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Celebration Of Life For Amina and Sarah Said – Honor Killed by Their Father

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Amina and Sarah Said

Gail Gartrell, the Great-Aunt to Sarah and Amina Said, who were “honor” killed by their father, Yasser Said, is organizing a Celebration Of Life For them. Here are the details from the email she sent to me:

“On March 21st., we will be holding a celebration for the short lives of Sarah and Amina. It also covers their birthdays and their graduations! We have pictures of these beautiful girls from infancy to when they died! Please come and help us celebrate their lives and help keep them alive in hearts and in memories.

I do expect some of their friends and teachers to be there. I pray so! If so, Amina’s friends will be given a chance to speak as they were never allowed to speak last year at all! I am not excluding Sarah’s friends but, I would love to hear from Amina’s friends, very much! I am sure they need to say what’s on their hearts and minds too.

Any of you may speak if you so choose too! Let’s just keep it to how they lived and not focus upon the horrible way they had to die. This is a celebration, not a Memorial!

Here is the location: Memorial Park, 1950 S. Valley Parkway, Lewisville, Texas. This is at the corner of Valley Parkway and Corporate Drive. This celebration begins at two o’clock pm. Expect to see a lot of media as there is a film crew coming who is doing a documentary on honor killings. This documentary will help me to fulfill my promise to Amina and Sarah…’I will tell your truth!’

There is a possibility that America’s Most Wanted will be there as well. Atlas Shrugs, from New York will be there too as well as local media. I thought I should let all you family members know this and ask you to come out anyway. If you do not want your faces in the camera lens, stay away from the lens! Certainly, if you have anything to say…SAY IT! This is your chance to voice your opinions and truths too!”

Amina and Sarah Said

See below for previous post:

  • Honor Killing in Dallas
  • “The Story is Bigger Than an Honor Murder in Dallas or What Happens in Dallas Stays in Dallas; Who Knew?” by Dr. Phyllis Chesler
  • “Human Sacrifice in Dallas: No One Saved These Girls” by Dr. Phyllis Chesler
  • “Raging Muslim Taxi Drivers in North American Cities” by Dr. Phyllis Chesler
  • “Murderous Mothers. The Hidden Female Face of Honor Killing” by Dr. Phyllis Chesler
  • “Still Dead in Dallas. An Update on the Double Honor Murders” by Dr. Phyllis Chesler
  • FBI Calls Dallas Murder Case an ‘Honor Killing,’ Upsetting Muslim Group
  • Gail Gartrell, Great-Aunt to Sarah and Amina Said, Speaks About The “Honor Killing” Part 1.
  • Gail Gartrell, Great-Aunt to Sarah and Amina Said, Speaks About The “Honor Killing” Part 2.
  • Gail Gartrell, Great-Aunt to Sarah and Amina Said, Speaks About The “Honor Killing” Part 3.
  • Gail Gartrell, Great-Aunt to Sarah and Amina Said, Speaks About The “Honor Killing” Part 4.
  • America’s Most Wanted to Air Segment on Said Sisters “Honor Killing”.
  • America’s Most Wanted Airs Said Sisters “Honor Killing”, Caves to Political Correctness.
  • Gail Gartrell, Great-Aunt to Sarah and Amina Said, Interviewed on Anniversary of “Honor Killing”.
  • America’s Most Wanted to Air Segment on Yaser Said for Said Sisters “Honor Killing”.
  • Democratic Revolt May Slow Obama Agenda

    Thursday, March 5th, 2009

    Some moderate Democrats may be waking up to the destructive plans Emperor Obama I and the liberal Democratic leadership have for this country.

    Democratic Reps. Jim Matheson of Utah and Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona have joined a quiet revolt in the House that could slow some of President Obama’s fast-moving priorities.

    The two are among 49 Democrats from congressional districts that backed Republican Sen. John McCain ‘s 2008 presidential race and whose support for the Democratic majority’s progressive agenda is increasingly not assured.

    A dozen of them were among 20 House Democrats who voted against the $410 billion discretionary fiscal 2009 spending package (HR 1105) on Feb. 25. Another group later forced House leaders to sideline a contentious bill (HR 1106) to allow bankruptcy judges to modify home loans.

    Although only a handful of moderate and conservative Democrats abandoned their leaders during party-line votes on the economic stimulus law (PL 111-5), the group of vulnerable Democrats branded the omnibus spending bill as a budget buster and questioned whether the mortgage bill would raise interest rates on average home-owners and cause some struggling homeowners to rush to bankruptcy.

    The defections could cause heartburn for Democratic leaders charged with ushering through Obama’s three biggest priorities: a health care overhaul, a cap-and-trade system to curb carbon emissions and his fiscal 2010 budget blueprint. The president might also have trouble winning their votes for an anticipated second financial bailout package.

