Woman tells live radio phone-in she wants to kill her husband

The woman called the phone-in show on an Omani radio station (Shutterstock)
Updated 12 September 2017
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Woman tells live radio phone-in she wants to kill her husband

DUBAI: A woman has been arrested in Oman after calling a radio show and saying she would kill her husband, even if that meant facing the death sentence.
The 23-year-old made the call on Sept. 6, to a phone-in on revenge, explaining that she would cut her husband up and set his remains on fire, national newspaper The Times of Oman reported.
“Honestly, if I want to avenge, the first person I think I would retaliate against is my husband,” the woman told the Arabic radio show’s host, adding: “I will cut him with a knife and burn him. I will burn my husband and his car.”
She said she had never trusted her husband and said she did not mind if she was jailed for any such offenses.
“Even if they imprison me forever, or I am sentenced to death, it’s okay,” she defiantly told the host. “The most important thing for me is that I am mentally relaxed. Even my children will get better, and they will continue living.”
According to the newspaper she was allowed to speak for about a minute, before the host tried to reason with her.
“You spoke and expressed your feelings. You do not need to use these words. Do not go and do anything that can ruin your life and the future of your children, because you are the one who is thinking this way,” the host told her.
But instead she persisted and the host eventually cut into her rant, telling the woman in Arabic “that is enough.”
A recording of the call has since gone viral among Arabic audiences and the woman is now under investigation.
A Royal Oman Police spokesman said the woman had been arrested “for threatening to kill her husband on a private radio station.”
The source told the newspaper that threatening to murder was “felony charge” and that the woman has now been referred to the Public Prosecution.
The reported added that the woman was also being investigated for charges of attempted murder – a charge which carries a sentence of up to 10 years.
This is an audio recording of the woman's conversation in Arabic:



Conservative U.S. commentator Charles Krauthammer dies

This is the final verdict, my fight is over, wrote Krauthammer on June 8. (Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)
Updated 22 June 2018
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Conservative U.S. commentator Charles Krauthammer dies

  • Krauthammer was a fixture on the Fox News Channel as well as on editorial pages of the Washington Post and other US newspapers
  • The cause of death was cancer of the small intestine

WASHINGTON: Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer, who gave up a psychiatric career to become one of the leading conservative political commentators in the US media, died on Thursday at the age of 68, the Washington Post and Fox News said.
Krauthammer was a fixture on the Fox News Channel as well as on editorial pages of the Washington Post and other US newspapers.
His work had been curtailed since having an abdominal tumor removed last August and in an open letter on June 8 he said doctors told him that he had only a few weeks to live due to a recurrence of the cancer. “This is the final verdict,” he wrote. “My fight is over.”
The cause of death was cancer of the small intestine, his son, Daniel Krauthammer, told the Post.
Less than a month earlier, Krauthammer had told a Fox colleague that the worst appeared to be behind him.
Krauthammer, who in 1972 was left paralyzed from the neck down after a swimming pool accident while attending Harvard Medical School, was known for a dour expression, wry humor and sharp intellect.
He was a regular on Fox’s weeknight show “Special Report,” and also wrote a column that was syndicated to hundreds of newspapers.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague and friend ... A gifted doctor and brilliant political commentator, Charles was a guiding voice throughout his time with Fox News and we were incredibly fortunate to showcase his extraordinary talent on our programs,” Suzanne Scott, CEO of Fox News, said in a statement.
Krauthammer gave mixed reviews to President Donald Trump, questioning his “loud and bombastic” approach to the job and calling him a charlatan while praising actions such as withdrawing from the Paris climate accord and nominating Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
He had been a leading critic of President Barack Obama and what Krauthammer perceived as his “social democratic agenda,” while supporting George W. Bush’s intervention in the Middle East. He also liked President Ronald Reagan’s stand against communism and popularized the term “Reagan Doctrine” to describe it.
Krauthammer was born in New York City on March 13, 1950, and grew up there and in Montreal, Canada. During his 14-month recovery from the diving accident, Krauthammer kept up his studies from his hospital bed and graduated on schedule from medical school in 1975. He then worked as a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, also studying manic depression.
In 1978, Krauthammer moved to Washington to work in psychiatric research for the administration of Jimmy Carter, who he later would call a failed president, and drifted away from psychiatry. He became a speechwriter for Carter’s vice president, Walter Mondale, before writing opinion pieces for The New Republic and Time magazine.
He joined the Washington Post and won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1987. In 2006, the Financial Times named him the most influential commentator in the United States.
“I leave this life with no regrets,” Krauthammer wrote in his farewell statement. “It was a wonderful life ... I am sad to leave but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended.”
In a Fox News special about his life, Krauthammer said he never dwelled on the day he hit the bottom of a swimming pool with his head, severing his spinal cord.
“I made one promise to myself on day one — I was not going to allow it to alter my life,” he said. “On the big things in life, the direction of my life, what I was going to do, that wouldn’t change at all.”
Besides his son, Krauthammer is survived by his wife, Robyn, who he met while studying at Oxford before medical school.