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Will ISIS Beheadings Change American Views on Islam and the Middle East?

John A. Tures | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

At a political science conference on Friday, I presented research my students and I were working on about the subject of beheadings. We were trying to determine whether the killings of journalists James Foley on August 19 and Stephen Sotloff on September 2 had any impact upon U.S. public opinion.

NYC Man Decapitates Self In Broad Daylight

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 09.02.2014 | Crime

A man killed himself Monday morning in the middle of a Bronx, New York street by beheading himself, the NY Daily News reports. Read more from the N...

Preventing Jihadi Johns & Saving Future James Foleys: Research on Combatting Homegrown Terrorism & Radicalization

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

New research finds that potential terrorists cannot be identified using a single socio-economic profile. Similarly, at the individual level, homegrown terrorists are not driven by just one or even a prevalent set of motivations.

New York Man Admits To Partially Decapitating And Stuffing Friend In Closet

David Lohr | Posted 01.29.2014 | Crime

A New York man has admitted he killed a 35-year-old friend and neighbor during an argument, attempted to chop up his body with an axe and hid it in hi...

Mysteries of Art and Ancestors in Mali-by-the Seine

Frank Browning | Posted 04.24.2013 | Arts
Frank Browning

The Quai Branly is one of the world's largest art museum (designed by master architect Jean Nouvel) dedicated to the history, beliefs and cultures of indigenous people everywhere.

Why These Men Allegedly Prayed To 'Alligator God'

Sun Sentinel | Rafael Olmeda | Posted 03.27.2013 | Miami

At least once a day, Robert Mackey and Paul Trucchio would pray to "the alligator god" that a human head, the only evidence of the brutal murder they ...

Beheaded King's Blood Found In Centuries-Old Container

Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 01/02/2013 02:17 PM EST More than 200 years ago, France's King Louis XVI was killed (along with h...

Autopsy: NJ Boy, 2, Alive Before Being Decapitated

AP | KATIE ZEZIMA | Posted 08.23.2012 | Crime

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Autopsy results released Thursday show that a 2-year-old boy was alive before he was decapitated, and his mother, who authorities...

Toddler Decapitated In Horrific Murder-Suicide

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 10.22.2012 | Crime

CAMDEN, N.J. — The 911 call from Chevonne Thomas was rambling and incoherent, but authorities said she made one thing clear: Her 2-year-old son ...

Father Shows No Remorse For Beheading Daughter

AP | Posted 06.19.2012 | World

JAIPUR, India — A father in northwestern India remained unrepentant Tuesday after beheading his daughter with a ceremonial sword in a rage over her ...

Man Beheads Wife On Roof: Report

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.04.2012 | Crime

A German man was seen atop his roof, a knife in one hand and his wife's head in the other this morning. The unidentified 32-year-old man allegedly...

Man Convicted Of Decapitating Professor To Join White Supremacist Group

AP | DAVE KOLPACK | Posted 06.24.2012 | Crime

COOPERSTOWN, N.D. — A North Dakota man was convicted Tuesday of shooting and beheading a university researcher in what prosecutors claimed was a...

Man Decapitates Another Man Who Knocked Over Grill

Posted 03.05.2012 | Miami

Three homeless men barbequing steaks and drinking rum in the Sarasota County woods ended with one man decapitated, one man in jail, and one man servin...

The Lost 1001 Arabian Nights

Doug Lieblich | Posted 12.05.2011 | Comedy
Doug Lieblich

There was once a pauper renowned for giving perfect impressions of the sultan...

Russian Neo-Nazis Jailed For Dozens Of Brutal Hate Killings

AP | MANSUR MIROVALEV | Posted 09.10.2011 | World

MOSCOW — A Russian court on Monday handed down sentences ranging from 10 years to life in prison to 12 members of the country's most vicious neo...

Severed Horse Head Turns Alley Into Real LIfe 'Godfather' Scene

AP | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Someone left a severed horse head in a southwestern Pennsylvania city. Officials in Washington, Pa., say the head was found Monday...

Brutal Massacre In Guatemala Leaves Dozens Decapitated

AP | SONIA PEREZ and LAUREN VILLAGRAN | Posted 07.15.2011 | World

GUATEMALA CITY — Assailants killed at least 29 people – decapitating most of the victims – on a ranch in a part of northern Guatemala plagued by...

Man Beheads Woman In Spanish Supermarket

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 07.13.2011 | World

MADRID — A man beheaded a British woman in a random attack in a supermarket on the Spanish resort island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands on Fr...

Guilty: The Decapitation of Aasiya Zubair

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Though many people claimed to love Aasiya, none of them did enough. Laws are useless in the face of inadequate support systems in a person's family and friend network that can help extract one from her abusive situation.

Headless Body Found Near Evanston Middle School

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A headless body was found near an Evanston middle school early Tuesday--and a pipe bomb was found nearby. According to NBC Chicago, Evanston residen...

Jan Brewer Is a Head

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Former Virginia Tech Grad Student Who Decapitated Classmate Gets Life In Prison

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

RICHMOND, Va. — A former Virginia Tech graduate student who prosecutors said decapitated a classmate in a campus cafe because she rejected his r...

Invitation to a Beheading: South Waziristan Park on Steroids

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qanta Ahmed, MD

If we blinker our focus to cartoons on cable we will pose no obstacle to the endless anonymous, slow execution of Islam at the hands of a thousand unrecorded decapitations.

Suspect Arrested In Brutal Slaying Of gay man in Puerto Rico | Arthur Brice | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A suspect has been arrested in the slaying of a 19-year-old Puerto Rican man found Friday decapitated, dismembered and partially burned, police said T...