Skip to comments.Dad's "weird" text message referred to death in Grapevine, recipient says (murderer was muslim)
Posted on 12/29/2011 8:42:12 AM PST by ME-262Edited on 12/29/2011 9:20:22 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
GRAPEVINE -- A conflicted picture emerged Tuesday of a Colleyville man believed to have fatally shot six people, including his estranged wife and two children, and then himself on Christmas morning.
One woman who was part of a happy hour group that included Aziz "Bob" Yazdanpanah described him as a sweet joker who adored his family.
But another said she received a puzzling text message from him on Dec. 4, a few months after his wife and two children moved out of their Colleyville home and into a Grapevine apartment complex.
The shootings occurred inside the apartment amid opened Christmas gifts, police said.
The message, the friend said, went like this: What do u call a guy whos born in Austin and grows up in Dallas and then dies in Grapevine? ......... DEAD."
"He was always telling a joke," said the friend, who asked that her name not be used because she doesn't want to get involved in the tragedy. "But when he sent me this, I thought it was weird. I didn't even respond."
Yazdanpanah had attended several happy hours at a Colleyville restaurant with the two women and others in the past six months.
"He was just a sweet man," said Colleen Gedrose of Bedford. "He was outgoing, kind and adored his children."
Gedrose said Tuesday that Yazdanpanah didn't talk about problems with his family.
"I never saw him angry," she said.
On Christmas morning, police said, a middle-aged man dressed as Santa Claus fatally shot two men and four women and then himself inside a unit at the Lincoln Vineyard Apartments. Police said the attack was planned.
Police have yet to identify any of the victims, but various friends and neighbors said Yazdanpanah was believed to be the gunman.
Baum said the family was Muslim but celebrated Christmas as a cultural holiday. The parents were originally from Iran.
Read more here: www.star-telegram.com
Satan must love muslims.
He hates them as much as he hates us. They're just very useful.
Nothing to see here - just move along.....
I knew you must have made up that headline. No way the MSM would be so politically uncorrect.
Now the questions is.. Why?
It sounds like the being Muslim part was secondary to the being left by his wife part.
Divorce is a travesty and should not be encouraged.
Color me surprised.
The ultimate F U. Dress up in a Santa outfit and kill innocent kids celebrating Christmas.
Wow, what a guy.
No where does the article say the guy was muslim.
It say the guys marriage was falling part.
Maybe he was muslim, but can we stick to the facts?
He probably blamed it on the infidels and saw fit for an infidel to pay the price.
This was the Star Telegram headlines a couple days ago.
The family is Persian (i.e. Iran) in origin. I was surprised to learn in recent years that Persians in general (outside of the radical mullahs & their followers) are very tolerant of other religions and cultures, and often go out of their way to demonstrate this by adopting many of the cultural traditions of the country where they live.
We had a Persian Muslim family across the street from us when we first moved to our current house. Every Christmas they decorated their house, and they even wrapped a cross in Christmas lights and put it in a prominent place in their front yard. Some of the nicest people on our street at the time, and we were sorry to see them move away.
I learned this also through the various Persians that have come to the English conversation class I teach — of all Muslims, they are by far the most relaxed around Christians.
Obviously (to me, anyway), this fellow had stability issues beyond his religion, but I expect he used his religion to rationalize what he ultimately did to his family.
Who was the infidel that died? Thought he killed his muslim family, ohm and BTW, were these people converts or from the Middle East?
Jeez - it only gets worse. Here I am complaining about the FReeper making up his own headline. And now I see he posted a two day old story in Breaking News?
I too have the impression that Iranians are the most likely to assimilate here. I suppose that has much to do with the masses that came here following the Islamic Revolution in 1979, and family that were chain immigrated subsequently.
It sounds like the being Muslim part was secondary to the being left by his wife part.
I have read other articles that quote friends of the gunman’s daughter. They discuss how the father did not like her non-Muslim ways. He did not like her clothing, her friends or her non-Muslim boyfriend. He went through her phone to read her texts.
Whether his primary anger was directed at his wife for divorcing him or his daughter for dating a non-Muslim, his Christmas Day actions reek of Honor Killing to me.
Its the new media narrative. I guess they were having trouble selling the 'it was racism made him do it' line.
Yep I think you are right
Generally people don’t blow their own brains out in honor killings.
The ‘honorable’ ones do.
“Protective” fathers don’t generally blow their kids brains out, either.
