Yaser Abdel Said was upset that 18-year-old Amina and 17-year-old Sarah were becoming too westernized, including dating non-Muslim boys, so he allegedly took his unsuspecting girls out in his taxi and shot them both.
Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries says the horrible crime related to Islam is a sad lesson about the religion. It is true that most Muslims aren’t that fanatical, she says, but those who are suffer from a dark spiritual oppression.
“Some of them are so dedicated to the so-called laws that Mohammed has laid down,” says Markell, a noted Bible scholar, “and they follow them so specifically.”
According to Markell, devout Muslims often find it difficult to assimilate into a Western country, including the United States, but that presents an opportunity for Christians and for the Church.
“Christians need to be praying all the more,” she says, “for spiritual awakening in the Muslim community.”