Dallas honor killing update: Said still missing, reward offered

The Dallas Morning News reports more about the life of the Said family and the murder of Sarah and Amina. Though the paper doesn’t dub the double-murder an honor killing, the details do.

Years later, when Amina was a sophomore at Euless Trinity High School, a friend said she showed up at school with red welts across her arms and back. Another time, Amina confided that her father had kicked her in the face.

“He found notes from her boyfriend,” said a 17-year-old Trinity senior, who asked not to be identified. “Her lips were pretty much attached to her braces, but they wouldn’t take her to the doctor because her family feared her father would be taken to jail.”

She said the abuse continued and threats intensified.

“I remember her telling me that her dad told her he would take her back to Egypt and have her killed,” she said. “He said it’s OK to do that over there if you dishonor your family.”

Is he right about that? Robert Spencer wonders why we’re not hearing from the usual suspects to tell us that he isn’t. Where are the feminists for that matter? Where is the national media to look at this story and the continued threat that Said poses to his wife and son? Fox and ABC News have reported on the story, but where are the national and international wires?

Real reporting is being left to local media and bloggers.

Yes, this was an honor killing and I believe with all my heart that ISLAM, the brother, is just as guilty as his dad. Why? Because Amina would not go back home! He went over, where she was staying and was crying. “Please come home Amina and talk things out with Dad! He will not hurt you, I give you my word! I promise, you will be safe!” She trusted those words and went with him. Not an hour later….Sarah made that infamous call! She died immediately after she called as he took his time killing her. In fact, all we have been told is, “she had multiple gunshots”…..I still have no clue how many bullets he fired at her. I do know she fought for her life as there is a bruise on her forehead which shows that she did not go out without a fight…one this precious and beautiful girl lost…to a man she knew as daddy!

Said remains at large and it’s likely that he’s back in Egypt. A $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to his arrest.

Update: Rod Dreher, who works for the Dallas Morning News, has thoughts on the killing as well as how it’s being reported.

This is Yaser Abdel Said. The police still consider him armed and dangerous.