    “My job is not to be a rubber stamp for the president or Democratic leadership, but to be a voice for the people that elected me,” Giffords said. “I voted for the stimulus, but found I could not vote for the omnibus.” She faces a tough 2010 campaign in a state that will be dominated by McCain’s expected re-election to his Senate seat.

    For his part, Matheson echoed Giffords’ concerns about an increase of $31 billion, or 8 percent, in discretionary spending in the nine bills contained in the omnibus measure. Like Giffords, he also has raised concerns about the mortgage bankruptcy bill, which many banks oppose.

    “A lot needs to be done to help people keep their homes. But I’m just not sure about this bill,” Giffords said.

    John B. Larson of Connecticut, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said party leaders would respond to recent defections by trying to slow the pace of bills to allow more time for hearings and debate. “Everything’s coming at them fast and furious. The more that people get an opportunity to go back and forth . . . the greater the comfort level they will have,” Larson said.

    Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer , D-Md., acknowledged the defections, saying: “We have a very diverse party, with diverse opinions. We’re working on it.”

    Many of the 49 Democrats in the group have particular concerns about Obama’s call for allowing the Bush-era tax cuts for wealthy families to expire.

    “I don’t agree with the administration about letting all those tax cuts expire for upper-income families,” said Harry E. Mitchell , D-Ariz. He argues for retaining the current 15 percent rate on capital gains and for permanent reductions in the estate tax.

    Read the rest of the article here.

    Iran: Israel “Cancerous Tumor,” Obama on Same Wrong Path as Bush

    Thursday, March 5th, 2009

    Leading a concentrated outpouring of venomous hate, Iran’s supreme ruler Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared Wednesday, March 4, that President Barack Obama is pursuing the same “wrong path” as his predecessor George W. Bush in supporting Israel – “a cancerous tumor” – and he saw no change.

    This was Tehran’s response to the moderate language coming from the new US president and Obama’s willingness to engage in diplomacy to resolve the impasse over its nuclear program.

    Addressing a conference in Tehran on the Palestinians, he said: “Another big mistake is to say that the only way to save the Palestinian nation is by negotiations.” Negotiations with whom?” he asked. “With an occupying and bullying regime…? or negotiations with America and Britain who committed the biggest sin in creating and support this cancerous tumor…?

    “The way to save [the Palestinians] is by standing firm and resisting [euphemism for terror].”

    President Mahmoud Ahmandinejad told the conference, which was attended by all the Palestinian factions including Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah, “The story of the Holocaust, a nation without a homeland and a homeland without a nation… are the biggest lies of our era.”

    He went on to say: “The continuation of the Zionist regime on even one inch of the land of Palestine means the continuation of crime, occupation, threat and insult to the nations.”

    Alil Jafari, commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’s contribution to the event attended by 80 delegations was this: “All Israel’s nuclear installations are within range of Iranian missiles.”

    Original Link.

    Christian Gifts from Israel – The Jerusalem Gift Shop

    “Is it Time for Revolt?” by Joseph Farah

    Thursday, March 5th, 2009

    Message to the Federal Government – Don’t Tread on Me (Click Here to Learn More)

    There comes a point when free men and women must say no to oppressive government exceeding its authority.

    I think most everyone would agree with that.

    Our Founding Fathers said no to the misuse of authority by the British crown, and most Americans believe it was the right thing to do. In fact, we are Americans today because of the courageous stand they took for liberty and justice.

    I believe American government is entering an advanced stage of institutional injustice, corruption, oppression and tyranny that warrants protest, at the very least, and perhaps even defiance if we are to hold on to the ideals of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

    • The government is creating massive debts that can never be repaid.
    • The government is encouraging the worst kind of irresponsible personal lifestyles – from endless consumption without regard to the consequences to expecting bailouts from taxpayers to killing inconvenient, unwanted children in utero to unhealthy and unnatural behavior.
    • The government is grabbing powers for which it has no authority under the Constitution.
    • The government is making fatefully bad decisions about national security and national defense.

    I could go on and on with such a list. But rather than talk about the macro-disasters being hatched in Washington on a daily basis by Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress, I would like to examine just one tiny example of the way they not only squander your wealth, but actually commit it to causes of pure, unadulterated evil.

    A couple years ago, the U.S. government pressured Israel to evacuate all Jews from the Gaza Strip. Why? Because the Arab Muslims in Gaza insisted no Jews could live among them. Period. End of story. They demanded ethnic cleansing, and the world, for the most part, agreed.

    So Israel capitulated, while acknowledging it fully expected the decision to result in an increase in terrorist violence directed at Jews inside Israel. That’s exactly what happened.

