jackie,,JV,,Nancy… to ang gayahin nyo siguradong iboboto kayo ng pilipino…

  • UrHONOR

    >>>Son beheads father in Australia<<<

    IN da Pilipins, in da haus oo Congrease and Seneyt, dis is nat pasibol….pipol der ar olredi hedless!  :) 

  • tarikan

    The names suggest the family is Muslim. I might be wrong and this borders on ethnic profiling but hey so many instances around the world showed only the Muslims are fond of beheading people. I don’t know what is it in their culture…beheading a person is just an ordinary undertaking but goes to extra-ordinary ways to be humane enough in killing a livestock. Don’t you think their sensibilities are misplaced? 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QPT6JGOZRWNAZH6D7RN4PFH7HU Ronald Red

      please don’t drag religion on this, it has nothing to do with it, remember free will?how about the shooting incidence in america?what if they were all Christians?or Buddhist?atheist?could u say the same thing about their culture?or religion?..peace to all..and FYI..I am a muslim.

      • huseng_batute

         Its the cultural upbringing.  And religion is a part of it.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

      Try Mexico my friend and you will be surprised to learn that Christians too are doing this despicable act.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jonel.travex Jayson Rex

        Not really, Vladymir. Christians prefer to kill unarmed Jews. After all, they did that for 1700 years.

      • defcon 4

         Dear retard, the beheadings in Mexico are ALL related to the drug cartels there, they are not religious in any sense of the word.

    • AlexanderAmproz

      Do Palparan is a Muslim ?

      The Philippines robbery and killings culture is it from Clergy inherited or from the Muslim pre Spanish time ?

      Do Fabian Ver, Colonel Tecson, Lacson, Marcos, Cojuangco’s,
      and al are crypto Muslims ?

      Seriously, since the Christian culture is dominating the World,
      the worst Monsters are Christians.

      The problem is obviously the human nature and Education.

      • defcon 4

         What a ‘tard. Maybe you should try moving to the nearest islamofacist state and discover how peaceful and tolerant islamofascism is. The big bonus is there will be a LOT less Christians in any scuzzlum state to which you move and a lot less on a daily basis scumbag.

    • ZainAbbasPK

      Why was my comment posted twice i have no idea. Bad web development maybe?

    • ZainAbbasPK

      Islam has a clear code of conduct when “Executing” one’s enemy, a quick merciful death without torture of any kind. Beheading must be done with a single blow (with a sword or an axe), ideally from the back of the neck disconnecting the spine from the brain. Not the other way around. Cutting the throat from the front is for animals that need to be bleed because blood is considered unclean and not suitable for consumption. Beheading with a knife is both inhumane and messy. Not Islamic in any sense. In this case beheading in the least disturbing thing as this man murdered his father for starter, an innocent and did that in from his family members. This person, Muslim or not deserve severe punishment. If Islamic justice is to be applied death penalty is a must for this guy. And beheading should be carried out by the executioner to show him the merci he did not show his father.
      On a side note in Islam murder is not permitted under any circumstances. Executions can only be carried out by the law appointed executioners. Even in war it is clear no unarmed enemy or civilian can be killed. Even if an enemy soldier surrenders after killing a thousand Muslims cannot be executed on the battlefield. The rules of engagement are very clear in Islam. It can be verified by the way the conquest of Makkah was done by the prophet. And the way the Ali (son in law of the prophet) showed merci on the battlefield. Forgiveness is always better according to Islam much like in Christianity. But Revenge (or Justice for modern time) is allowed, although Allah prefers forgiveness.

      • Evan

        Good thing Australia is a sensible secular country, without capital punishment, unlike the country these people are really from…

      • ZainAbbasPK

        And that is the Law of “your” Land. Anybody living there should respect that law. I hope you are among those people who respect freedom enough to know that laws of a country is the business of that country and the people living there. I do hope that some countries stop imposing their laws and their form of justice on to other countries forcibly.

      • Evan

        And you’ll find this crime was committed in Australia. The people (Muslims) saying that it is ok as it is the done thing in their religion are the very people you’re talking about, surely. The fact is, this happened in Australia by a foreigner of truly incompatible and foreign beliefs that any sane human would find abhorrent. So you can take your ‘you must accept OUR ways’ BS and realise its the other way around.

      • ZainAbbasPK

         I don’t know that if this comment is in response to my comment or not because it seems like it but it is at the top for some reason.

