October 14, 2008
Cluebat Meets FBI
Almost a year after two teenage girls were found dead — allegedly executed by their father — in the back seat of a taxicab in Texas, the FBI is saying for the first time that the case may have been an "honor killing."Kudos to the FBI for calling this exactly what it is.
Sarah Said, 17, and her sister Amina, 18, were killed on New Year's Day, but for nine months authorities deflected questions about whether their father — the prime suspect and the subject of a nationwide manhunt — may have targeted them because of a perceived slight upon his honor.
Of course CAIR tried to make the "culture" excuse to the murders.
"As far as we're concerned, until the motive is proven in a court of law, this is [just] a homicide," Mustafaa Carroll, the executive director of the Council of American-Islamic Relations in Dallas, told FOXNews.com.Yeah right. CAIR is full of it. Islamic nations regularly sanction executions of women. CAIR is splitting hairs again.
The girls had confessed fornication to their mother. Fornication or sex before marriage is a crime under Islamic Sharia law. The maximum penalty is death, usually by stoning or hanging or in some cases beheading.
Often Islamist will say that such killing is un-Islamic because a verdict calling for the execution was not handed down by a proper Sharia court. Not for any disagreement with the action. Remember women are murdered every day by relatives and by state actors for the very same behavior. If sanctioned by an official Sharia court or not, I still call it murder.
Dr. Phyllis Chesler, (*) author of several books, including "The Death of Feminism: What's Next in the Struggle for Women's Freedom," said that the case fits the description of an honor killing.Let hope the FBI finds Yaser Abdel Said soon and brings hims to justice.
"The premeditation, the family collaboration, and the particular rules (set for the girls) make this consistent with an honor killing — not just domestic violence,” she said.
* I corrected FOXNEWS' spelling of Phyllis Chesler's name and added a link to her blog.