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04
Aug
08

Has Islam Said Finally Admitted (his dad) “Yaser Said” Murdered (his sisters) Sara and Amina?

Has Islam Said Admitted “Yaser Said” Murdered His Sisters Sara and Amina?

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25
Jul
08

Murder in the Family: Honor Killing in America [Fox News Special Report]

For those in denial or prone to be an apologist in regards to the the barbarity of adherents of Islam and their treatment of women.

And for those who wish to learn the truth.

Saturday, July 26 at 8 p.m. ET
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 “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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This video is not from the Fox news report. As noted above it is to be broadcast tonight and again tomorrow night.


International Campaign Against Honour Killings

X-posted here.

Related:
Need “Honor Killers” say more?
Islamic Sharia Roundup – July 2008
Waqas Parvez Now Charged in the Honor Killing of his Sister Aqsa Parvez
Video: Islamic Honor Killings and Mutilations
[Updated: Reward Now 25,000!] For Texas Honor Killing Arrest and Conviction
Sarah and Amina Said’s Family Fight to Keep Their Deaths in the Public Eye
Muslim Dis-Honor Killings in Texas [update 4]

07
Jul
08

Iran: Christian Convert Couple Arrested, Tortured, Threatened

LOS ANGELES, June 25 (Compass Direct News) – Security police officials in Tehran this month tortured a newly converted couple and threatened to put their 4-year-old daughter in an institution after arresting them for holding Bible studies and attending a house church.

A Christian source in Iran said that 28-year-old Tina Rad was charged with “activities against the holy religion of Islam” for reading the Bible with Muslims in her home in east Tehran and trying to convert them. Officials charged her husband, 31-year-old Makan Arya, with “activities against national security” after seizing the couple from their home on June 3, forcing them to leave their 4-year-old daughter ill and unattended.

Authorities kept them in an unknown jail for four days, which left them badly bruised from beatings, with Rad “very ill” and unable to walk, said the source. Rad was released on bail of US$30,000 bail, and her husband was freed on payment of US$20,000.

“The next time there may also be an apostasy charge, if you don’t stop with your Jesus,” a female security police officer told Rad during interrogation, according to the source. Under Iran’s strict Islamic laws, Muslims who convert from Islam to another religion can be executed.

A draft law before the Iranian parliament would make the death penalty mandatory for “apostates” who leave Islam.

“They went to a court hearing just for show,” the source said, “as secret police had already taken their signatures by force with a statement that they had not changed their religion.”

The charges, however, are still open, said the source, a close friend of the couple.

The female security police official warned Rad that if she and her husband continued attending a house church and holding Bible studies, they could be imprisoned “for a very long time” and would lose their daughter, Odzhan Arya. An officer also told Rad that authorities could concoct a drug case against them, “and you will be punished as drug smugglers.”

A male security police official also threatened Rad, who along with her husband received Christ as savior about three months ago, the source said.

“He told Tina during the interrogation that if she doesn’t cooperate and tell some names and addresses, she won’t see her daughter for a long time,” the source said. “They said, ‘Next time if we catch you, you are going to miss your whole family forever.’”

An officer also told Arya that authorities could place his daughter “in a protected religious institution.”

The charge against Arya of “activities against national security” was based on his allowing Bible sessions with Muslims in his apartment and trying to go to the house church, the source said.

Confirmation from the couple’s denomination of their arrest and mistreatment was not immediately available.

Forced Statements

The couple was forced to sign a statement, the source said, that they wouldn’t go back to their house church and that they would have no contact with other Christians – and that if they did, “they will be punished by the law of Islam.”

The charges and forced statements seem to contravene the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran is a party, giving it the force of law. Article 18 of the covenant stipulates that everyone shall have the right to adopt a religion or belief, as well as freedom individually or in community in public or private to manifest one’s religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teaching.

The couple would forfeit their bail and their freedom if secret religious police catch them engaged in Christian activities, they were told in the court before their release.

“They were tortured psychologically and physically,” the source said. “There are a lot of blue places on their bodies. Tina can’t walk well and is very ill, and her husband Makan is still very shocked.”

The couple was arrested after a relative of Arya informed security police of the couple’s Christian activities. According to the friend of the couple, officers confiscated their personal computer, satellite dish and television set, as well as all books, videos, CDs, DVDs and even a photo album.

