(Tea Party 247) – A Muslim man in Houston pled guilty on Thursday to the Islamic tradition of honor killing.
Nasim Irsan pled guilty to the 2012 killing of an Iranian rights activist for the grievous offense of encouraging his sister to marry a Christian.
The Associated Press reported that “A Texas man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for what prosecutors call the ‘honor killing’ of an Iranian rights activist who was his sister’s friend. Nasim Irsan pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in Houston. Irsan could have faced life in prison if convicted of capital murder for the January 2012 fatal shooting of Gelareh Bagherzadeh.
Prosecutors say Irsan’s family is Muslim and was angry that his sister wed a Christian and converted. Bagherzadeh encouraged her friend to marry Coty Beavers. He was slain in late 2012.”.
One has to wonder why the Associated Press would make the conscious decision to label Nasim Irsan, a Muslim, as “a Texas man”. Does the culture of Texas have anything to do with the honor killing? Is “O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them…” from the Texas Creed or Quran 5:51?
Not taking someone as a friend doesn’t mean killing them for relationship advice, but there certainly seems to be a connection with Islam and honor killings. As Robert Spencer of JihadWatch.org points out, Islamic nations around the world have legally enshrined protection for those that commit honor killings.
Spencer reports on JihadWatch that 91% of honor killings worldwide are committed by Muslims, with the Palestinian Authority giving pardons or suspended sentences for honor killings.
You are highly unlikely to see that sort of information anywhere in the mainstream media. The same media, in bed with the political left, that promotes itself as a champion for the most common victims of honor killings, women.
The media is ripe with op-eds or supposed research that links the patriarchy, football, or just plain evil masculinity to every possible oppression of women, real and imagined. But not a peep about the connection between Islam and honor killings, child “brides”, and female genital mutilation.
Don’t forget that even Fox News suspended judge Jeanine Pirro for daring to question whether congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) loyalty lies with the country she says implies is manipulated by malevolent Jews, or with sharia law. Not only is Pirro’s question a legitimate one, but the irony of Pirro being censored by Fox News for questioning duel loyalty on Omar’s part, yet the Democrats failing to censure their own freshman that questions the duel loyalty of Jewish men and women serving in political office in America, is rich.
The danger of the seemingly unlikely alliance of the political left and Islamists should not be scoffed at in this country. This tragic murder is yet another example of why we should support President Trump allowing states and local communities to reject the federal government forcing “refugees” on them.