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Reader comment on item: Guarding the Secrets: Palestinian Terrorism and a Father's Murder of His Too-American Daughter
in response to reader comment: So Sad

Submitted by D (United States), Jun 27, 2005 at 03:45

I do not understand why you think this:

This is in reply to what you wrote on March 2nd.

Unless you are an ARAB and lived the culture Tina was forced to follow, you don't know what you're saying.

You have no idea what a "father" means in an Arab household, he is the king, feared and loved.

Tina did NOT attack her father, it was planned and they could not wait to "erase" her shame.

so please don't comment on a culture that you have not lived with."

My comments earlier seemed like I was sticking up for the parents. I am in NO WAY excusing them. I just know a side that was told to me. I agree that if you come ot the US and raise your children here, you have to accept what comes with it. I know of many Muslim and Arab families that have "adapted" and they know that their children will be raised differntly here and they accept it.

I too wonder why te FBi didn't act sooner, I wonder if it was not their "business" to protect Tina, but to "get the terrorist" and that is all they were truly concerned about. I hold them accountable also, the same as the parents an family.

Bless Tina and hope she receives all her rewards in Heaven


Just to let you know, my husband is "ARAB" and All I was saying is that I heard a different version, but NEVER did I say I agreed with what the parents did. I am a Muslim and do live with some of the "ARAB" customs, but like i said, if you move to a country where the culture is diffferent, you must accept that your children may feel that this "Cutlture from back home" is not for them. I have no idea why you are lashing out at me, but the point I make is the same. The parents were wrong, if they felt their daughter was out of control, thye chould have either a.) went back home (like thye did many times in the past) or b.) simply disown her and let her move out of the house, there are always ways around issues, but killing your child is not one of them.


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