Browsing: Crime

A Brief History On May 2, 2020, we look back to 2008, when a British man was convicted of the horrendous crime of incest with his 2 daughters, sexual unions (rapes actually) that resulted in the birth of 7 children!  This domestic rapist kept up his sexual predation for a whopping 25 years before it was finally stopped, earning his sordid affair the nickname of “Sheffield incest case.” Digging Deeper The identity of this candidate for Bad Father of the Year has been concealed by the British courts in order to protect the privacy of both of his daughters and…

A Brief History On April 28, 1996, a 28 year old that had inherited over half a million dollars went on a shooting rampage in Tasmania, killing 35 innocent people and earning 35 life in prison sentences when he was later convicted of the crimes.  Not surprisingly, the shooter was later found to have intellectual and/or mental/emotional problems. Digging Deeper Martin Bryant had inherited the money at the age of 25 in 1992, using it to go on trips all over the world, without establishing a career of any note.  Along the way, he also purchased an AR-10 type rifle,…

A Brief History On April 26, 2002, Erfurt, Germany, was the scene of a horrific mass murder when a 19 year old student that had been expelled from a high school shot and killed 16 people.  Killed in the massacre were 13 faculty and staff members, 2 students, and 1 police officer.  As we have said, the common refrain that “only in America” do school shootings (or other school related murders) or mass shootings occur is entirely false, as such incidents keep happening in other countries where “gun control” is far more strict than in the United States. Digging Deeper…

A Brief History On April 21, 1802, a band of Wahhabis from Najd in central Saudi Arabia attacked the central Iraqi city of Karbala, with the purpose of punishing those Iraqi Muslims for failing to follow the ultra-conservative religious teachings of Ibn Taymiyya (1263-1328), a Sunni Muslim scholar who had taught a “renewal” of the Islamic faith apparently at odds with the brand of Islam practiced in Karbala, which was of the Shia variety.  Karbala at the time was part of the Ottoman Empire. Digging Deeper The Wahhabi army numbered around 12,000 soldiers, and easily overwhelmed whatever defense Karbala put…

A Brief History On April 10, 1944, 2 Jewish inmates of the German concentration camp at Auschwitz, in Poland, escaped.  (Oświęcim in Polish.)  They soon reported the incredible conditions of the camp and the ongoing extermination of European Jews by the Nazi regime of Germany.  Their report, known as the Vrba–Wetzler report, shocked the world and resulted in the government of Hungary, an ally of Germany during World War II, to stop deporting Hungarian Jews to Germany for extermination in the dreaded concentration camps. Digging Deeper While the report was not published except only after an unfortunate delay in November…

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