Ucky-Ducky … sam linked two separate cases. Regarding the NJ double murder case, WND not necessarily being held in high regard by some, I found the following news stories:
Yusuf Ibrahim, N.J. man, accused of decapitating two men and burying them in the woods
(AP) HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. - A New Jersey man is accused of fatally shooting two men in a parked car, cutting off their heads and hands and burying them in the woods in south Jersey.
State Police say Ibrahim shot and killed two men he knew during an argument in a car in Jersey City sometime after Feb. 3 and later dismembered them. Authorities say he wanted to make them harder to identify and buried their heads and feet separately from their bodies.
Egyptian Christian Immigrants Murdered, Beheaded in NJ
By Nicola Menzie , Christian Post Reporter
February 20, 2013|6:47 pm
The suspect has been identified as 28-year-old Yusuf Ibrahim of Jersey City, N.J., whom they apprehended Feb. 10. He has been charged with two counts of murder and two counts of desecration of human remains. His bail was set at $3.3 million cash, and he is currently being held in a Hudson County, N.J., jail.
Police say Ibrahim got into an altercation on Feb. 5 with two acquaintances, 25-year-old Hanny F. Tawadros and 27-year-old Amgad A. Konds, while in a white Mercedes-Benz belonging to one of the victims. The men, all Egyptian immigrants, were in Jersey City at the time.
Ibrahim, a former resident of Indiana, reportedly said nothing during his first court appearance via a video link from the Hudson County jail. He appeared in a green jumpsuit and his long curly hair had been cut very low. It was also reported that Ibrahim has been charged in a separate case for armed robbery.
Sgt. Adam Grossman of the N.J. State Police informed The Christian Post Wednesday that a motive for the killings had not yet been determined. When asked if there was any strength to speculation that religion may have played a part in the crimes, Grossman said only that the investigation was ongoing.
So: the double murder happened; the victims were Coptic Christians; the alleged murderer (gotta use that A-word!) did allegedly hack off their heads and hands. BUT these two articles do not confirm that Ibrahim is a Muslim (nor does the WND article link to the ABC News story, which would allow verification as to whether ABC reported it or that was the assumption of the WND writer). BUT the two victims were shot and killed, not killed by hacking off their heads or by the blood loss from their hands being hacked off. Whether the police consider the beheading and behanding efforts to make identification difficult based on interrogation or their own experience-based guess, neither article says. And at this point police aren’t saying what the motive(s) might be, which may mean that they don’t know, or it may mean that they know but don’t want to say.
At this point any claim that this double murder was an anti-Christian act or somehow consistent with Quranic-Muslim culture is speculation, and (with what we know at this point) somewhere between dubious and wild as speculation goes.