“Tina is very sick, and because of the pain on the right side of her head from the torture, and the shock of the whole situation, she can’t leave the house and their daughter,” the source said. “She knows for sure that they are monitored in all their communications.”

Societal Hostilities

Following their arrest, the husband and wife also suffered at the hands of family and area Muslims.

In order to make the bail payments, Arya obtained financial help from his father – on the condition that he promise to divorce his wife.

“So he did [promise], and now of course he refuses to divorce,” the source said. “So his father gave him an ultimatum. There is discrimination even in the family against them.”

After their release, the couple found the window of their clothing shop had been smashed.

“Almost the whole street knows about them, so imagine how difficult their business is,” said the source. “They want to change the shop and go somewhere else. Every day and night they get some calls from unknown people, and their life at this moment is under invisible and visible surveillance.”

On Monday (June 23) Arya received letters at both the clothing shop and his home stating that he must place evidence on his new window pane indicating his Islamic faith by displaying a statement and photos, or else he would have to buy a new window every day.

The source said Arya displayed a photo of Islamic leaders on the window, “but they want to go somewhere else.”

Arya went to area police asking for protection, the source said, “but they told him not to lie and to ‘go do something about it if you are a real believer of Islam.’”

28
Jun
08

Waqas Parvez Now Charged in the Honor Killing of his Sister Aqsa Parvez

Aqsa’s Brother Charged
26 year old joins father in possible honor killing of [his sister] 16 year old [Aqsa Parvez]


The shocking murder of Mississauga teen Aqsa Parvez took another disturbing twist yesterday when Peel Regional Police arrested her older brother and charged him with first-degree murder.

Waqas Parvez, 26, now joins his father Muhammad Parvez, 57, before the courts on pre-meditated murder charges in the Dec. 10, 2007 strangling death of the 16-year-old high school student who friends say did not want to wear the traditional Muslim Hijab head scarf and was rebellious against the strict Muslim rules laid down inside her family home.

At odds with her situation at home, she had been living at a friend’s house in the days preceding her slaying.

The Crown will now attempt to prove to a jury that it was that resistance to old-world-thinking, and her embracing a Canadian lifestyle, culture and friends, that resulted in the Pakistani-born Grade 11 Applewood Heights Secondary School student being murdered in a deliberate and thought-out manner. […]

[…]Police upgraded the charge against her taxi driver father from second-degree murder to first-degree murder — the same charge her brother now faces.

On June 18, English stated: “I said from the beginning that her brother has culpability in his sister’s murder and my view on that has not changed. He’s living with this and I am sure there are some other people living with this as well.”

Eight days later, detectives took the brother into custody.

Meanwhile, it’s difficult for Canadians to accept that such a thing could happen here, but the reality is honour killings do happen in other parts of the world on a regular basis. In fact, in Germany alone, there have been 48 such killings in recent years.

“Honour murders are a real problem and can involve both religious and cultural factors,” said Stephen Brown, a columnist with Los Angeles-based FrontPage Magazine, who has researched and written extensively on the subject. “People need to understand this mindset before they can understand why this happens.” […]

H/T Barbados Free Press

Previously:
When religious devotion outweighs the sanctity of life

Related:
[Update 4] Texas: Dis-Honor killing of two sisters
[Update 4: Reward is now $21,125.00!] Sarah and Amina Said’s Family Fight to Keep Their Deaths in the Public Eye
Has Patricia Said’s Last Remaining Child Been Ripped From Her Arms?
Schepps Dairy has announced a six-month extension of its reward for the arrest and indictment of Yaser Abdel Said
Brigitte Gabriel on Honor Killings
Iraq: Teenage Girl Brutally Murdered in an “Honor Killing”
Video: Islamic Honor Killings and Mutilations

03
Jun
08

Schepps Dairy has announced a six-month extension of its reward for the arrest and indictment of Yaser Abdel Said

Reward extended in case of cab driver accused of killing 2 daughters

04:53 PM CDT on Tuesday, June 3, 2008

By RACHEL SLADE / The Dallas Morning News
Schepps Dairy has announced a six-month extension of its reward for the arrest and indictment of Yaser Abdel Said, who is accused of murdering his daughters.

