You won’t hear this bit of information on the news, but Aziz Yazdanpanah, the man who dressed as Santa on Christmas and killed six family members, was an Iranian Muslim. He was separated from his wife, who moved out of their home, and he had some serious financial problems. Those problems became too much for him to cope with, so he went to their Christmas gathering in Grapevine, Texas, shot and killed his wife, his kids, and three other family members before turning the gun on himself.
In the Iranian Muslim culture, Yazdanpanah’s personal problems are considered shameful and are thought to bring dishonor to him and his family. Therefore, their Islamic culture which is based on sharia would call for the dishonor and shame to be eliminated by any means necessary. A murder-suicide, such as the one he carried out, would be very acceptable in the Iranian Muslim culture and is thought to be better than continuing on with the personal problems. The secular media hates calling this situation what it actually is–an “honor killing” based on the creeping sharia we see trying to gain an ungodly foothold in North America.
As the U.S. in coming years attempts to placate and kowtow to those who hate human rights, these incidences will increase. This is why we as Christians need to show unconditional love to those around us. There are a multitude of people wandering around bound by the forces of darkness who need to be shown Christ’s light of life, love, and hope through us, his ambassadors. It is only God’s anointing that can break the yokes of Satan’s forces.
Source: Dad’s “weird” text message referred to death in Grapevine, recipient says. Star-Telegram. Tuesday, December 27, 2011.
posted by Harry A. Gaylord