In a statement of fact agreed to by the defence and the prosecution, the Terrace court heard that Blair Donnelly was under a lot of stress at the time, and believed God wished him to kill both his wife and daughter.We accept that this guy is probably mentally unbalanced (as, you know, a murderer must be almost by definition) and that it wasn't "really" God's voice in his head. Because he's a white Christian. Slap a beard on him and have him outside a mosque with blood on his hands, and we'd have a different -- and altogether more hysterical -- reaction, wouldn't we?
Stephanie Joy Donnelly was an accomplished figure skater who coached local children. Stephanie Joy Donnelly was an accomplished figure skater who coached local children.
His 16-year-old daughter, Stephanie Joy Donnelly, was found stabbed to death in the family home by her mother on Nov. 23, 2006.
The father was found praying outside a local church with blood on his hands, the court was told.
See, this story was all about how Muslims are adjusting, or not, to Canadian society. Whereas this horrible story from Kitimat is all about how unbalanced this one individual was.
Two stories where the facts are almost the same -- father murders daughter, religious belief is the immediate factor blamed in both cases. But in one case we indicted a whole religion and culture (because we were already prepared to anyway) while the other religion and culture (North American white Christianity) escapes more or less unscathed.
Way to go, everyone.