Dallas: Darfur refugee murders another Darfur refugee

Ho hum!  Looks like another Muslim honor killing.  The male half is dead but police caught the murderer before he could kill the female half of the supposed illicit relationship.

From the Dallas Morning News:

Ahmed Mohammed thought he’d found a safe home after leaving conflict-ravaged Darfur, but violence caught up to him as he slept in his far northeast Dallas apartment Monday morning.

Mohammed, 32, was fatally stabbed by another Darfur refugee who wrongly believed the victim had impregnated his sister-in-law, authorities said. The suspect, Abdelbakheit Khamis of Amarillo, was taken into custody on suspicion of murder and was being held in the Dallas County jail.

“It’s a pretty weird deal,” said Sgt. Ray Beaudreault, a Dallas homicide unit supervisor.* “He thought that the victim was having affairs with his brother’s wife. He was convinced that the victim was responsible for her pregnancy.”

Caught by police before he could reach the woman (who says the victim was innocent of impregnating her):

“I grabbed him and took the knife from him,” Adam [roommate of the victim] said.

Khamis fled in a white sport utility vehicle as Adam called police.

Shortly afterward, police stopped Khamis at Greenville Avenue and LBJ Freeway. Blood smeared his clothing.

“According to detectives, he was on his way to kill his sister-in-law when he was stopped by the officers,” Beaudreault said.

Notice the article tells us the murderer was working in meatpacking in Amarillo (a big refugee resettlement hot spot).

Then this.  One wonders how much these Muslims were persecuted in Darfur if they were traveling back and forth to Africa for a little bride shopping.

Last August, Mohammed went back to Africa to visit his parents, four sisters and two brothers. He was eager to marry and start a family in America. “He kept telling me, ‘I have to go back and marry and bring my wife,’ ” Khalil said.

*By the way, Dallas police shouldn’t be surprised by the nature of the crime since a notorious honor killing happened in Texas two years ago, here.

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