GPS Tracker Used In Honor Killing
Ever since Donald Trump began talking about a travel ban that would essentially keep refugees and others seeking asylum from war-ravaged Muslim countries in the Middle East there has been significant debate about what the right thing to do is. The reason is because of course Americans want to help those fleeing war-torn countries such as Syria, but at the same time we do live in a time where terrorism is a real threat. We understand that there are significant cultural differences between those who believe in Sharia Law is the only way versus Western thinking that is more balanced, liberal and inclusive. These differences are sadly highlighted when news stories such as the recent one in Texas where a family of Jordanian immigrants came to the United States, refused to assimilate to Western thinking, and eventually committed murder in what police investigators are calling an "honor killing".
Investigators say that an Iranian activist was gunned down by Jordanian immigrants in 2012 because they believed the woman played a role in converting their Muslim daughter to Christianity. The man charged with committing the murder, Ali Irsan, also worked with his wife, Shmou Ali Alrawabdeh, and their 21-year-old son to commit the disgusting acts. The victim, Gelareh Bagherzadeh, a 30-year-old researcher, was shot to death outside her parents home in the Galleria area. What is even more gruesome is that Irsan is also now accused of murdering Coty Beavers, his daughter's husband, 10 months after Bagherzadeh was shot to death. Coty Beavers was the twin brother of Bagherzadeh's boyfriend.
Stalking With GPS Car Tracker
Accoring to investigators, Iran communicated openly with his family members about murder after it was clear that his daughter was going to leave the Muslim religion. This is a very big deal in Sharia Law where some believe that leaving the religion should be met with a death sentence, and that is exactly what the family conspired to do after they allegedly felt shamed over their daughter's choice. The family, guided by Irsan, then began stalking their daughter and her friend by placing a GPS tracking system on their vehicles. What this vehicle tracker did was provide the Irsan with detailed information about driving activity. This included addresses arrived, departed, speeds traveled and more, making it easy for Irsan to know every move his daughter and her friend were making. This also gave them a general understanding where they would be if and when he chose to take Sharia Law into his own hands and commit murder.
"Nesreen Irsan would not succumb to her father's complete domination and rule of her. And she left his home without his permission and went into hiding," said Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson. "These two murders are linked by the belief on the defendant's part that his honor as a father and a Muslim has been violated by his daughter, who defied his rule and married a Christian man".
This pending court case continues to show the complex dynamic of us as a free nation wanting to help refugees, but at the same time be very cautious that by doing so we could be putting our own safety and security at risk.