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Son beheads father in Australia



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.

    • 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.

  • 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.   



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