On January 1, 2008 a man named Yasser Abdel Said shot and killed his two daughters Amina and Sarah in the Dallas area. He then fled the scene and is still at large. He could be hiding anywhere, maybe here in the United States, maybe in Egypt.
Why did he kill his daughters? Because the Saids were Muslim, and he discovered his daughters were dating non-Muslims. Thus, they had done something forbidden in Islam.
Yasser had a history of violence against his daughters. He molested them when they were younger. He kicked Amina in the face over having a boyfriend before. In both instances, he never went to jail because the girls’ mother (Tissie) would cover up for him.
In December 2007, Yasser found out about his daughters’ boyfriends, he threatened to kill them. Tissie then took Amina and Sarah out of the state for their safety. But then she brought them back to Yasser, who claimed that all was forgiven. Islam Said (the brother of Amina and Sarah) played a role in convincing Tissie to bring them back. Not long after they were returned to Yasser, he shot both of them in his taxi (he was a taxi driver).
In the aftermath of the murders, Islam Said took charge of the situation. Although he acted like he was in mourning, he had the final say in the funeral arrangements (since Tissie was not Muslim), and he resorted to intimidating anyone who spoke about his sisters being killed. The targets of such intimidation were members of Tissie’s family. But they refused to cave in the face of Islam’s taunts, threats, and tirades.
They stated that Yasser’s killing his daughters were indeed honor killings. Meanwhile, Tissie has said little about the entire matter- there is speculation that she is a collaborator, as is her son Islam. Yasser’s side of the family (he has relatives in both the United States and Egypt) are said to be accessories. The reason is because they probably know where Yasser is, and probably helped him go into hiding. Not surprisingly, none of them are talking.
Since it is highly likely that Yasser is no longer in Texas, the FBI placed him on their Featured Fugitives List. Now he is on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitive List.
It has been almost seven years since Yasser Abdel Said murdered both of his daughters. The girls’ American relatives have been seeking justice. With Yasser’s being on the Most Wanted List, justice will be served.