Aunt speaks out on unsolved Texas double honor murder, killer father still at large


In a grisly and tragic double honor murder, the Said sisters, Amina, 18, and Sarah, 17, Egyptian Muslim girls who lived in Texas, were shot to death by their father as New Year’s Day 2008 dawned. Their father, Yaser Said, is still at large. He killed them both for having non-Muslim boyfriends and not living according to Islamic ways. In my book Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance, I have a detailed discussion of the case, including inside information based on interviews with family members of the girls.


"I remember her telling me that her dad told her he would take her back to Egypt and have her killed," she said. "He said it's OK to do that over there if you dishonor your family." 

"Once, he shot out the tires on his wife's car to keep her home. Another time, Mrs. Moggio said, he blocked her car in a driveway because he thought she was going to help her sister and children escape".

Years later, when Amina was a sophomore at Euless Trinity High School, a friend said she showed up at school with red welts across her arms and back. Another time, Amina confided that her father had kicked her in the face.

"He found notes from her boyfriend," said a 17-year-old Trinity senior, who asked not to be identified. "Her lips were pretty much attached to her braces, but they wouldn't take her to the doctor because her family feared her father would be taken to jail." More  here.

Sad: Said told daughters Aminia, 18, and Sarah, 17, pictured, he was taking them to get something to eat before he shot and killed them
Murdered: Said was angry at the sisters, pictured, because they were dating non-Muslim boys
Honour: The murders were labelled an 'honour killing' - an act practiced outside of mainstream Islam where a family member can be killed for bringing 'great dishonor' to the family
Hunt: The girls' aunt, Gail Gartrell, employed private investigator Bill Warner to track down Said

On the day of the murder 1/01/2008, Patricia Said took Amina from her boyfriends house to meet Yaser at his cab, near the Said rental house, Amina was in the front seat of the cab, they (the girls) never went into the Said house. On the day of the murder 1/01/2008, Yaser Abdel Said took the Egyptian Passport and the $9,000 in cash and nothing else and then took the girls for a ride in the cab. A ride to their well planned murder. (more here)


Tissy Said  (Amina and Sarah's mom) withdrew the affidavit she originally signed when the girls were seven and eight, testifying that Yaser had raped them. According to Aunt Gail, Yaser Abdel Said called brother Mohsen, on his cell phone, after the murders to meet for "coffee" (trouble meet to help), the three other brothers are tight with Yaser and would help.

Amina and Sarah Said's brother, Islam, should face arrest. He is alleged to have said, "They got what they deserved." He is a co-conspirator and helped lure the girls to their deaths. Islam Said's father is his hero. (see here). He's a two bit punk threatening anyone who speaks of the honor killing. Islam Said: "I hope you get shot 9 or 10 time jest like Amina and Sarah"

Gail Gatrell, aunt of Texas honor killing victims Amina and Sarah Said, speaks out on the inaction of law enforcement in the honorcide investigation.


May 30, 2012

 Justice? I think not!

It is nearing the five year anniversary of the honor killing of my great nieces, Amina and Sarah Said. Within this time, much has transpired. Many facts have surfaced which has helped me to better understand what kind of hell these two beautiful and intelligent girls lived through, before being murdered for the sake of cleansing the Said name. They were spied upon by their murderous father and brother, Islam. This spying occurred at home, work, tennis practice, school and penetrated every aspect of their lives, including them sleeping. I have seen videos of the girls being harassed by Yasser filming them and telling Islam to pull the covers from them. Remarks from their murderous dad sounded more like something a lover would say to his love! At one point, Amina tells her father that what he is doing is illegal and yet, he kept on filming. I have heard from a near and dear friend of Amina's that she was afraid of her uncle too as he called her after her dad found out that she had a boyfriend and told Amina, " If you do not stop this, I will come to Texas and take care of you myself!" Thus, I learned that Amina and Sarah had many threats to live with and yet, they bravely kept smiles upon their faces as they attempted to succeed in academics, sports and their hopeful futures, as doctors.

Since the murders, I have been told to embrace my niece, " She is a victim and has been brainwashed! You need to support her.", by one of the detectives on the girls' case. I was stunned by his words of scorn towards me. These words came soon after the murders of Amina and Sarah. I wondered how he came to this conclusion so quickly? Did Sarah's 911 call seal the fate of this investigation? After all, she did name her dad as the one who shot her and her sister! They had the murderer and the bodies! Case closed? I suppose so as it seems to me that it is a cold case now and Yasser is living as a free man. This caused me great pain to feel as though they would never get the justice they deserve. My calling this an honor killing and receiving 100's of death threats for doing so…was telling the truth in vain? I am beginning to think so! I do not regret speaking the truth the day of the girls funerals. I had too! However, I do believe my words caused great concern for the Irving Police Department. In as much, I have turned a weary eye towards the ones who are suppose to be seeking a double murderer, but seems more concerned about the political correctness surrounding this case. In fact, if I am not mistaken, I do believe that most, or all of the honor murderers in the United States are in jail for their crimes. Why isn't Yasser?

Let me share what I know as facts about the night the girls were murdered and you decide! Patricia Said, the girls mother was questioned by the Irving Police. While she was being questioned, Islam, the girls brother, was in the lobby of the police department. Islam, was never questioned that night, nor any other night! Why not? After all, he was with Yasser the prior weeks leading up to the murders. He was alone with Yasser the week before the girls were murdered! I would think Islam would be a key person to question, but that's just common sense! To my knowledge, Islam has not been questioned to this day. Now, as the questioning went on with Patricia, the two boys who loved Amina and Sarah arrived at the police department too. They waited and waited only to be shocked by the news that the girls were murdered earlier that evening. These boys ran with my niece and the two girls. Were they questioned? NO! Again, as to this day, they have not been questioned, to my knowledge. Three very important figures were never questioned and yet, they were at the Irving Police Department the night of this double honor killing.

I contend, had the Irving Police Department questioned all three of these individuals, they would have at least had a better idea of what they were truly having to investigate! Certainly, they would have been able to see clearly that Yasser had a network of supporters and these senseless murders were planned long before they were executed. This, in my opinion, is pure neglect on the part of those who are suppose to be seeking a murderer, his accomplices and justice. 

Will there ever be justice for Amina and Sarah…I think not!

Just a side note, My niece, Patricia Said, well, she is doing just fine and has praised the Islamic community for embracing her through the past few years. I hear she has sold the rights to her story about the girls. If this happens, I assure you her ill gained blood money story will be but a shadowing of truth. To me, this is a blatant slap to the faces of two dead girls!

Most Sincere,
Gail Gartrell

PS: One more thing of importance. Today, I was made aware of a petition and two articles on getting Patricia Said arrested. It has been initiated by a great aunt from Patricia's paternal side of the family. It seems she wants to now tell the world that she was the last family member to see these girls alive. My niece, Patricia, ran to her home in Kansas when she, the girls and two boys first left Texas.

Yasir is on the run. Who is secreting him the cash? The Muslim underground is hiding this savage.


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