The Government Of Texas Sentences Muslim Man To Death For Murdering Two Christians

Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan

By Theodore Shoebat

The government of Texas just recently sentenced a Muslim man to death for murdering two Christians. As we read in one report from Christian News:

A Muslim man who had immigrated to America from Jordan has been sentenced to death by a jury after engaging in two “honor killings” in allegedly being enraged that his daughter had shamed the family by converting to Christianity and marrying a Christian.

Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan, 60, had reportedly plotted to kill five people, including his daughter, after she left home, converted to Christianity and married a Christian man.

According to reports, Irsan told the court that he didn’t have a part in the killings of Coty Beavers, 28, and his daughter’s best friend, Gelareh Bagherzadeh, 30. However, he admitted that his daughter, Nesreen Irsan, had caused his family pain by marrying Beavers.

Nesreen testified that her father forbade her from dating Christians, and when she moved out of the home to marry Beavers, she obtained a protective order to prevent her family from harassing her.

The Houston Press reports, “He did not approve of Nesreen seeing Coty, a Christian. In June 2011, while Irsan and one of his sons were in Jordan, his wife and another daughter found emails and texts between Nesreen and Coty. They quickly notified Irsan, who instructed the women to strip Nesreen of her cell phone and laptop and to make sure she didn’t leave the house.”

“Nesreen would later tell authorities she was held captive in her bedroom for two weeks before she was able to slip out of a bathroom window and flee to Coty’s home.”

According to Houston Public Media, while Irsan admitted that he violated the protective order by driving past his now-married daughter’s home, he contended that he did so because he was concerned his daughter might be on drugs or making bad decisions.

Bagherzadeh, formerly of Iran, was stated to have urged Irsan to put her faith in Christ and encouraged the marriage, which likewise upset Irsan. She was found dead in January 2012, and Beaver was killed 10 months later. It took police three years to locate a suspect in the killings.

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