        I thought I made it quite clear that this man did a very very bad thing. In my comments i have said how he “would be” punished if he was sentenced through “Islamic Law” not how he “will or should” be punished in this scenario. I have also stated that anybody living in any country should respect the law of that country. That is also part of the teachings of Islam by the way. So yes he is in Australia and the crime was done in Australia therefore he should be dealt with in the Australian way. I don’t know why are you angry at my comment. I sense a great deal of prejudice from your side. Could it be that you have misunderstood something I have said?

  • gyvv

    either blackout anger or high…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XVVCOAZXYTPN2X3IPFCFDSKFM Melvin

    Uhumm! seems muslim family…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2OFXAYCZ5TVPOMDBUYY65JPH5Y Tee

    Look at all the apologists making excuses for what this person done.  Disgusting… “oh, what about the Christians?” same record all the time. 

  • WAJ

    Apparently they (the family) were Muslim.

  • virgoyap

    Decapitation an Abu Sayyap signature.

  • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.mesina.12 Anthony Mesina

    Stereotype of their prophet.

  • JosengSisiw1

    This is more gross… In 2008 there was a butcher in a Jeddah grocery who decapitated a 1.5 year old boy riding a grocery cart being pushed by his mom. He cut the head with a knife because, he has a diagreement with the boys’ parents, who is his own sister and brother in law. Few people passed out during the horrifying incident.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2RVERYUPGBL4EHNMB2QNIQTFS4 Boying

    Muslim na naman? Di na nakapaktataka. Mga barbaro talaga sila!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonel.travex Jayson Rex

    I think that arresting the murderer is against the Sharia. After all, this is what Muslims are tought since childhood to do to ‘unbelievers'; the guy merely used the same “procedure” on his father. It happens in the Islamic world.   

  • ZainAbbasPK

    Islam has a clear code of conduct when “Executing” one’s enemy, a quick merciful death without torture of any kind. Beheading must be done with a single blow (with a sword or an axe), ideally from the back of the neck disconnecting the spine from the brain. Not the other way around. Cutting the throat from the front is for animals that need to be bleed because blood is considered unclean and not suitable for consumption. Beheading with a knife is both inhumane and messy. Not Islamic in any sense. In this case beheading in the least disturbing thing as this man murdered his father for starter, an innocent and did that in from his family members. This person, Muslim or not deserve severe punishment. If Islamic justice is to be applied death penalty is a must for this guy. And beheading should be carried out by the executioner to show him the merci he did not show his father.
    On a side note in Islam murder is not permitted under any circumstances. Executions can only be carried out by the law appointed executioners. Even in war it is clear no unarmed enemy or civilian can be killed. Even if an enemy soldier surrenders after killing a thousand Muslims cannot be executed on the battlefield. The rules of engagement are very clear in Islam. It can be verified by the way the conquest of Makkah was done by the prophet. And the way the Ali (son in law of the prophet) showed merci on the battlefield. Forgiveness is always better according to Islam much like in Christianity. But Revenge (or Justice for modern time) is allowed, although Allah prefers forgiveness.

    • Sir Henry Rawlinson

      Nice to see there’s a code to follow for executing ones enemy. Just what I look for in belief system.

      • ZainAbbasPK

        “By one enemy” I meant at on a battlefield if the enemy needs to be killed during combat it should be a quick death. Execution can only be carried out if the “Qazi/Judge” has sentenced someone to death. No ordinary muslim has the authority to carry out any punishment without the Courts Order. It is very clear since the time of the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him)

    • Luke Devereaux

      Really? Then why is it that the most faithful and dedicated Muslims like al-Qaeda, Taliban  and HAMAS behead people on the internet in the most despicable way imaginable?

      • ZainAbbasPK

        Obviously they aren’t “the most faithful and dedicated” to Islam. If they changed the way Islamic Justice should be carried out they are nothing but hypocrites. They follow more of a “War” justice and “Terror” laws rather than Islamic laws. They are in no way the true face of Islam nor it’s warriors. They have got it in to their head that Ends justify the Means. Which is not how it should be according to Islam. These practice only lead one’s faith to become evil.

  • Bookhunter

    I hope he shouted “Allahu Akhbar”, otherwise, it could be a sin against Allah.

  • Shangheyed

    Arguing over religion is like two children in a sandbox arguing who’s imaginary friend is cooler…

  • julis123

    Why is this “unexpected”? They are Muslims. Look around the world. Almost anywhere you find mass killing, terror, oppression of women and xenophobia you will find a Muslim associated with it. It’s time for the Muslims to wake up and  get their house in order

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