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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Update On The Honor Killing Of Two Teenage Sisters In Dallas

My original post, with updates, appears here.

The evidence is now overwhelming that this was an honor killing by a Muslim father who disapproved of his teenage daughters not being "proper" Muslim girls.

Meanwhile, the local rag The Star-Telegram is falling woefully short in reporting the facts of this case. Staff writers Domingo Ramirez Jr. and Melissa Vargas have yet to use the words "Muslim", "Islam", or "Honor Killing" in their reports, referring only to a "domestic issue" that may have lead to the murders, and the girls "exotic heritage". Yes, I'm sure Mr. Said was just one of those exotic Egyptian "Quakers" we always hear about who was simply upset that his daughters wouldn't wash the windows.

Good. grief.

Debbie Schlussel has a good round up on the story.


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