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    TX - Amina, 18, & Sarah Said, 17, shot dead, dad sought, Irving, 1 Jan 2008

    http://www.myfoxdfw.com/myfox/pages/...Y&pageId=1.1.1
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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,319525,00.html

    IRVING, Texas Police continued searching for a man suspected of shooting his two teenage daughters, including one who called 911 about an hour before officers found them dead in his taxi, police said.
    Yaser Abdel Said, 50, of the Dallas suburb of Lewisville, is accused of shooting Sarah Yaser Said, 17, and Amina Yaser Said, 18, in his taxi Tuesday night and abandoning it in a parking lot, leaving them to die. (more plus pic at links)


    This case will be featured on Nancy Grace's show tonight.

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    My dearest Taximom,
    Thank-you for the thread.
    What a tragedy!
    Years ago there was a family here in Vermont that was close to where I live. The father stabbed his daughter while the mother held her down. They said it was an honor killing. They had just moved here when the crime occured.


    So much Love and Respect for you,
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    Mr. Said was very upset because his daughters had adapted Western ways. IMO, he is mentally ill.

    There was a video played of the two sisters, and they looked so pretty, clean cut and healthy. They weren't weird looking or acting in any way from what I could see. I would have loved to have them in my home. Sigh.

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    When the h3ll are people going to learn that they can't get away with that crap here?? This is the about the 3rd case or so i've heard of "honor killings" recently, argh..

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    I just saw this on the news...what absolutely BEAUTIFUL girls...may they rest in Heaven forever!!!!

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    I was so sickened, I couldn't even post a link about it.

    My daughter knows many pretty, smart, and personable girls just like this. I can't imagine how awful it would be to find out that even one was killed like this.

    Not adapting to another culture/change/teenagers is not a mental illness or excuse for killing, it's an extreme reaction to not having things exactly the way you want them. The father came here, expected to make a living here, and then shot his daughters when they adapted (and I seriously doubt they were truly Westernized in all ways, the girls we know are definitely not) to the way of life that made his living possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texana View Post
    I was so sickened, I couldn't even post a link about it.

    My daughter knows many pretty, smart, and personable girls just like this. I can't imagine how awful it would be to find out that even one was killed like this.

    Not adapting to another culture/change/teenagers is not a mental illness or excuse for killing, it's an extreme reaction to not having things exactly the way you want them. The father came here, expected to make a living here, and then shot his daughters when they adapted (and I seriously doubt they were truly Westernized in all ways, the girls we know are definitely not) to the way of life that made his living possible.
    thats kinda what I thought...don't bring ur kids to America if you DON'T expect them to eventually adapt American ways...

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    They didn't act the way the dad thought they should---- so he killed them?
    They dated out of their race, the dad didn't approve so he killed them??

    Murdering his own children is a better alternative than a controlling father with twisted religious values how????

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    He may have molested them previously

    He killed them because they didn't live up to his expectations, but he may have molested them. They were probably telling the truth the first time. I hope they find him soon.
    http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcont...d.7ba7cc6.html


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    now why does this NOT surprise me?

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    The latest from the Dallas Morning News online said that the sexual abuse allegations were false, but the girls and their mother were trying to get away from the verbally and physically abusive father. (Sorry, that was yesterday's article, and I can't find the link now.)

    Apparently the mother was trying to leave with the girls, and had even gone so far as to rent an apartment with them in Oklahoma, but then returned home to the father (lying to the girls to do so.)

    Her daughters paid with their lives. The one who called 911 after she was shot said, "I'm dying, I'm dying, I'm dying."

    I am just sickened by this in every way.

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    I saw something about this on Fox news..HOW SAD !!

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    don't you just love cultural diversity....????!!

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    Two Young Women "Honor Killing"

    Gail Gartrell believes that Yaser Said is still in the Fort Worth area more than two months after he was accused of fatally shooting his two daughters. Which is why as a great-aunt of the girls, Sarah Said, 17, and Amina Said, 18, Gartrell is determined to keep his face in the public eye, hoping that someone will turn him in for $11,000 in rewards...
    "We don't want to let people forget," said another of the girls' great-aunts, Joyce Boucher."These girls didn't even get to start their lives."

    http://www.star-telegram.com/metro_n...ry/533381.html

    Hello to fellow web-sleuths. I came across this case and feel it is one we should keep in the spotlight.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,320325,00.html
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