Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dad prayed his children would die | Herald Sun

Dad prayed his children would die | Herald Sun: "AN extremist dad living in suburban Australia prayed his children would die as martyrs before puberty so he could enter heaven honourably, a court has been told.

The man sat his daughter, who was not yet three, on his knee to watch videos of executions and suicide bombings, slapping her if she became distressed, his former wife testified.

She said he also had the little girl sing a Jihadi song accompanying the videos.

A federal magistrate accepted the man taught the little girl to 'chant enthusiastically and joyously over the death and mutilation of other human beings'.

It was alleged the man also punched, slapped or kicked his wife if she did not watch the videos.

A Federal Magistrates' Court judgment, published this week, has revealed the man sought access to his two children, now aged 6 and 3.

But the dad, who has been convicted of assaulting his former wife, has been denied time with the children."

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