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Posted on 01/01/2007 5:19:20 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
Pakistani child imitating Saddam's hanging dies
1 hour, 14 minutes ago
MULTAN, Pakistan (AFP) - A young boy who tried to copy hanging scenes from the execution video of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein died in central Pakistan, police said.
Mubashar Ali, 9, hanged himself, while re-enacting Hussein's hanging with the help of elder sister, 10, after tying a rope to a ceiling fan and his neck in his home in Rahim Yar Khan district Sunday, a local police official said.
The father of the deceased boy said that his children had been watching the video of Saddam Hussein's execution on television and attempted to imitate the hanging as other family members thought they were playing in another room.
"My wife and sister rushed to rescue Mubashar when children cried for help from the adjoining room, but he died due to hanging," Alamgir Paracha, father of Mubashar, told AFP.
Police said that the death was accidental and a case of parental negligence.
"It was an accident which happened due to carelessness of parents," district police chief Sultan Ahmad told AFP.
Images of the fallen Iraqi dictator with a noose around his neck, surrounded by executioners in balaclavas, were repeatedly telecast by Pakistani television channels at the weekend.
Commentators and the media across Europe had expressed shock and unease Sunday at graphic television pictures showing the last moments of Hussein just before his execution.
Don't try this at home kids !
My kids watched it but they're teenagers. Letting a 9 and 10 year old watch? Well, .......
Why would parents have their young kids watch a hanging???
Sounds like we have an early leader for the 2007 Darwin Award. LOL!
You don't even know that they're Muslims, and even if they were you've still probably got a lock on Most Repellant Post of the Day.
Prayers for this little boy's soul.
Mubashar Ali...definitely an Amish name. /sarc
On this, I just might beg to differ. The only neglect was letting them watch. Kids can into trouble faster than one can imagine. All it takes in not watching them 24/7 which no one can do anyway.
Of course they're islamic. The more darwins from that cult the better.
Some parents strap explosives belts around their children in the middle East.
To be honest about it, most American parents let their young children watch stuff far worse on TV in the name of entertainment. Granted it is fake, but it is real looking
H-m-m-m. Something not right here.
"Sounds like we have an early leader for the 2007 Darwin Award. LOL!"
My thoughts exactly.
Hero Worship....Yessiree, Son. I want you to become just like Saddam....DEAD...w/ a death count of millions.
I wonder does the tyke get 72 virgins...
At least he is out of the gene pool.
MSM reason #89 why hanging Saddam was a bad thing. They probably searched high and low for this story, offered a bonus to the "reporter" who finds it, and were prepared to invent it for a few extra pieces of silver.
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