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Blood-splattered Syrian man broadcasts chilling Facebook video after murdering his wife for 'irritating him'

Syrian refugee in Germany murders wife then boasts on Facebook [Twitter]

Date of publication: 5 March, 2018

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A Syrian man murdered his estranged wife and broadcasted a chilling blood-soaked rant on Facebook in the immediate aftermath of his crime, while their son stood in the background.
A Syrian man murdered his estranged wife and broadcasted an angry blood-soaked rant on Facebook in the immediate aftermath of his crime, while their son stood in the background.

The man, identified by German newspapers as Syrian refugee Abu Marwan, 41, made the chilling confession on Friday before trying to flee with his son. He left his daughter alive in the house with her dying mother.

He was later apprehended by police at a train station in Mühlacker in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, while still carrying the knife he used to stab his 37-year-old wife to death, according to German news outlet Kronen Zeitung.

In the video broadcast via Facebook Live, Abu Marwan blamed his wife for her murder saying she had "irritated him". 

"This is a message to all the women who do this with their men!" he cried in the video, before urging those watching to share the video.

According to German news reports, the man stabbed his wife several times. She died within minutes, collapsing on the stairs in front of her house, according to Kronen Zeitung.

The incident was reported to police by the couple's young daughter.

The murder - which German newspapers are labelling as an 'honour crime' in reference to violence against women by male relatives common in the Middle East - took place after an altercation between Abu Marwan and the victim, who was seeking a divorce. 

Germany has taken in tens of thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing the bombardment of the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

According to a report in The Atlantic in February, marital problems among refugees from Syria and other places have soared after their arrival in host countries, especially in the West.

The US magazine said better work opportunities and legal protections for women have made it easier for them to escape abusive relationships and chart out an independent life.

According to a 2015 study on immigrants in Denmark, more women initiated divorce than men there, where the welfare state was instrumental in "liberating women and children from life in dysfunctional families".

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