The Death of Tina Isa

On November 6, 1989, Tina Isa was stabbed to death by her father saying, “Die my daughter, die,” while her mother held her arms.  Tina’s family were Palestinian immigrants to St. Louis and Tina was seeing a non-Muslim boy. 

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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