Not extreme, devout.
Dad prayed his children would die | Herald Sun hat tip Kenneth N
An extremist [sic] dad living in suburban Australia prayed his children would die as martyrs before puberty so he could enter heaven honourably, a court has been told.
The man sat his daughter, who was not yet three, on his knee to watch videos of executions and suicide bombings, slapping her if she became distressed, his former wife testified.
She said he also had the little girl sing a Jihadi song accompanying the videos.
A federal magistrate accepted the man taught the little girl to "chant enthusiastically and joyously over the death and mutilation of other human beings".
It was alleged the man also punched, slapped or kicked his wife if she did not watch the videos.
A Federal Magistrates' Court judgment, published this week, has revealed the man sought access to his two children, now aged 6 and 3.
But the dad, who has been convicted of assaulting his former wife, has been denied time with the children.
His identity is protected by the Family Law Act, but he continues to live in Australia.
The man was born in Libya and is of Palestinian origin. He and his ex-wife were devout Muslims.
But a federal magistrate said the case was not at all about the man's religious beliefs, rather his broader belief system.
His former wife told the court that while she was pregnant and after their birth of their two children he made duas, or prayers of supplication.
He pronounced the duas, seeking that he and his wife be rewarded with great honour by the children dying before puberty and and going forward in the cause of Islam.
Federal magistrate Joe Harman accepted the father, known by the pseudonym Mr Heiden, pronounced the dua.
"I struggle to understand how a parent could possibly derive any joy from the thought of a child's death, let alone enter into a prayer or plea to have a child taken from them when so many of parents in so many societies, including the present-day Palestine, experience that pain," Mr Harman said.
"Present-day Palestine" is Israel, clown. And many Muslims in Gaza, Judea and Samaria (which is what the assclown is referring to) pray for the same thing that Abu Heiden does.
When asked if he could have pronounced the duas seeking that one of his children die before puberty, the man said: "I'm not sure. I could have. I do that (make duas) a lot."
But when asked if he did make such a dua, he said: "It's possible. I don't think I did. I really can't remember, but I don't see why it's important."
He said later he didn't want to hurt his children or for them to be suicide bombers.
The couple separated in 2008 after the man allegedly slapped, kicked, punched and raped his wife, she told the court.