Where in the world is Yaser Abdel Said?
It has been over three years since the honor killings of Amina and Sarah Said. Their father, Yaser Abdel Said, allegedly killed them. He is on the run and wanted by the FBI for murder. This man murdered two teenage daughters in a disgraceful “honor killing.” Amina and Sarah had their lives cut short and will not be able to achieve their dreams.
From January 5, 2008, the girls’ brother was begging for Said to turn himself in: “I just hope he turns himself in because, you know, he messed up the whole family,” Islam Said, age 19 at the time, told the local news stations after his sisters were found dead Tuesday night.
Islam Said said his father, Yaser Abdel Said, 50, of Lewisville, Texas, was having a very hard time when his daughters, Sarah Yaser Said, 17, and Amina Yaser Said, 18, started dating. Connie Moggio, the girls’ aunt, said there had been turbulence in the Said household for a while. She said her sister married Yaser Abdel Said at the age of 15 and was pregnant shortly after, adding she had tried to leave her husband many times over the years, most recently, on Christmas Eve.
“A few days before she called me at my job and told me she was leaving because he had threatened the girls because they were dating,” Moggio told MyFOXDFW.com.
This was three years ago.
So where is Yaser Said?
A year after the murders, the FBI finally acknowledged the murders as honor killings which outraged Muslims.
“As far as we’re concerned, until the motive is proven in a court of law, this is [just] a homicide,” Mustafaa Carroll, the executive director of the Council of American-Islamic Relations in Dallas, told FOXNews.com. He said he worries that terms like “honor killing” may stigmatize the Islamic community. “We (Muslims) don’t have the market on jealous husbands … or domestic violence,” Carroll said.
The United Nations estimates that 5,000 women are killed worldwide every year in honor killings — mostly in the Middle East, where many countries still have laws that protect men who murder female relatives they believe have engaged in inappropriate activity. A U.N. report includes chilling examples of such cases.
“On the order of clerics, an 18-year-old woman was flogged to death in Batsail, Bangladesh, for “immoral behaviour,” the report reads. “In Egypt, a father paraded his daughter’s severed head through the streets shouting, ‘I avenged my honor.’”
Carroll’s response: “People have their own cultural nuances and norms from before they got their religion,” he said. “This is not Islamic culture.”
Sorry so be the voice of disagreement, but Mr. Carroll…you’re lying.
Muslims may not own the lease on honor killings which were common even back in ancient Rome, but the Islamic community has cornered the market with Sharia Law and these two poor girls fell victim to this heinous custom.
Atlas Shrugs blogger Pamela Keller wrote in 2009 on the Said murders siting alleged emails and communications which put Said in Cairo Egypt. America’s Most Wanted has run features on the murders regularly (Read here)