There is a reason why the link to Islam of honor killings is so hard to understand for the media and most people. The shame/honour culture (which predates Islam) is a typical component of tribal societies. It exists well beyond Islam and it means that many other cultures and peoples might feel the same way if their daughters bring "dishonor" on a family, clan or tribe by behaving outside of the culture's norms.
- Islam brings several things to the picture that make it much more likely that Muslim men (aided by their subservient women) will kill: The devaluation of women (they're little but possessions in the Koran);
- No clear prohibition on murder: the Koran is full of cases where it is permitted to kill or when Muhammad personally killed or ordered someone to be killed;
- It's not that Muslims are the only people to commit honour killings, its that their religion is specifically likely to remove the impulse control that needs to be in place to stop humans behaving like animals.
Good religion provides a control on these base instincts. Bad religion amplifies the most base instincts. You decide which one the father of those two beautiful girls in Texas was acting under.
The murder is the final act in a life of terror, beatings and oppression. And while it was reported that Sarah and Amina were raped by Yasser when they were seven and eight. This has been inaccurately reported. Patricia's sister, Gail's youngest niece, called Gail to set the record straight. She corrected the ages in which the sexual abuse began with Amina. Amina said that she was four when Yasser first started sexually abusing her. These girls lived a life of pure hell short of
Law enforcement is hampered by a politically correct hands off policy for fear of offending Muslims in the community. One only had to watch law enforcement officials in Irving defensive and hostile posturing when questioned about the lack of pursuit of double murderer Yasser Said. They still refuse to call it an honor killing.
Gail Gartrell, the courageous Aunt that first spoke out and at the funeral of Sarah and Amina Said and called it an honor killing is still being threatened and harassed by members of the Said family.
It has become increasingly clear that Islam Said, older brother to Sarah and Amina, had some involvement in their deaths. When Yasser lured the girls back from Oklahoma (after they ran away from a brutal and violent home life), he forced them into the back of his cab and yelled to Islam to "get me my gun". Which he did. Why hasn't he been indicted?
Islam later told his Aunt Joyce "the girls got what was coming to them". The girls got what they deserved because they knew the rules".
Yasser then took off with the girls and murdered them .......... in a horrible and in the case of Sarah, it was slow torture.
Islam, apparently is in Egypt,threatens Gail on relentlessly. Their mom, Tissy (the mom from hell), who dragged those girls back to their father to be murdered has moved on to her second boyfriend and if what I have been told is the truth (and this has been verified by three members of the family) Tissy's new boyfriend is another Muslim man. One relative has already been threatened by her new Muslim boyfriend. Why, would Tissy choose to walk this road again? Why would she get involved with a man like Yasser who murdered her girls ....unless, she is of the same mindset.
Gail was told by my great-nephew, Islam Said , that he wants to send her to hell so I can say hello to the bitches, Sarah and Amina! Islam told Gail that Yasser was going to show her an honor killing and "send her to hell to say hi to Sarah and Amina". Unspeakable. How could he speak of his sisters this way? This seemingly endless cycle of terror is still being heaped upon my family. Gail has an accordion file filled with these threats. Joyce, the great-aunt from the paternal side of Tissy's family, set up a site for information on the reward for Yasser. Islam, sent threats through this site as well.
The fact that Tissy (Sarah and Amina's mom) would not talk to FOX, that lured those girls back to Texas, called herself Yasser's girl on her myspace page makes her an accessory to their murder. Why hasn't she been questioned further. The only time the police questioned Tissy was the night of the murders. And why hasn't Islam been indicted as an accessory to the murders? Why has he been allowed to threaten and intimidate the aunts, boyfriends (of the girls) and anyone else that speaks out about the heinous crime. Why was there no one form the Said family wiling to speak on camera to the FOX news team (with the exception of the brother Yassein's expletive tirade, Yaser Said's brother screaming "get out of here "m**erf**ckers!" "I hate FOX news. You're racist!"
When will there be justice?
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