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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Honour Killing in America

Courtesy of Nunoftheabove:  Honor Killing in America on Fox News

July 25, 2008 by nunoftheabove

One of the ongoing stories that this blog has followed has been that of the murder of Sarah and Amina Said by their father, Yaser Said.  Said allegedly shot his daughters on New Year’s Day in his taxicab in what has been described by some as an “honor killing.” 


Many Muslim’s have resented that description in this case, but this is not an isolated incident in the United States. 


A special will air this weekend that will examine not only the case of the Said sisters, but others as well.

Saturday, July 26 at 8 p.m. ETFOX News Anchor Megyn Kelly
Sunday, July 27 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET

Hosted by Megyn Kelly

Unimaginable crimes — fathers killing daughters, brothers killing sisters — to restore their family’s


FOX News Anchor Megyn Kelly

“honor.” It’s been all too common in places like Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Middle East. But now a FOX News investigation exposes how this heinous crime against women has arrived in America.

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Always On Watch said...

Watch this FNC special! It's the hardest hitting documentary to come to cable television.

Bos'un said...

Thank you for your comment, Always on the Watch. The special was a very compelling.

In the one segment, when the brother of a suspected honour murderer cursed Fox News organization, the reporter, and America shows the mindset of these moon worshiping radicals.

Personally, I think that the angry man who started cursing (when being asked if he knew were his brother was) should be deported. However, he is completely protected by law, and, the police do not have grounds for a search warrant to look in his house for the brother.

After I watched the special, I read the following at WND about the Mohammedans of UK:

1 in 3 Muslim students approve killing for Islam
'Stop talking about celebrating diversity and focus on integration and assimilation'

[Quote]If ignorance and poverty are responsible for the growth of extremist views in the Islamic world, someone needs ask Muslim students, privileged enough and bright enough to attend some of the United Kingdom's best universities, why one-in-three of them endorses killing in the name of Islam.

The report of this finding, based on a poll of 600 Muslim and 800 non-Muslim students at 12 universities in the UK, and conducted by YouGov on behalf of the Center for Social Cohesion, will be released tomorrow as "Islam on Campus."

Among its findings of Muslim beliefs:

40 per cent support introduction of Shari'ah into British law for Muslims
One-third back the idea of a worldwide Islamic caliphate based on Shari’ah law
40 per believe it is unacceptable for Muslim men and women to associate freely
24 per cent do not think men and women are equal in the eyes of Allah
25 percent have little or no respect for homosexuals.
53 per cent believe killing in the name of religion is never justified (compared with 94 per cent of non-Muslims), while 32 per cent say it is
57 percent believe Muslim soldiers serving in the UK military should be able to refuse duty in Muslim countries
More than half favor an Islamic political party to support their views in parliament
One-third doesn’t think or don't know if Islam is compatible with Western views of democracy
"Significant numbers appear to hold beliefs which contravene democratic values," Hannah Stuart, one of the report's authors, told the London Times. "These results are deeply embarrassing for those who have said there is no extremism in British universities." [/quote]

We have problems with radicalized Mohammedans all over the world.

Bos'un said...

As seen last night, courtesy of Fox News,2933,391531,00.html

The United Nations estimates that as many as 5,000 women are murdered in such honor killings each year for offenses like immodesty or refusing an arranged marriage. They may be on the rise in the U.S., as seen anecdotally in Kanwal's death and a handful of other prominent attacks:

• Fifty-year-old Yaser Abdel Said became the focus of a massive manhunt after he allegedly killed his teenage daughters Sarah and Amina — for dating boys against his will. Relatives say he tried to marry off Amina in his native Egypt when she was 16, and he hasn't been seen since the girls were shot to death on New Year's Day.

• Zein Isa, a Palestinian terrorist who lived in St. Louis, was convicted of killing his daughter Palestina in 1989. Investigators say he was furious she had a black boyfriend, went to a school dance and got a job at Wendy's. Palestina's mother held her down as Isa plunged a 9-inch knife into his daughter's chest, actions the FBI picked up on a microphone as they investigated Isa for his terrorist ties.

• Waheed Mohammad, a 22-year-old immigrant from Afghanistan, was shamed by his sister, who he thought was a "bad Muslim girl." At his mother's behest, investigators say, he tried to "stop" his sister, stabbing her multiple times, though she survived and spoke to FOX News.

To see more on honor killings in America, watch FOX News' special documentary, "Murder in the Family: Honor Killings in America," airing 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, July 26, and 8 and 11 p.m. EDT Sunday.

Anonymous said...


Thanks for the link. The comments I have received after the special was aired have been interesting and even threatening. It is fascinating how cocky people can be when they are protected by the anonymity of the internet.