Yaser Abdel Said: Irving, Texas taxi driver on the run since daughters shot dead in taxi cab.
In a story eerily similar to the murder of Mississauga, ON teen Aqsa Parvez three weeks ago, two Texas teenage girls were shot dead on January 1 after feuding with their Muslim father over their modern ways.
Don’t let anyone tell you this is just another example of “violence against women”, or “domestic violence”, or “religions fundamentalism”. This happens somewhere in the world nearly ever day, in one community, and one community only. From the Fox News report:
As the family of two teenage Texas girls allegedly shot by their father and left to die in his taxi prepared to bury them, their brother issued a plea to his father.“I just hope he turns himself in because, you know, he messed up the whole family,” Islam Said, 19, told MyFOXDFW.com after his sisters were found dead Tuesday night.
Said said his father, Yaser Abdel Said, 50, of Lewisville, Texas, was having a very hard time when his daughters, Sarah Yaser Said, 17, and Amina Yaser Said, 18, started dating.
Connie Moggio, the girls’ aunt, said there had been turbulence in the Said household for a while.
She said her sister married Yaser Abdel Said at the age of 15 and was pregnant shortly after, adding she had tried to leave her husband many times over the years, most recently, on Christmas Eve.
“A few days before she called me at my job and told me she was leaving because he had threatened the girls because they were dating,” Moggio told MyFOXDFW.com.
Rest in peace, ladies. Aqsa has saved a place for you next to her in heaven.