“Though Owens initially denied claims it was an ‘honor killing,’ she now believes the crime was motivated by Yaser’s anger over their daughters dating non-Muslim boys.”
She “now believes” that? Way back in January 2008, the Dallas Morning News reported that Patricia had said (regarding Amina) that “since they are Muslim that the daughter was only allowed to date other Muslims. Yaser had found out she went on a date with a non-Muslim and became very angry and threatened her with bodily harm.”
Is Patricia Owens Said not being totally forthcoming about everything she knows about this?
“Mother of 2 Girls Killed in Honor Killing Speaks Out,”
It’s been 13 years of waiting, long enough for Patricia Owens to wonder if there will ever be justice for her daughters, Amina and Sarah Said.
“It’s really been very difficult,” said Owens.
“When we left to go, you know, home, I was telling my sister, ‘don’t tell me this is just a dream.’ And she said ‘no tissy, it’s real,’” said Owens.
It was New Year’s Day 2008 when investigators say Yaser shot and killed his daughters in his taxicab. Though Owens initially denied claims it was an ‘honor killing,’ she now believes the crime was motivated by Yaser’s anger over their daughters dating non-Muslim boys.
“It’s hard because they were my best friends. And I miss them coming in there and jumping on the bed and saying girl talk. Or just their smiles, their laughs, their, you know, silliness,” said Owens.
And then there’s their son, 32-year-old Islam, who pleaded guilty to helping Yassein hide his father. Owens said she hasn’t spoken to him since shortly after the murders.
“I took for granted, I had my family. I had my kids, but all in one day… I lost it all,” said Owens….
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