Note that ties to Hamas are being prosecuted. That's a reminder of the shock working through the system after yesterday's Palestinian elections.And I remembered this news, from over 10 years ago, which was in the Trib at the time, the first time terror links in the Midwest got on my radar. This is a review of a book written by a St. Louis reporter:
Guarding the Secrets: Palestinian Terrorism and a Father's Murder of His Too-American Daughter
In November 1989 in St. Louis, the FBI inadvertently tape recorded the entire episode of a teenage girl's being killed by her Palestinian father and Brazilian mother (the Feds were looking for evidence of terrorism, which they also found).
And from a blogger comment on the book review:
This little snippet doesn't mention two things: the Feds weren't listening to the tapes in real time, so didn't know about the murder until it was over; and, the girl had just come back from her first day on the job at Wendy's.The Trib recently had an article on honor killings in Europe:
In Europe, police now are realizing that major crimes in some immigrant communities, and particularly those against girls and young women, are often family conspiracies that have long gone unpunished.Connect the Dots