Azim Khamisa’s son (Tariq Khamisa) was shot and killed by a 14 year gang member (Tony hicks) while delivering pizza. Mr. Khamisa compliments his son by saying “Tariq was a great soul, wise, charismatic, good-looking, a college student with a beautiful girlfriend who he planned to marry.” Just like any reasonable person will feel, Mr. Khamisa was devastated from his son’s senseless death and wanted justice but later realized that the most satisfying justice is to forgive. During his interview with CBS News, He states and realized this incident is about “two victims at both ends of the gun,”. After forgiving Tony Hicks, Mr. Khamisa has developed a father and son relationship, writes him in jail and plans to employ him into his job if he is able to come out.
We all can acknowledge that men are harsher, hard headed, and unsympathetic than females. Hrdy supports this ideology by stating that men will most likely take care of a child on these conditions: (1)Long-standing familiarity with the immature. (2)The nearby infant is urgently in need of rescue. (3)The male has a relationship with the mother. These reasons conclude that a legitimate reason needs to be established in order for a man to cater to a child. I feel like Mr. Khamisa wishing to act as an alloparent to his son’s murderer when he completes his sentence goes beyond Hrdy’s theory. A reasonable person will agree that Mr. khamisa possess a legitimate to hate Tony Hicks rather than willing to cater to him. So what pushed him to go beyond the norm or do men posses much deeper paternal instinct that goes beyond what society perceives it to be?