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A young mother here in Cincinnati decapitated her baby on the street last winter. She carried the baby around for several hours. It made the news here and USAToday picked up the story. I would very much doubt it made international news. The story you referenced made international headlines because of broad worldwide anti-Muslim sentiment despite the fact that the killer's religion had zip to do with the mental illness that caused her to commit this crime. Pretending that the Russian case isn't more broadly known because of the Islam angle is silly. And it is dangerous to the non-mentally ill and non-extremist Muslims in the world who are just trying to live their lives.

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It is only news because of the similarity to the scene in the Godfather.

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A woman in Highbridge Park in Upper Manhattan Sunday morning discovered a severed horse head and other animal parts inside a cardboard box, according to the NYPD.

The woman came upon a Corona beer box at about 11 a.m. and opened it only to find the head, other unidentified animal parts including bones, fresh fruit and bottles of soda. Some of the animal parts may have been cooked, said police.

The Department of Sanitation removed the box shortly after. The investigation is continuing. The ASPCA and city Animal Control and Welfare were notified.

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Oddly, this story made the news even though there are no mentions of Allah or burqas.

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I think you're reaching, there. I would think that a woman walking around with a child's head would have been sufficient enough to get media attention. We see stories about ridiculous and absurd things all the time that don't have the items mentioned that you are taking such exception to their mention.

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And if those things had not been highlighted in the story we never would have seen this story in the US. Or if she had suddenly donned the clothing associated with orthodox Jewish women and prayed in Hebrew we wouldn't have heard about it.

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The authors considered it relevant because the nanny had worked for the family for 18 months and, to their knowledge, up until that day wore western-style clothes and did not speak of things like democracy, blowing anyone up or religion.

This is also Russia... they handle things a little differently....

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It is a terrible story. Violence against children is heartbreaking. This is a truly horrific crime but her clothing and the fact that she yelled the equivalent of "Oh, my God" after committing a terrible personal crime is not relevant to the story.

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He'll hath no fury like a woman scorned.

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A burka-clad babysitter decapitated a 4-year old girl in her care before walking through Moscow carrying the child's severed head, police say. The 38-year old Uzbekistani woman shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as she appeared near Oktyabrskoye Pole metro station in the northwest of the Russian capital and threatened to blow herself up.

It came hours after officers found the headless body of a child when they were called to a fire at an apartment complex. She is then said to have shouted that she had killed the child and was seen praying shortly before officers swooped in.

According to local reports, she later told police she killed the girl because of her own husband's infidelity. One eyewitness said the woman screamed: 'My child was killed…I will blow up everyone.' She also shouted: 'I hate democracy'.

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I don't remember any of the composites of the Zodiac with him in diapers...

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