Muslim Acts of Beheading in the West

Other characteristically Muslim crimes taking place in Western countries include honor killings, female genital mutilation, and slave holding.

  • Ariel Sellouk – Houston, August 2003: throat slit attempted but incomplete beheading.
  • Sébastien Selam – Paris, November 2003: throat was slit twice; his face was mutilated with a carving fork and his eyes were gouged out by a Muslim neighbor who boasted “I killed my Jew, I’ll go to paradise.”
  • Theo Van Gogh – Amsterdam, November 2004: shot, throat slit, and five-page paper pinned to his body.
  • Hossam Armanious, Amal Garas, Sylvia Armanious, and Monica Armanious, – Jersey City, N.J., January 2005: necks, throats and bodies stabbed, mutilation of Coptic tattoo. (A non-Muslim was found guilty of this crime; I do not accept that verdict.)
  • Brendan Mess, Erik Weissman, and Raphael Teken – Waltham, Massachusetts, September 2011: throats slit, probably by Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bombers.
  • Hany F. Tawadros and Amgad A. Konds – Jersey City, N.J., February 2013: shot, decapitated, hands severed.
  • Lee Rigby – Woolwich, England, May 2013: run over by car, mutilated, beheaded.