Los Angeles: Father, Shehada Issa, killed son for being gay

Shehada Issa

Like the “Oklahoma School Evacuated After Middle Eastern Woman Says There To “Take the Kids to Heaven”, these stories are intentionally blacked out by national media. Source: Los Angeles father charged with killing son for being gay – Washington Times

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Los Angeles man charged with fatally shooting his 29-year-old son for being gay had repeatedly threatened to kill him over his sexual orientation, prosecutors say.

Amir Issa, 29, was found shot to death just outside the family home on Tuesday. While the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office charged father Shehada Issa, 69, on Friday with murder as a hate crime in the son’s death, investigators on Saturday still were trying to determine responsibility for a second killing at the home discovered by police at the same time, that of Amir’s mother, police spokesman Officer Mike Lopez said.

 The mother, 68-year-old Rabihah Issa, had been stabbed repeatedly, coroner’s Lt. David Smith said.

Shehada Issa told police he shot his son Amir in self-defense after he discovered his wife’s body in their house.

Prosecutors gave a different motive for the son’s killing, however. “The murder was committed because of the victim’s sexual orientation and because of the defendant’s perception of that status and the victims’ association with a person and a group of that status,” prosecutors said in a statement.

They did not elaborate. Police had no details Saturday on any of the alleged threats the father had made against his gay son.

Police arrested Issa at the scene Tuesday, after he made statements incriminating himself in the death of his son, Lopez said.

“He claimed (the son) was armed with a knife, and there was no knife to be found. It was a horrible family tragedy,” Detective John Doerbecker told the Los Angeles Daily News.

Authorities say the father used a shotgun to shoot his son in the abdomen and face, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Doerbecker told the Daily News that there had been problems between the father and son, including the son reportedly vandalizing the home. He said the couple was evicting the son.

Issa is being held without bail pending his arraignment on April 11. He faces up to life in prison if convicted of the charge.

Update: North Hills man convicted of murdering wife, gay son

Off topic but related, Florida: Muslim speaker says killing gays is act of “compassion.”

17 thoughts on “Los Angeles: Father, Shehada Issa, killed son for being gay

  1. Ok Carl Pearlston, that was definitely your idea of a joke, RIGHT??? Not really very hilarious if you ask me. One thing is for sure–Jesus Christ showed compassion and forgiveness for the sinners in his day. That’s proof positive that this man was NOT a Christian!!!

  2. I think that Carl was being sarcastic. Of course everyone knows they’re muslim even if POTUS and media refuse to admit how evil this ideology is. They believe that burying heads in the sand and not calling islam out for the monsters it creates will make it not true. Only fools invite their executioners to dinner.Islam is evil and those carrying out these acts or waging jihad and acts of terror are not radical.They’re just being muslims. Evil, stupid, cretin muslims.

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    • Everything about this crime scene, to and including the names, “Shehada Khalil Issa”, for example, screams MUSLIM! Christians–not even ME Christians pick those names for their kids! At best, this guy may have been a ‘wannabe’ convert to Christianity, or may have had some ‘interfaith’ connection, but his blog posted by the Daily Mail article proves he had some severe mental issues! This man was not the least bit Christian, as proven by his radical behavior! “Issa” is the muslim name for Jesus–NOT THE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN NAME, which is Jeshua or obviously Jesus!!! BTW, the muslim ‘Issa’ is in reality a false Christ–actually, he is the ANTI-CHRIST!!!        

      • You guys are blithering idiots! The family was Lebanese Christian. Pictures of the house show a huge crucifix hanging on the wall. ISSA/ISA IS AN ARAB CHRISTIAN NAME! It’s MY NAME! I come from a Syrian/Palestinian Christian family. The vast majority of Arabs named Isa are Christian. Shehada isn’t an exclusively Islamic name either. I know ONE family with that name and they are Palestinian Christians.

        Sorry, but you guys are idiots. especially you rjerry2!

        • @Isa. Hey, call me whatever…. Sure it’s (Issa) no doubt a ME name used interchangeably by both Muslims and Christians. My point is that this guy’s BEHAVIOR screams MUSLIM influence b/c Christians (at least the ones who actually PRACTICE their faith) don’t commit murder in the name of their God–BUT MUSLIMS DO!!! As I said, the guy may be a confused wannabe Christian, as the Daily Mail article would seem to indicate, but his BEHAVIOR IS MUSLIM! Oh and btw, your really can’t make a good case for calling the name “Shahada/ Shehada” a Christian term >> http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Shehada  <<. The point is that "true" Christians don't ACT like this guy–as you yourself ought to know, coming as you claim, from a Christian family. To my other point, pertaining to the muslim "Isa/ Issa", as he is portrayed and referred to in mohammed's unholy and corrupt koran, THAT "Issa" is most definitely a monstrous demonic entity who allegedly will one day slaughter all Christians and tear down all churches! THAT ISSA IS THE ANTI-CHRIST spoken of in the Holy Bible! SORRY THAT'S YOUR NAME–maybe you should consider changing it!!!!!                

  4. They are Christian. The wife (Rabehah) is from Jordan and the venom (Shehadeh) is from Syria. They came out here in the 60’s and both went to 7th day adventist college. I know this because I am related to Rabehah. She was a sweet woman who has been abused as well as her children for the past 49 years. Shehadeh is a manipulating,abusive,thief and gambler. It’s very complicated but the fact is you are not getting your facts right. If you’re a journalist you should be more diligent in investigating before reporting.

    • @Jane. Ok, so they went to ‘a church’–that’s not what makes a person a REAL Christian. “CHRISTIAN” IS AS CHRISTIAN DOES! By your own admission, this ‘Shehadeh’ character was abusive throughout their entire 49-year marriage–doubtless because he didn’t approve of his wife’s interest in Christianity. It goes w/o saying, that a true Christian husband doesn’t act that way. Christians believe that SIN SEPARATES YOU FROM GOD! Sinners and abusers, etc, etc, cease to be Christians when they cross that line. At the very least, you will have to admit that this act of murder was committed by a very confused man WHO HAD MUSLIM INFLUENCE from his M.E. upbringing! Just ‘attending a church’ never made anybody a Christian–read the Bible about what Christ said to those who cry, “Lord, Lord”, but don’t obey His words. Islam is the only “religion” which teaches that a man has the ‘god-given’ right to abuse and murder his own family members, for the slightest of infractions! He may have made some attempt at going to church with his wife, but THIS MAN WAS A VIOLENT MUSLIM AT HEART!!!!!

  5. He had nothing to do with islam and i agree with you about Christianity. But really it has nothing to do with religion. He had more to do with greed. They have been fighting about selling the house for months. He wanted her to sign off @nd for the 1st time in 49 years she went against him. He had stolen Amir’s life savings and she just wanted her son to get back what was rightfully his. When he couldn’t get her to budge he killed her and then tried to make it look like poor Amir did it and then killed him. It was greed. He knew his son was gay 6 years ago. Also if you watched the video and read Amir’s posts you can see he put his father to shame when he told everyone he was sexually molested. It was greed and embarrassment more than anything. Btw,Shehadeh hates mulims with a passion.

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