Sarah, 17, and Amina Yaser Said, 18, two Lewisville High School students, were found dead on Jan. 1, in a cab at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Irving. One of the sisters had called 911 earlier that evening, but police were unable to locate the caller. Their bodies were later discovered by a taxi driver.

A capital murder warrant remains active for Mr. Said, who has been missing since the murders, police said. He is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.
(photo below) – s

Schepps Dairy offered an award of $10,000 in January.

This is great news. I spoke to someone at Crime Stoppers last month and he informed me that the reward offered by Schepps Dairy may expire eventually. Yet they have extended the time frame.
Schepps must remain hopeful there will be a break in the case. Their generosity is admirable.

On January 01, 2008, the above listed subject Said, Yaser shot and killed both of his daughters
Irving Police have a Capital Murder Warrant for his arrest.

Criminal Investigation Division
Phone:
(972) 721-3666/2751/2604 Fax: (972) 721-3607
Case Investigator(s): R. Johnson, J.Hennig, J. Schingle

SAID,YASER ABDEL

White/Male 01-27-1957
Black/Brown 6-02/180

Scars, Marks, Tattoos: Mole on right side of face

Vehicle: Unknown

http://cityofirving.org/police/pdfs/Wanted_Said.pdf

THE NORTH TEXAS CRIME COMMISSION HAS ADDED $10,000 TO THE REWARD MONEY FOR THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF THE MURDERER OF AMINA AND SARAH SAID

WE ARE BEGGING FOR DONATIONS TO BE SENT TO CRIMESTOPPERS TO RAISE THE REWARD EVEN MORE,AS MONEY TALKS,AND SOMEONE WILL TURN HIM IN FOR THE RIGHT AMOUNT.WE HAVE ALL GOT TO PULL TOGETHER,EVEN $5.00 WILL ADD UP.SO PLEASE,IF YOU CAN HELP,THE GREAT-AUNTS DEEPLY APPRECIATE IT! AND WE WILL GET JUSTICE FOR THESE TWO GIRLS.

YOU MAY CONTACT DAVID TULL WITH THE IRVING POLICE DEPT. @ 972-721-3515

OR PRESIDENT OF CRIMESTOPPERS NEIL DEVROY @ 214-965-9000

PLEASE SEND CHECK OR MONEY ORDER MADE OUT TO: CRIMESTOPPERS SAID FUND
SEND TO:
NORTH TEXAS CRIME COMMISSION
1601 ELM ST. SUITE 2350
DALLAS,TEXAS 75201-4728

ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE. YOU CAN E-MAIL NEIL DEVROY TO CONFIRM:
ndevroy@ntcrimecomm.org

~ A Great Aunt of the Said sisters.

Previously:

[Update 4] Texas: Dis-Honor killing of two sisters
[Update 4: Reward is now $21,125.00!] Sarah and Amina Said’s Family Fight to Keep Their Deaths in the Public Eye

25
May
08

BANGLADESH: PASTOR’S 13-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER GANG-RAPED

BANGLADESH: PASTOR’S 13-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER GANG-RAPED

Thursday May 08, 2008

Area Muslims bent on driving Christian expansion from northern part of country.

DHAKA, Bangladesh, May 8 (Compass Direct News) – Muslim villagers in Mymensingh district eager to rid the area of the Christian work of a local pastor have gang-raped his 13-year-old daughter, the girl’s father said.

Pastor Motilal Das of United Bethany Church said that at around 3 a.m. on Friday (May 2) the villagers sexually assaulted his daughter, Elina Das, and left her unconscious in front of his house in an attempt to drive him and his Christian ministry out of Laksmipur village in Fulbaria sub-district, 120 kilometers (75 miles) north of the capital.

Local residents have long been angry with him for his ministry and evangelism, he said, and he has received death threats.

“I did not pay attention to any of the threats or hindrances – I continued evangelical and pastoral activities with prayer,” Das told Compass. “They targeted me to evict from this area to stop the Christian activities. When nothing stopped me, then they wanted to leave me scarred for life, so that I would be upset and not be able to show my face to the society for shame, and therefore I would leave the village.”

Das, who became the first Christian in the area in 1986 and has been key in an increase to more than 250 Christians and the emergence of 12 churches, said the brutal attack was pre-planned and calculated to stop further expansion of Christianity in northern Bangladesh.

