An Egyptian man killed his three young daughters aged 7, 5, and 3 by letting two poisonous snakes bite them. According to Al Youm Al Sabeaa newspaper, the three girls were found dead in their bed due to snake poison. The man allegedly bought two cobras and let them bite the children while they were asleep so as not to be caught.
Frontpage Magazine According to Emirates24, he alleged that the childrens mother was in a relationship before marrying him and, therefore, denied that he fathered the kids. But she insisted he support the three daughters. However, when his second wife gave birth to a boy, he decided to do away with the children, he confessed to police.
While Emirates24 gives the story a Western spinsaying the man doubted his wifes fidelity and the true parentage of his daughtersthe Egyptian show, Al Haqiqa (the Truth), which devoted an episode to this matter, never mentioned this angle, but rather portrayed him as killing his daughters simply because they were girls.
Among the many people interviewed who verified this was the maternal grandmother, who said that, beginning with the birth of the first daughter, the man became hostile saying I hate girls and had to be placated to return to his wife. This scenario was repeated more dramatically with the birth of the second daughter. When he discovered his wife was pregnant with a third daughter, he tried to poison the pregnant woman but failed. He then spent a year plotting how to kill the girls without getting caught and had even tried earlier snakes which proved ineffective, until he finally succeeded.
As for the issue of female infanticide, while Islam certainly does not promote killing them simply because they are female, it does teach any number of things which dehumanize and devalue them in Muslim society, including the notion that women are deficient in intelligence (which even an Egyptian female political candidate agrees with); men are permitted to beat their wives; a womans testimony is worth half a mans; and infidel women taken in jihad raids can be bought and sold as sex slaves (which even a Kuwaiti female political activist agrees with). Muhammad even likened women to dogs and devils, and said most of hells inhabitants would be women.