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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Honor Killing Comes To America

Good Lord! An "honor killing" in Texas!

Amina Said, 18, and her sister Sarah, 17, were found shot multiple times in a cab outside a suburban Dallas hotel. Police found them after one of the girls called 911 from a cell phone and said she was dying. A capital murder warrant has been issued for Yaser Said, 50, who has not been seen since the Lewisville High School students were found dead.

Gail Gattrell, the sisters' great-aunt, has called the deaths an "honor killing," in which a woman is murdered by a relative to protect her family's honor.

According to a police report released Tuesday, a family member told investigators that Yaser Said threatened "bodily harm" against Sarah for going on a date with a non-Muslim.




1 Comments:

At Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 5:22:00 PM EST, Anonymous ERS said...

In the days preceding the dishonor killings of the beautiful Said sisters, there was another dishonor killing in suburban Chicago that killed a family of three and a fetus. These crimes have most certainly come to America.

Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
"Reclaiming Honor in Jordan"

 

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