That darn A Dill Horin, what a disappointment she is! As we all know, A Dill is very good at copying and pasting, which often seem her greatest talents. Yet here we are with another Saturday column and somehow – and this is very hard to understand – she neglects to transcribe a perfectly good quote and share it with her Silly readers.
In examining why parents kill their children, A Dill begins her thoughts with some quotes from the animal Ramazan Acar, who has just been denied an appeal against the life sentence he was handed last year for disembowelling two-year-old daughter, Yazmina. As A Dill notes, Acar murdered the little girl to punish his estranged wife, and she demonstrates as much by quoting from his postings on Facebook, where Acar taunted her for several hours before taking up the knife.
“'Bout 2 kill ma kid”, Acar wrote, followed shortly after by “Pay bk u slut.” Later in her column, A Dill mines another quote from the trial:
Ramazan Acar's motives were spelt out on Facebook, in texts and phone calls that [motherr] Ms D'Argent received even while in a police station with officers who listened in as their colleagues tried to hunt him down. ''I killed her to get back at you,'' Acar said. ''I don't care. Even if I go behind bars, I know you are suffering.''
Acar did say that, no doubt about it. But he also said this, the quote A Dill mysteriously neglected to share:
"U wanted to convert ma kid do it u wanted to lock me up I did it u wanted 2 b indapendant do it u take full custdy do it u wana kill me il do it wat eva makes u happy nw tel me".
Yes, Acar is Muslim and his ex-wife Christian. Now it is unfair to focus too much on that difference of faiths, especially as A Dill lists several other murderous parents for whom religion does not seem to have been an issue.
But still, given that the quote was free of charge and its use would have required no further effort on the columnist’s part than the customary Control + C, why not toss that fact into the mix?
Do you think it could be, just could be, because that information might have diminished the appeal of multiculturalism?