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Beheaded for wearing “western-style trousers”

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By Michelle Malkin  •  November 23, 2007 06:37 PM

A husband and wife. Beheaded in front of their children in Iraq. No, not by American soldiers. By jihadis outraged that the coule did not pray and that the father wore “western-style trousers.” Hey, why doesn’t Hollywood make movies about atrocities like this:

Three suspected al Qaeda militants, including two sisters, beheaded their uncle and his wife, forcing the couple’s children to watch, Iraqi police said on Friday.

The militants considered that school guard Youssef al-Hayali was an infidel because he did not pray and wore western-style trousers, they told police interrogators after being arrested in Diyala province northwest of Baghdad.

The three cousins executed Hayali and his wife Zeinab Kamel at the all-boys school in Jalawlah in Diyala province, village police chief Captain Ahmed Khalifa said.

No further details were available.

Sunni Arab communities across Iraq have been turning against al Qaeda because of its indiscriminate killings and strict interpretation of Islam, which includes a ban on smoking in public and forcing schoolgirls to wear veils.

Sunni Arab tribal sheikhs have been organizing their young men into neighborhood police units to drive out al Qaeda, a practice which U.S. and Iraqi officials say has helped bring down violence levels across Iraq.

Reader Neil Price e-mails: “Maybe Brian DePalma will consider this a story that deserves to be told?”

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