As of Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Bill O'Reilly's column on Sunday chided the media for not focusing on the fact that a father in Canada convicted of a grisly murder in Canada was Muslim and that the murder was a so-called "honor killing." Tragically the news out of Washington State that Josh Powell took the lives of his two young sons in a murder-suicide shows that parental violence and the murder of children is not limited to Muslims. In both such cases, and so many more involving both Muslims and non-Muslims, a father reacts to his real or perceived loss of control over his children by killing them. O'Reilly is right that such killings are insane, but very wrong to suggest that they are justified by sharia law in any way or that only Muslims engage in such violence.
--Lee Ann Bambach