Ah, yes. The decadent Western culture of buying people gifts and exchanging them on one day. Even Muslims can be seduced by this nod to crass capitalism. Worse, they spend even more money by wrapping the gifts with paper that will no-doubt be in the next day's garbage and the next week's landfill.
No wonder this devout Muslim wanted to stop this activity in its tracks. Wonder if he shaved all his chest hair first?
Moslems are committed to a policy of achieving the ultimate goal of global Islamic theocracy, a policy that causes harm to freedom and natural rights and is an affront to reason. Therefore there are few things that can contribute more to world peace than the overthrow and elimination of Islam.
The perp’s name is Aziz “Bob” Yazdanpanah.
The victims were “his estranged wife, Fatemeh Rahmati, who left her husband this year; their children, Nona, 19, and Ali, 15; Fatemeh Rahmati’s sister, Zohreh Rahmaty, 58; her husband, Hossein Zarei, 59; and their daughter, Sahra Zarei, 22.”
At the bottom of the story it says:
“Baum said the separation was very difficult on the familys father. Baum said the family was Muslim but celebrated Christmas as a cultural holiday. The parents were originally from Iran.”
So we have an Iranian Muzzie family who were allowed to immigrate to the USA because the Feds love Muzzies. Then the family becomes spoiled/contaminated by Western values which are anathema to Islam.
He and his wife started arguing because of the more liberal values she had assimilated while living here and she separated herself from him by taking the children and living in an apartment.
This was a major, major insult to the man’s honor so he did what a good Muzzie man will do when he is dishonored - commit an honor murder against all of those involved.
This is yet another fine example of the ‘blessing’ of Islam to this country.
This is the first time I’ve ever heard of an angry, ex-spouse killing relatives during a holiday.
Most Persians will get mad if you call them Arabs.
They strap bombs to themselves and blow themselves up don’t they?
Infidels were not murdered but women in Islam are valued only slightly above infidels. His wife and daughters taking on Western values and moving away from him made them pretty much coverts to the infidel’s ways therefore rendering them traitors with the resulting judgment being death.
The guy probably grew up in a home that was a little traditional in their Islamic practices. I’m sure he saw honor murders committed by other Muzzie men in Iran.
The problem of Muzzie women who come here and get spoiled by Western ways is a big one for the men in the ummah!
A dichotomy for muslims colonizers - how to help Islam take over the world while keeping the wife & kids from slipping the plantation.
Oh, yeah, real sweet guy who adored his family so much he killed them. Adored them so much he bought a gun because he thought the daughter’s bf was stalking him. Why the heck would the bf stalk him? Crazy thinking. Adored his family so much he wouldn’t let go of the controlling when the daughter became an adult. Maybe his going out to happy hour with women is one of the thousand reasons his wife left him.
Sorry you are so disappointed with my post.
Well, your made up headline and your posting a 2 day old story into Breaking News is disappointing. But as you see - the mods fixed all your errors.
But - I’m hopefull you realize your mistakes - and you’ll do better in the future.
Is it possible his islamism was a factor? Sure! That entire belief system increases a person's propensity for murder. The divorce could very well be because he didn't approve of his daughter's "western ways".
But because he killed everyone, including his son (I'm assuming Ali is a boy's name) and himself makes me suspect that it was a wish to wipe out the entire family and put himself out of his misery rather than carry out a religious obligation.
1) don't text
2) if you must text, delete it
3) same rules apply to voice mail, email, IM and all other such forms
This isn’t the ME. He knew he wasn’t going to be praised for honor killing them in the US. Better to kill himself than get the death penalty or life in prison with Big Bubba as his cellmate.
I work with an Iranian that celebrated Christmas. He is very tolerant of others and is outspoken(to me) about radical islam. He was born a muslim but is the nicest guy. He wouldn’t hurt a fly. And he’s the best employee we have.
According to other interviews and articles, the son Ali would side with the sister. Dad would take away her phone and either the mother or Ali would give it back to her. The son was disobeying the father so he was killed, too. There was no greater statement he could make against the western Christian world than to dress up as Saint Nick and murder them all on Christmas Day.
I worked with an Iranian woman once....sweetest woman ever!
They really do distinguish themselves from the Arabs.
Too bad Odumbo did not back up the uprising in Iran when they needed our support to be free again!
According to the 911 tape, he said, “Help...help...I am shooting people”
That’s extremely sad and doesn’t sound like your typical honor killing to me.