I’ll be happy to be proved wrong, but as soon as a read the original story i thought this, highly educated, professionally successful, well integrated into British life and nominally muslim (caravanning through France doesn’t get much more normal). You know he’s going to be hated by his or his wife’s observant family. I mean look at the bad example he sets to the kids? They’ll all look up to this “corrupt” peer model.
Well let’s hope his 2 surviving kids are not shipped away to be “reprogrammed”.
Family feud may have led to executions in the Alps
A British family murdered during a holiday in France may have been the victims of a contract killing triggered by a family feud, investigators believe.
By Gordon Rayner, Henry Samuel and Duncan Gardham
10:00PM BST 06 Sep 2012
Saad al-Hilli, 50, his wife Iqbal, 47, and Mrs Hilli’s 77-year-old mother were all shot dead in a ruthlessly efficient execution-style killing inside their family car. A French cyclist who was “in the wrong place at the wrong time” was also murdered.
The Hillis’ seven-year-old daughter Zainab, who was battered and shot, and her four-year-old sister Zeena, who escaped the killers by hiding in a passenger footwell, were both under armed guard in separate hospitals last night for fear that the killers would return for the only remaining witnesses to the slaughter.
Police sources in France said that the “professional” nature of the murders, with three of the victims shot in the centre of the forehead, pointed to a contract killing, with a “family drama” one of the possible motives.