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Texas Christmas Day Massacre Alleged to be Islamic Honor Killing: Truth or Islamophobia?
by Amrutha Gayathri
The shocking murder-suicide rampage by a Santa-suited gunman, killing six of his relatives before shooting himself in Dallas, Texas, on Christmas morning has been alleged to be an Islamic honor killing.
The gunman has been identified as Aziz Yazdanpanah (56), who showed up at his estranged wife's apartment on Christmas morning and shot six persons to death.
According to local media, the victims are Yazdanpanah's ex-wife Nasrin Rahmaty (55), daughter Nona Yazdanpanah (19), son Ali Yazdanpanah (15), sister-in-law Zohreh Rahmaty (58), brother-in-law Hossein Zarei (59) and niece Sahra Zarei (22). However, Grapevine city police department or medical examiner's office has not officially released the names of the victims.
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