    Israel didn’t respond forcefully to the attacks, again because of pressure from the U.S. and the rest of the world. Finally, after the attacks continued to intensify and spill more Jewish blood, Israel used its superior military forces to stop the attacks – with a minimum of human carnage, I might add.

    Now what do you suppose the U.S. government wants to do?

    It is offering to spend nearly $1 billion more in U.S. taxpayer wealth to build up ethnically cleansed Gaza, once again, though Washington claims it will not allow the ruling authorities in Gaza – the terrorist group Hamas – to control how the money is spent. Of course, that would be like transferring wealth to Iran with the understanding the mullahs will not control how it is used. It doesn’t work that way. Like it or not, Hamas thugs control Gaza. They won the privilege to do that in elections, no less.

    Now think about this.

    Where else in the world does the U.S. government subsidize communities that practice ethnic cleansing?

    Where else in the world does the U.S. support the notion that Jews, or some other religious or ethnic minority, don’t have the right to live in peace?

    Where else in the world does the U.S. government dole out money to an area under 100 percent control by Jew-hating, Christian-hating, America-hating terrorists?

    The answer, of course, is only in the Middle East – and only when immoral people like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are involved.

    It’s very dangerous to advocate this position. It’s very risky. But someone has to stand up and start talking about it.

    Is it time for people of the light to start denying the U.S. government the money to practice this kind of evil?

    I know it’s past time for us to be out in the streets protesting against all this new regime is doing to undermine the Constitution, America’s heritage of freedom and the basic tenets of Western Civilization.

    Maybe it’s also time to say we just won’t be a part of funding the hate.

    Original Link.

    Obama’s Treasury Secretary Attacks Oil and Gas Tax Breaks

    Thursday, March 5th, 2009

    Instead of helping our economy by generating jobs and severing our dependence on foreign oil and gas, the treasury secretary wants to punish oil and gas companies by taking away their tax breaks. Why does he want to do this? Because he believes those companies contribute to global warming.

    “We don’t believe it makes sense to significantly subsidize the production and use of sources of energy (like oil and gas) that are dramatically going to add to our climate change (problem). We don’t think that’s good economic policy and we think changing those incentives is good for the country.”

    With the economy in shambles, the last thing we should be doing is punishing companies that are capable of generating thousands of jobs and reducing our dependence on foreign oil, especially over something as ambiguous as the so-call “climate change catastrophe”, which has yet to be proven to be anything other than standard cyclic weather changes.

    Jeff Schreiber at America’s Right had this to say:

    “With regard to energy, if we were to make use of our own ample natural resources, if we were to drill offshore and drill ANWR and extract oil shale, we could not only create hundreds of thousands of jobs as we establish ourselves as truly energy independent and see the positive national security ramifications that such independence would bring, but we could also use that independence to bring in revenue which, in turn, could be used to research and fund alternative, renewable energy mechanisms. It makes perfect sense, to make use of our own natural resources to ensure national security and economic growth, but the political left and the environmental lobby will not allow it.”

    And he’s correct. Will people see the damage these policies are doing to our country in time to reverse them? We will have to wait and see…

    WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) – U.S. oil and natural gas producing companies should not receive federal subsidies in the form of tax breaks because their businesses contribute to global warming, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Congress on Wednesday.

    It was one of the sharpest attacks yet on the oil and gas industry by a top Obama administration official, reinforcing the White House stance that new U.S. energy policy will focus on promoting renewable energy sources like wind and solar power and rely less on traditional fossil fuels like oil as America tackles climate change.

    “We don’t believe it makes sense to significantly subsidize the production and use of sources of energy (like oil and gas) that are dramatically going to add to our climate change (problem). We don’t think that’s good economic policy and we think changing those incentives is good for the country,” Geithner told the Senate Finance Committee at a hearing on the White House’s proposed budget for the 2010 spending year.

    The Obama administration’s budget would levy an excise tax on oil and natural gas produced in the Gulf of Mexico, raising $5.3 billion in revenue from 2011 to 2019.

    This new 13 percent tax on all oil and gas production in the Gulf would only affect those companies enjoying a loophole that allows them to avoid paying royalties on the energy supplies they drill. Companies already paying royalties would get a tax credit.

    Obama’s budget would also place a $4 per acre annual fee on energy leases in the Gulf that are designated as nonproducing. The budget proposal projects the fee would generate $1.2 billion from 2010 to 2019.

    Senator John Cornyn of Texas criticized the tax increases, saying they would hurt independent energy companies that provide a large share of U.S. oil and gas supplies.

    “My view is that higher taxes on small and independent producers here in America will make us more dependent on imported oil and gas while we transition to cleaner energy alternatives, a goal we all share,” said Cornyn. “And it will also hurt job retention and job creation in the energy sector, which provides an awful lot of jobs in this country.”

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