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Yaser Said, Taxi Driver Accused of Killing His Teen Daughters in 2008, Caught in North Texas

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Yaser Abdel Said, a Lewisville cab driver wanted in connection with brutal slayings of his two teenage daughters, is in custody in North Texas after 12 years on the run.

According to the FBI, Said, who was considered armed and dangerous and known to carry a weapon while driving his cab, was apprehended Wednesday in Justin without incident by agents from the FBI’s Dallas Field Office.

The FBI said Said is currently in federal custody and will soon be transferred to Dallas County. According to the FBI, a $100,000 reward was being offered for his capture. It’s not clear how agents knew where to find Said or if someone was eligible to claim the reward.

NBC DFW

Iran: Teen thrown to her death by uncle after she spoke out against his abuse

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A teenage girl has died after her uncle allegedly threw her from an 11th floor apartment in Iran

Fatemeh Ghozat, 16, was allegedly beaten and then murdered by her uncle Mojtaba Namdar after speaking out against his abuse on May 22. 

The alleged incident took place in the Shahrah-e Aseman neighbourhood of Parand in southeast Tehran.

The victim’s mother is now speaking out after Namdar was released on bail just two weeks after the incident, Iran International TV reported.

Daily Mail UK

Iranian girl, 13, Beheaded by Father in ‘Honor Killing’ as She Slept

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Iranian girl, 13, Beheaded by Father in ‘Honor Killing’ as She Slept

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A 13-year-old Iranian girl was beheaded by her father in an “honor killing” while she was fast asleep, prompting a national outcry, according to reports.

Romina Ashrafi was killed Thursday by Reza Ashraf as punishment for running away with a 34-year-old man from her home in Talesh, Iran International TV reported.

The teen fell in love with the older man, Bahamn Khavari, in her hometown, but her father opposed their relationship and she eloped with him, the outlet reported.

Both of their families called on authorities to have them brought home, despite the teen warning that would put her life in danger, according to the report.

NY Post

UK: Muslim Parents Murdered Their Daughter For Being “Too Westernized”

BBC Deletes Tweet Asking Whether Honor Killings Are Good or Bad

Pakistani Couple Murdered For Wanting to Marry One Another

UK: Muslim Parents Murdered Their Daughter For Being “Too Westernized”

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Welcome to the new, multicultural Britain! There will be much, much more of this in Britain: Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders. Iraqi women have asked for tougher sentences for Islamic honor murderers, who get off lightly now. Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.’” And in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”

Until the encouragement Islamic law gives to honor killing is acknowledged and confronted, more women will suffer.

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Pakistani Couple Murdered For Wanting to Marry One Another

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A pair of grisly honor killings have shocked even the most hardened in Pakistan, after a teenage couple in Karachi was tied down and repeatedly electrocuted for the crime of wanting to marry one other, The Guardian reported.

Ghani Rehman, 17, repeatedly asked for permission to marry Bakhtaja, 15, but was refused. The couple had known each other since childhood. Ghani was described as a hard-working, well-mannered young man who held down two jobs. When reporters tried to find out details about Bakhtaja, they were told by one of the men in the neighborhood, “If I knew, I would be dead, too” – a testimony to the areas conservative norms.

Not unusual in Karachi, the largest city in Pakistan where middle-class, secular values are the norm, this neighborhood was run by tribal customs.

Police, neighbors and relatives related the events that led to the killings, the brutality of which shocked even the most hardened citizens used to the unfortunately common occurrence of honor killings as well as severe domestic violence.

Clarion Project

Muslim Family Rapes, Tortures and Kills Daughter

A Muslim girl whose only offense was to disdain her father’s choice of suitable mate — and who instead picked her own boyfriend — paid the ultimate price when she was killed by members of her own family.

But the killing didn’t occur right away.

No, first she was tortured and raped. And then her body was unceremoniously dumped in a suitcase.


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