Skip to comments.Iranian Student Activist Shot to Death in Texas
Posted on 01/18/2012 1:42:00 PM PST by EBH
A Texas medical student well-known in her community as an Iranian activist was mysteriously shot and killed in her car, just yards from her home. Gelareh Bagherzadeh, 30, was driving through her Houston townhouse complex around midnight on Monday when she was shot dead through her car window.
"When officers arrived, they found a vehicle had run into a garage door at that location with the engine running and tires spinning on the pavement. Ms. Bagherzadeh was found slumped over in the driver's seat," the Houston Police Department said in a statement.
Authorities said nothing appeared to have been stolen from her car. Her cell phone and purse were found inside.
"Homicide investigators responded to the scene and were told by witnesses that several gunshots were heard, a crash and then tires squealing," the statement said.
Police told ABC News' Houston affiliate KTRK that the last person to speak to Bagherzadeh was her close friend and ex-boyfriend who was on the phone with her when she was shot.
"[The boyfriend] heard a loud thud. He doesn't recall hearing any gunshots, but a loud thud and then a screeching noise," Richard Bolton of the Houston Police Department Homicide unit told KTRK.
Bagherzadeh was of Iranian descent and was outspoken in promoting Iranian women's rights and criticizing the Iranian government, according to interviews she had done with the Houston Chronicle
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What will the Obama administration call this one?
A “driving mishap?”
“...was outspoken in promoting Iranian women’s rights and criticizing the Iranian government..”
Wow, the mullahs have tentacles.
This indicates that the Iranians have kicked it up a notch. This is not good and we have a President who can’t deal with it. Just like the Bin Laden operation he won’t have to. It will be taken care of by others on the inside. Pray they are competent.
Yup, shot herself while driving...hmmm.
that or a stray bullet from some right wing hunter shooting squirrels in the apt complex, no doubt.
and those Amish have hunting rifles too!
Janet napolitano, please pick up the white courtesy phone!
The Iranians or the Obamnians?
An Iranian lawmaker claimed Wednesday that President Barack Obama called for direct talks with Iran in a secret letter to the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader that also warned Tehran against closing the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
Obama administration officials denied there was such a letter.
Iran has threatened to close the waterway, the route for about one-sixth of the global oil flow, because of new U.S. sanctions over its nuclear program.
Conservative lawmaker Ali Motahari revealed the content of the letter days after the Obama administration said it was warning Iran through public and private channels against any action that threatens the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf.
“In the letter, Obama called for direct talks with Iran,” the semiofficial Fars news agency quoted Motahari as saying Wednesday. “The letter also said that closing the Strait of Hormuz is (Washington’s) red line.”
“The first part of the letter contains threats and the second part contains an offer for dialogue,” he added.
Did the screech sound like "Allahu Akbar?"
The Iranians or the Obamnians?... Is there really a difference?
Obama will blackwash this also.
Is there a discernible difference?
I wonder how this will play out? A hit via the mad mullahs who may have employed the cartel? (Rhet.)
Do not discount the family or extended family and the concept of honor...
Muslims are evil!
Hmmm let's see.
Foreigner - check.
Hate America - check.
Pathological Liar - check.
Central Command economy - check.
Unstable hatred based religion - check.
Other than aborthion (0 luvs him some dead babies) I can't think of one.
It may not have anything to do with her activism, but rather with something called family honor?
I think there’s a difference - an obvious one.
The Iranians know how to use a gun.
That answers my question!
In fairness, the Iranian nuclear science community has had many such ‘accidents’ in recent months so if the Iranians are behind this then they’re not doing anything that hasn’t already been done to them. That said, let’s stop pussyfooting around and have the USAF do some urban renewal in Tehran, Qom, and etc.
payback for the nuc scientist, no doubt about it. Now about that porous border, Nappy ...
Good thing the Houston kops were not around for the MLK assassination...
“We don’t believe Dr. King was targeted because of his race or because he was an activist.”
I didn't see where it was mentioned she was living with a guy. This guy was a former boyfriend. It's also interesting that the report doesn't mention him calling the police.
I think the bracketed part was bracketed because he was no longer the boyfriend. The used the term loosely.
They’re here, aren’t they?
The little man with cheeks of tan
is seeking reelection.
Eric Holder will have it ruled a suicide before the week is over.
The White House is going to send DNC Chair Debbie Whatasham Schultz out to call it Tea Party inspired violence. And then announce more "enforcement" operations like Fast and Furious - to make sure the guns don't get into the wrong hands (i.e. American hands).
An honor killing, of course! She was driving a car, it was midnight and she was not accompanied by a male relative. Daddy would never stand for that!
Police don't currently believe her death was related to her activism, but the death is mysterious. Bagherzadeh's cell phone and purse were still inside.
What is it with Law Enforcement (local, state and fed) with their "knee-jerk" reactions and conclusions that they ALL and ALWAYS come out with statements like this...even while the victims are still warm.
Is there a National "Political Correct" Handbook for Law Enforcement which makes this their default talking points?