If you don’t bother to read beyond the headline, which most people don’t, you only see: “INDIAN man ‘kills his four-year-old daughter to appease ‘God’ then tells police that Satan made him slit her throat.”
And like most people you would assume the man is most likely a Hindu or Sikh from India. Also, use of the word ‘God’ instead of ‘Allah’ further misleads the reader. Yet if you read the first paragraph of text in the article you will see that he is a Muslim in India, named Nawab Ali Qureshi (photo below).
UK Daily Mail (h/t Chris B) A father has admitted cutting his four-year-old daughter’s throat as a sacrificial offering to God during Ramadan, Indian media have reported. Nawab Ali Qureshi, 26, is said to have murdered young Rizwana on Friday after reciting verses from the Koran.
Police in Jodhpur said he initially denied killing his daughter and instead told his family a cat could have been responsible for her death. But Qureshi, who runs a meat shop, allegedly admitted slaying Rizwana (photo below) after his wife filed a murder report, the Times of India reported.
According to the Indian Express, he added: ‘I am a devout Muslim and love my daughter more than my life. ‘For several days she was at her grandmother’s place and returned on Thursday. I took her to the marketplace and bought sweetmeats and fruits.
‘In the night I took her to the courtyard downstairs, recited a kalima, killed her, and then went back to sleep upstairs.’ He also reportedly said: ‘I had to offer my most prized possession to Allah.’ Qureshi said the devil had entered him, police explained.
Police said the man’s wife, Shabana, found her daughter’s lifeless body at about 3am after the killing.
What's wrong with the world?
Father kills 4 year daughter in Jodhpur's Pipar city. Police tell me the superstitious father, Nawab Ali, has confessed that in Ramazan, he wanted to sacrifice his most beloved thing to God & hence killed his daughter. He slit her throat.
— SaahilMurli Menghani (@saahilmenghani) June 9, 2018