Was Christmas Day Santa Claus Massacre An Honor Killing?

This story was so horrible I refused to read beyond the headlines when I first saw it.

Here’s how MSNBC covered the story: Santa Claus killings: Financially strapped dad planned family massacre, Texas police say

Police confirm what family friends said Monday, that Azizolah “Bob” Yazdanpanah, 56, fired the fatal shots in the murder-suicide.

Grapevine police identified the victims as his wife, Fatemah “Nasrin” Rahmati, 55; their daughter, Nargis “Nona” Yazdanpanah, 19; and their son, Ali Yazdanpanah, 14. Nasrin’s sister, Zohreh Rahmati, 58; her husband, Mohamad Hossein Zarei, 59; and their daughter, Sahra Fatemah Zarei, 22; were also killed, police confirmed.

See video, read the original story at NBCDFW.com

Police received a 911 call from an apartment in the 2500 block of Hall Johnson Road on Christmas morning. When officers arrived, they found the door locked from the inside, and the worst crime in Grapevine history.

Police recovered two weapons on the scene — a Smith and Wesson 915 model 9 mm pistol with a 15-round magazine, and a Glock 23 .40-caliber pistol with a 10-round clip, according to Eberling.

Both guns were used in the murder-suicide, but Eberling would not say how many shots were fired; only saying that there were still bullets in both guns.

Last year, a bank foreclosed on Bob Yazdanpanah’s house, and he separated from his wife in the March.

Robert Spencer flagged some additional details from this Dallas Morning News story:

Yazdanpanah said he bought a gun after expressing concern that his daughter’s boyfriend was stalking him. He also insisted on picking up his daughter from her job at a phone kiosk inside Sam’s Club in Grapevine because of concerns about the alleged stalker.

The boyfriend has not been publicly identified.


…a more ominous portrait emerged of Yazdanpanah in interviews with some of his daughter’s other classmates.

“She would come to school crying and telling us her dad was crazy,” said Lacie Reed, 18. “He wouldn’t let her wear certain things. He was always taking her phone away, checking her call history and checking her text messages.”

Friends said Nona’s father had installed cameras all around the home so he could watch the family’s comings and goings. Others said he nailed her bedroom window shut so she could not sneak out at night and see her boyfriend.

“She couldn’t date at all until she was a certain age, but when he was going to let her date she couldn’t date anyone outside of their race or religion,” Reed said.

Yiselle Alvarenga, 18, said Nona’s mother and brother seemed to come to her aid when her father punished her.

Looks like Atlas Shrugs may need to update her Honor Killing: Islam’s Gruesome Gallery.

See also:

Atlas Shrugs: Force the Media to Tell the Truth

There was mass slaughter of Christians on Christmas Day, with churches burned by Muslims in Nigeria. Obama called it “senseless” and the media completely ignored the motive, the reason for the jihad. Across the world very active jihads are ignored, underreported or worse — completely obfuscated, with the ideology again ignored and the jihadis termed “militants,” “insurgents” or “youths.”

There was a good discussion about the latest Islamic violence on Fox News between Mark Steyn and Charles Krauthammer – watch here.

In Texas, a mass murder took place that was an Islamic honor killing. A man killed his family in a rage over his daughter’s non-Muslim boyfriend. It is no accident or coincidence that Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. Islamic law specifies that there is no penalty for a father who kills his child, and in many Muslim countries, honor murders are only lightly punished — with Islamic clerics resisting the strengthening of those punishments. Today there should be editorials in every newspaper in the country about the Islamic tenets that justify honor killing. Headlines should be screaming from every front page in the country against the ideology that commanded, inspired and justified those mass murders.

Instead, we had to wait two days to learn the truth.

Linked by Michelle Malkin, thanks!


9 thoughts on “Was Christmas Day Santa Claus Massacre An Honor Killing?

  1. Pingback: Texas Christmas Family Massacre: Islamic Honor Killing (Via Jihad Watch) | THE ROYCROFT REPORT

  2. And yet we keep hearing that every philosophy/religion is no better or worse than any other.

    Hate to repeat myself, but there is no one so deaf as he who will not hear, nor so blind as he who will not see.


  3. This was not a financially strapped “Dad.” He was a muslim man who was losing control over “his” family women — his tribe was being dishonored by “his” women’s actions. So he killed them and the brother who helped them. The other people were just there.


  4. I found out about the Muslim connection from buddies on Facebook! Drudge ran the “Santa shoots 7” link for a full day, but as soon as the Muslim connection became known, the link disappeared. Is Drudge going PC now too?

    For most, the red outfit is more important than the evil ideology.


  5. you are an idiot for not seeing the foreclosure, 4 bankruptcies and separation and rely on you poor judgment and call it something that is not. They are alcohol drinking, uncovered and not religious as it appears and bunching them with stupidity of honor killing is not fair to them or the society in pain of economic disaster. you do not have the capacity at this level, so leave to more educated to raise flags.


  6. Well thanks for so eloquently setting me straight, although I’m simply raising the question at this point. It’s a question that needs to be asked in light of the information that is available.


  7. Pingback: More Islamic Depravity: Child Bride in Afghanistan Burned, Disfigured, Kept in ‘Toilet Prison’ by Husband’s Family for Not Becoming Prostitute « Frugal Café Blog Zone

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