Friday, August 13, 2010

And Now For The Rest Of The Story

On the alleged honor killing in Texas of two young women by their father, Yaser Said. It doesn't get any easier, friends. Again, this is a very difficult subject matter. Please be forewarned.

The video below contains the 911 call on it from one of the daughters. It is not easy to hear. It also includes an important interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somalian woman who fled her country after being subjugated to genital mutilation as a child, was elected to the House of Representatives in the Netherlands, and who has done a great deal of work on the subjugation of women and girls. What she has to say is powerful, indeed:

And, here is the conclusion to this disturbing show. It includes how the FBI has proceeded on the Said crime, as well as another disturbing honor killing:

Wait - there is only a $10,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a man who (allegedly) gunned down both of his daughters in cold blood? Wow. That is telling in and of itself, isn't it?

These "rules" by which Yaser Said lives are not honorable in any way, shape, or fashion. His treatment of his daughters is misogyny, plain and simple. That goes for these other men who have killed their own daughters, sisters, wives, or girlfriends in the name of "honor killings." Whether it is religious in nature, as Hirsi Ali claims, or cultural in nature, as Afshan Quershi claims, the outcome is the same. These women and girls still end up dead.

And it is abhorrent.

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