“Otherwise, why would they rape such a minor girl?” he said.

Elina Das is the only Christian student at her school, he said. “Always local boys used to tease her on her way to school,” he said, “and used to tell her filthy words against Christianity and western culture.”

Five villagers attacked her when she went from her thatched house to an outdoor latrine, said investigating officer Sanwar Hossen of Fulbaria police station.

“Five people lying in ambush in the pitch-dark near the toilet snatched her by gagging her mouth with her body scarf [and taking her] to a nearby tea stall, 400 meters from the house, where they gang-raped her,” Hossen said.

Besides the religious opposition of some residents, the officer said villagers had no personal or commercial conflicts with the Das family that could serve as a motive for the assault.

“There was no family vendetta or personal clash or enmity of Motilal with the local people for which his daughter would be raped,” Hossen said. “There was even no land dispute between him and the neighbors, because he does not have any land.”

Family members found Elina Das lying unconscious in front of the house that morning.

“When I woke up in the early morning, I saw my daughter lying unconscious in front of my house,” Das said. “ A few hours after the gang rape, they had left her in front of my house.”

Das said he suspected friends of the rapists and perhaps some of the rapists themselves observed them as they went to the police station to file charges, as they later threatened to harm them if they did not withdraw the case, he said.

“I have received death threats against my entire family if I do not withdraw the case,” Das told Compass. “We, all the family members, were afraid and took shelter in the same police station, where my wife, daughter, son and I stayed for two days and one night.”

Elina Das has identified two of the rapists and could identify the others if she saw them or their pictures, said Das. Police have arrested Shebul Miah, 22. The girl identified another suspect, 32-year-old Dulal Miah, alias Dulu, who remains at large.

Fearful of his life if he returned to his home, Das relocated to the home of a friend in Dhaka on Saturday (May 3).

Derelict Police

When Das initially went to police to file charges, he said, police were reluctant to register the case.

“Police told me that it was a false case,” Das said. “They also said that it was a fabricated drama. Police spoke with my daughter in filthy language and showed prurient interest in the details of the incident in front of us rather than filing the case quickly.”

Area Assembly of God (AG) pastor Sento Mir requested that the local denominational chairman encourage police to file charges. Following a phone call from him on Friday (May 2), police immediately agreed to investigate the incident and filed a rape case in the afternoon.

Area Muslims expressed their outrage at the brutal incident, and they are afraid that the assailants are backed by powerful people, Das said.

“We know Motilal Das as a good man in the locality, though he is a Christian,” said a Muslim neighbor, 42-year-old Ruhul Amin, who owns a tea stall in the nearby area. “He had not any personal clash or enmity with others in the village.”

Mir, the AG pastor, said Das will not be able to return to the area unless justice is served.

“If the arrested rapist is not judged properly and is released from jail without any judgment, Motilal Das cannot live in this area,” Mir said. “He along with his family members should leave the village, otherwise they will be in serious trouble.”

Likewise, he added, if the identified absconding rapist is not caught and convicted, the family will no longer be able to live in the area.

Bangladesh on ‘Watch List’

The day of the rape, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) announced annual recommendations for countries to be designated “Countries of Particular Concern,” but it did not include Bangladesh.

Rather, the commission put Bangladesh on its “Watch List” due to the nature and extent of violations of religious freedom engaged in or tolerated by the government. Other countries on the Watch List are Afghanistan, Belarus, Cuba, Egypt, Indonesia, and Nigeria.

According to USCIRF, Islamist radicalism and violence, the threat of serious violence and continued discrimination against members of religious minority communities remain significant concerns in Bangladesh.

24
May
08

Has Patricia Said’s Last Remaining Child Been Ripped From Her Arms?

Welcome MyDeathSpace.com readers. Thanks Beth-Deth!
*Note: “Christina” is not related to either side of the family. She is just a long time commenter and interested third party.
We think commenter “Tony” is “Islam Said”
For more whacked out commentary from “Islam” and a few from his mom Patricia “Tissy” go here.

If anyone is interested I posted a follow up today (Aug 4 2008) here: Has Islam Said Admitted “Yaser Said” Murdered His Sisters Sara and Amina?

