In these days of rampant FBI corruption, it’s illuminating to remember that back in 2008, the FBI dropped its designation of these murders as an “honor killing.”
That’s what it was, but the FBI didn’t want to appear “Islamophobic.” Now that the agency has entirely gone rogue, it’s important to remember that the seeds of its corruption were planted years ago.
WFAA was more honest in June 2021, when it reported that “police believe Yaser Said was angry his daughters were dating boys who were non-Muslim and killed them.” That’s in accord with Islamic law, which forbids Muslim women from marrying non-Muslim men. This was no new revelation: back in January 2008, the Dallas Morning News reported that the girls’ mother Patricia had said (regarding Amina) that “since they are Muslim that the daughter was only allowed to date other Muslims. Yaser had found out she went on a date with a non-Muslim and became very angry and threatened her with bodily harm.”
“Ex-FBI ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ suspect Yaser Said convicted of Texas ‘honor killing’ deaths of 2 daughters,” by Stephanie Pagones, Fox News, August 9, 2022:
One of the FBI’s former top 10 most-wanted suspects was convicted of capital murder on Tuesday, more than 12 years after allegedly carrying out “honor killings” against his two daughters in Texas.
Yaser Said, 65, was found guilty of capital murder in the deaths of 18-year-old Amina Said and 17-year-old Sarah Said. Prosecutors did not pursue the death penalty, meaning Yaser Said receives an automatic life sentence.
Prosecutor Lauren Black said at trial that Said was “obsessed with possession and control.”
The sisters were found shot to death in a taxi parked near a hotel in the Dallas, Texas suburb of Irving on New Year’s Day in 2008. Jurors heard a 911 call Sarah Said made by cellphone, telling the operator that her father had shot her and that she was dying.
“Help,” said a crying voice on the 911 recording, later determined by police to be that of Sarah Said. “I’m dying. Oh my God. Stop it.”
Sarah Said was shot nine times and Amina Said was shot twice….
In a letter written to the judge, Said wrote that he was not happy with his daughters’ “dating activity” but he denied killing them.
On Monday, Said told jurors that he did not kill his daughters. He said he fled the taxi he was driving that evening because he thought they were being followed and someone wanted to kill him. He said he did not turn himself in to authorities because he feared he would not get a fair trial.
In a Dec. 21, 2007, email that was brought into evidence, Amina Said told a teacher that she and her sister planned to run away. She said they didn’t want to live by the culture of their father, who was born in Egypt, nor did they want arranged marriages, as he planned. Her father, she said, had “made our lives a nightmare.”
“He will, without any drama nor doubt, kill us,” the email read….