It’s taken two years to see this through, but a Muslim father and members of his immigrant family from Texas (originally from Jordan) have been charged with murder of a woman for helping convert their daughter to Christianity. The father also murdered the Christian husband of his daughter who she ran away with:
KHOU – Investigators in Houston now say an Iranian activist was gunned down by Jordanian immigrants in 2012 because they believed she helped convert their Muslim daughter to Christianity.
Gelareh Bagherzadeh, a 30-year-old researcher at MD Anderson, was shot to death outside her parents home in the Galleria area.
Ali Irsan, 57, is charged with capital murder in the case. His wife, Shmou Ali Alrawabdeh, and their 21-year-old son, Nasim, are charged with murder.
Bagherzadeh was best friends with Ali Irsan’s daughter and he blamed her when the daughter left home and married a Christian, according to investigators.
“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.
Ali Irsan is also accused of killing his daughter’s husband 10 months after Bagherzadeh was shot to death. Coty Beavers was the twin brother of Bagherzadeh’s boyfriend.
“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,” said Anderson.
The Irsan’s daughter Nadia is charged with stalking her sister while trying to find out where she and Beavers were living.
(h/t: Creeping Sharia)