FBI drops designation of Said murders as “honor killing”
No justice for these poor girls
With thanks to JW
A few days ago, as we discussedÂ here, the FBI designated the murders of Amina and Sarah Said by their father Yaser Said an honor killing. The wanted poster for Yaser Said said this:
Yaser Abdel Said is wanted for murder. On January 1, 2008, Said took his two teenaged daughters for a ride in his taxi cab, under the guise of taking them to get something to eat. He drove them to a secluded park in Irving, Texas, where he allegedly shot both girls to death. They died of multiple gunshot wounds. The 17- and 18-year-old girls were dating American boys, which was contrary to their father’s rules of not dating non-Muslim boys. Reportedly, the girls were murdered due to an “Honor Killing.” Said may have fled to New York or Egypt.
But the intrepidÂ PamelaÂ has noticed that theÂ wanted posterÂ has been revised, and now says this:
Yaser Abdel Said is wanted for murder. On January 1, 2008, Said took his two teenaged daughters for a ride in his taxi cab, under the guise of taking them to get something to eat. He drove them to Irving, Texas, where he allegedly shot both girls to death. They died of multiple gunshot wounds. Said may have fled to New York or Egypt.
The sentences about honor killing have been removed. Pamela called the FBI and got the runaround from an agent, as you can seeÂ at her site. The agent said: “We are not labeling it an honor killing. It’s a double murder….You are asking me to read his mind — we know it’s a double homicide. It is not our job to label.”
Maybe not, but it would seem to me that at least entertaining the possibility that these two murders were honor killings would open up investigative avenues that should be explored, rather than closed off a priori. Also, if the FBI had stuck to its guns and not altered its wanted poster, the fact that it was at least considering this as a possible honor killing case would have made it much easier for opponents of honor killing to point out that it is now happening even in the U.S., and to call upon Muslim leaders here to end their denial and obfuscation, and take genuine steps to teach against this practice in mosques and Islamic schools in America.
But it seems instead that political correctness has gotten to them again.
One thought on “Infiltration Watch: FBI drops the "honor killing" label in the Amina & Sarah Said case”
I believe it was not considered an honor killing because the father had no honor. This is a man that was accused by is daughters when they were preteens of having sex with them. Charges were dropped later. The girls’ mother had been molested as a child, which makes sense that she would marry a man that would molest their children…it is just how things like this go. If Yaser had any tribal concern about honor, he would have never married a non-Muslim westerner. Amina’s boyfriend stated that she had told him that the father had had sex with both girls…and yet he always grilled them if they were still virgins. Ahmed, Yaser’s brother, was shocked and stated if he had known, he could have intervened.
Yaser Said was a Muslim who did not at services and violated many tenants of the Koran such as it is a manâ€™s place to protect his family and to kill one person is to kill all of humanity. He had deep personality flaws…down right evil. There is no account of family members or people in his communities that saw this anything other than tragic.
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