Here is the order from Allah: “When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks…” (Qur’an 47:4) It doesn’t say there is an age limit on that.
Police are probing whether a mysterious boyfriend with links to the Islamic State (ISIS) radicalised the nanny accused of beheading the little girl in her care.
Gulchekhra Bobokulova grinned as she appeared before a Moscow court where she admitted killing four-year-old Nastya Meshcheryakova.
Pictures of the burka-clad 38 year old screaming “Allahu Akbar” and clutching the child’s severed head outside a train station in the Russian capital sent shockwaves around the world.
Now detectives investing the grisly event suspect that although Bobokulova murdered the child, she was not alone.
Police suspect Bobokulova, who was recently divorced, may have been inspired by an ISIS fanatic.
The Islamic fundamentalists revel in their brutality and proudly show off despicable videos of beheadings on social media.
Now eagle-eyed detectives in Russia are scouring CCTV footage from the area near the little girl’s home in the hunt for clues to the man’s identity.
They know Nastya was killed at around 8.40am on Monday morning and believe the mystery man either visited the flat before the murder or was present when it was carried out.
After being arrested, Bobokulova showed police where the child’s remains lay in her bloodied cot.
It emerged the little girl was strangled before her head was severed with a kitchen knife.
Forensic experts have been conducting a finger tip search of the apartment in the hunt for a motive.
During her brief court appearance on Wednesday, Bobokulova shook her head when asked if she felt remorseful for what she had done to the child.
Handcuffed, she was asked by a journalist why she had killed the little girl and paraded her head around, to which she is alleged to have replied: “Allah ordered me to”.
It is believed Bobokulova, from Uzbekistan, was registered at a psychiatric clinic near her home.
It emerged she had shown police the bloodied cot where she had carried out the murder of little Nastya who was strangled before her head was severed with a kitchen knife….