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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Blogger Rosemary said...

Thank you for this article, Bos'un. This news needs to be out in the public. I do not have cable, and the Marxists at ABC, NBC, and CBS will not cover this issue. Why not? Oh, that's right. It's because WE aren't doing it! I get so frustrated!!!

You just keep up the great job you are doing, and we will wipe them with the bottom of our shoes as we pass them in the information age. Ha!

7/26/2008 5:54 PM  
Blogger Bos'un said...

Roemmary the special was very good and very compelling. Hope that you might be able to watch it on the internet connection. Or, try to get someone to record it for you Sunday night. It will be shown twice tomorrow. I am in DC right now and my hotel does not have a recorder, or I would do it for you. Fox news talked about about several honour killings going back over 20 years.

In the one segment,the brother of a suspected honour murderer cursed Fox news, the reporter and America. I think he should be deported. That was messed up, cursing when being asked if he knew were his brother was. And, the police do not have any legal reason for a search warrant to look in his house.

Now I just read WND and look at the statistics from 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 sharia into British law for Muslims
One-third back the idea of a worldwide Islamic caliphate based on sharia 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 don'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]

7/26/2008 8:22 PM  
Blogger Bos'un said...

There are some really server problems with that 7th century religion of hate. Who let the dogs out? Mo better what his ***!

7/26/2008 8:25 PM  
Blogger Rosemary said...

The only thing that surprises me is how low the numbers of support are. Maybe they are just covering up their true intentions? You know this. They know this. I know this. I just wish our GOVERNMENT would understand this. *sigh*

I don't know anyone with cable that can record, but thank you for the info. 20 years? And not a word from the State Dept? Yup. Kidnappings, rapes, murders, they don't matter. But let us try to protect ourselves? They can all go to hell, if God so decides.

7/26/2008 9:10 PM  
Blogger 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.

7/27/2008 10:48 AM  

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