Scarlett a.k.a. velvethammer
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Patricia Said’s two daughters Amina and Sarah were allegedly murdered by her Muslim husband their father. In what could only be described as a horrid evil act of honorcide. Now Phyllis Chesler reports Patricia’s last remaining child Islam has been taken from her. Is Islam Said being groomed by his paternal male relatives in New York? If so, one can only imagine the levels of indoctrination going on behind closed doors within the inner Said circle. Reportedly Patricia (Tissy) Said has been disowned by Yaser’s (her fugitive husband’s) family and they have turned on her. They all know more than they are admitting. IMHO

Still Dead in Dallas
By Phyllis Chesler
Chesler Chronicles at Pajamas Media | Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Old News: The sisters, Sarah and Amina Said, are still dead; their father-murderer, Yasir Abdul Said, has not yet been found; the mainstream media continues its uncanny silence.

What’s New: The reward for Said’s capture has been doubled and Tissy Said, his wife and the mother of the two murdered girls, has been ejected from the home of her extended Muslim family. Her beloved son, Islam, (from whom she would not willingly part), has been sent away from her. The Said family presumably want him to be “around a man” (his paternal uncle in New York City) and not around his mother. According to Tissy’s great-aunt, the brave, outspoken, Gail Gartrell:

“I feel Tissy is in grave danger from her own son. This is what I think his uncle is working through with Islam in New York. I fear his return. All the nieces and nephews in the Said family are accusing Tissy of this being her fault. They have turned on her. They blame her for allowing her daughters to see American boys. She has become the enemy. When I spoke to Tissy, she seemed more upset about this betrayal than about anything else. She told me she did not care if he (Islam? or Yaser?) killed her or not. Now, her spirit is broken since her Muslim family has walked away from her. Tissy told me that she wants to be buried next to her daughters.”

Tissy is an American citizen who is about 36-37 years old. She was married to Yaser at fifteen.

Gartrell described being recently preyed upon by a local Texas reporter who said she was a private investigator-in an effort to gain access to Tissy. The ruse did not work but it sowed discord among family members. Gartrell and other great-aunts have, reportedly, been threatened online and warned not to write about this case. (One great-aunt was writing a book-she may no longer be doing so).

Gartrell tells me that no one can save Tissy but Tissy herself. She has to “contact the police for help. A detective said the only way to protect her was if she would be willing to leave Islam and go into hiding! ”

Why is the media so disinterested? Their disinterest makes it harder for the police to find Yaser and encourages the next honor murderer to strike. Chances are, he will not be successfully pursued. Chances are, the world will not much care. What about the young boys who tried to save Sarah and Amina and who remain in hiding? The media silence endangers them more each day.

Related:

[Update 4: Reward is now $21,125.00!] Sarah and Amina Said’s Family Fight to Keep Their Deaths in the Public Eye

if you have the time browse through the commentary at the related link. Someone who claims to be Islam Said (Sarah and Amina Said’s) brother and Patricia (Tissie ) Said (their mother) have posted comments. There you will find a plethora of comments in defense of Yaser Said. The commentary includes the unfortunate distressful infighting amongst the maternal side of the family fueled by the “local Texas reporter” The “local Texas reporter” contacted me via e-mail in an attempt to prod yours truly to release info to her regarding the where a bouts of a specific visitor. I ignored the request. I believe (though I may be incorrect) that she has been trolling the thread causing trouble between the family members. Known as the Great Aunts of Sarah & Amina Said the victims in the yet to be solved murder case. The Aunts are doing all within their power to keep this story alive in hopes the alleged murderer Yaser Said is brought to justice.

God bless them all. I pray they find it in their hearts to get past the division caused by the ‘outsider’ and move forward.

Related link also contains info on the reward, photo and description of the wanted man Yaser Said.

Update:

Due to an idiotic mindless flaming troll not getting the hint. I closed comments on [Update 4: Reward is now $21,125.00!] Sarah and Amina Said’s Family Fight to Keep Their Deaths in the Public Eye. After which all previously posted comments disappeared including the comment box. I tried to reverse the situation by opening comments and the situation remains the same. Must be a glitch with the particular theme I am using. I would copy/paste them if into a comment if there was a comment box to do so in. So for now unless anything changes my hands are tied.

My apologies. – Scarlett

May 23 2008




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