Gail Gartrell, Great-Aunt to Sarah and Amina Said, Interviewed on Anniversary of “Honor Killing”

I received an update from Gail Gartrell, the Great-Aunt to Sarah and Amina Said, who were “honor” killed by their father, Yasser Said.
She was interview by Stephanie Lucero of Dallas CBS affiliate KTVT on New Years Eve, the first anniversary of the girl’s killing.
See the background information concerning this horrible crime here:

Said Sisters

  • 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.
  • Aunt Of Slain Sisters Talks About First Anniversary

    NORTH TEXAS (CBS 11 News) ― January 1st marks the one year anniversary of the murder of two teenage sisters from Lewisville. Today their father, Yaser Abdel Said, remains on the run.

    CBS 11 News spoke exclusively with the girl’s great aunt, who says she will never stop looking for the truth.

    Eighteen-year-old Amina Said and her 17-year-old sister, Sarah, were students at Lewisville High School. Amina was just a few months from graduating.

    “Sarah and Amina had a goal,” explained their great aunt, Gail Gatrell. “Their goal was to be the best they could at everything they did.”

    But on the night of January 1, 2008, an Irving emergency dispatcher received a cry for help. In the 911 call you can hear a woman scream and a voice saying, “I’m dying.”

    Amina and Sarah were found dead, outside an Irving hotel, in their father’s taxicab. The girl’s great aunt has maintained all along that her nieces were the victims of an honor killing. Contrary to their father’s cultural rules both girls were dating.

    “The word ‘premeditated’ doesn’t even grasp how far some of these people will go to accomplish the cleansing of their family name,” said Gatrell.

    Yaser Abdel Said is wanted for capital murder.

    “Personally I would say I doubt he’s overseas, because he likes America,” said Irving police Officer David Tull. “He likes the life over here. He’s comfortable. He’s traveled the United States and I believe he’s probably in the United States just hiding in plain sight.”

    Gatrell says speaking out has cost her and showed CBS 11 News a stack of profanity-laden e-mails, with death threats. “I will not be fearful of a bunch of people who think terror is the way to handle things,” she said.

    Sarah and Amina’s great aunt believes that whoever killed the girls didn’t act alone. At least 11 shots were fired inside the taxicab they were found in.

    Gatrell believes whoever killed the girls had to have walked away from the scene with blood on their clothes.

    Original Link.

    Related Articles from CBS KTVT:

  • Murder Of Irving Sisters Labeled As Honor Killings (10/15/2008)
  • Police Release 911 Call Of Killed Lewisville Teens (1/16/2008)
  • Police Records: Slain Teens’ Father Upset By Date (1/9/2008)
  • Family Of Slain Sisters Wants Father To Come Forth (1/5/2008)
  • Cabbie Who Found Slain Sisters Talks To CBS 11 (1/4/2008)
  • Friends: Murdered Teens Were Afraid Of Their Dad (1/3/2008)
  • Teen Girls Found Dead In Irving; Dad Accused (1/2/2008)
  • 2 Responses to “Gail Gartrell, Great-Aunt to Sarah and Amina Said, Interviewed on Anniversary of “Honor Killing””

    1. Abdul says:

      Is the guy caught yet? Hey man [edited] whoever does [edited] like this, its evil. Makes me feel like I take my life for granted. Human beings [edited] holes. Never do anything good. Allah bless those two girls. I know they’ll be in heaven, I can feel it. Peace out everyone.

      Abdul,
      Thank you for the comment, but please refrain from using profanity in your comments.
      Thanks and God Bless.
      -Steve

    2. Steve says:

      Abdul,
      No, they have not caught him yet.
      God Bless.

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