Maybe the investigative journalists at the Daily Kos can tell us how she deserved it.
An Egyptian lawmaker and business tycoon was arrested yesterday for the savage murder of a Lebanese pop star, Egypt's chief prosecutor said.
Hisham Talaat, a lawmaker from the ruling party of President Hosni Mubarak, is accused of paying a former-cop hit man $2 million to kill Suzanne Tamim.
The beautiful singer was found decapitated in her Dubai apartment in July, chief prosecutor Abdel-Maguid Mahmoud told The Associated Press.
The shocking crime prompted a media ban in Egypt last month, following reports that high-profile Egyptian figures were involved.
Several Egyptian papers complained that the government was using the ban to protect big businessmen who have been playing an increasingly prominent role in the authoritarian president's rule.
Talaat, a senior member of Mubarak's National Democratic Party, was reportedly being considered for a Cabinet post.
His businesses include real estate and tourism developments in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf.
He owns several companies and is involved in the construction of upscale suburbs around Cairo.
Authorities said a former police officer, Mahmoud el-Sukkary, was paid to follow Tamim from London to Dubai, where he bought a knife to kill her.
El-Sukkary made his way into the singer's home pretending to be a real-estate agent, then stabbed her to death and beheaded her, he said.
Arab media has speculated that Talaat, a married father of three, was romantically involved with Tamim, but Mahmoud did not indicate a motive.