Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Sarah and Amina Said: Murdered Teens' Father Still Missing

Two weeks ago, Sarah and Amina Yaser Said were shot and left for dead in their father's taxi. A capital murder warrant has been issued for Yaser Abdul Said, 50. He's still missing. A reasonable assumption is that he's back in Egypt, his homeland.

It's possible that this wasn't an honor killing. But, when two Muslim girls, whose father didn't like their relationship with infidels, turn up not-quite-dead, it's hard not to think of that quaint Middle Eastern/Islamic custom.

Yaser's wife, Patricia, and their son, plan to stay out of sight until he's caught. There's a $10,000 reward for the arrest and indictment of Said. There's more detail at MyFox Dallas Fort Worth: "Police Release Disturbing 911 Call from Dying Teen"

So What?

The Muslim community on the north side of Dallas didn't condone this double murder. They, their Christian neighbors, and apparently just about everyone else in the area, joined to mourn Sarah and Amina.

It would be prudent to remember that the War on Terror is a war on terrorists: not on our neighbors who are Muslims.

Previous posts on this situation: Related posts, on tolerance, bigotry, racism, and hatred.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope the perpetrator is located and brought to justice.

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

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Even resources which, in my opinion, are simply inaccurate are sometimes useful: these can give valuable insights into why some people or groups believe what they do.

In short, It is my opinion that some of the resources in this blogroll are neither accurate, nor unbiased. I do, however, believe that they are useful in understanding the War on Terror, the many versions of Islam, terrorism, and related topics.