Anthony Furey has written an excellent takedown of the city of Edmonton in today’s Toronto Sun.
“Edmonton’s honour killing cowardice,” Anthony Furey, Toronto Sun, July 9, 2014
Let’s get one key thing straight: If there had been no honour killings against Muslim girls in Canada in the first place, this wouldn’t be happening.
In 2013 a group called the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) paid for five ads on Edmonton buses that read “Is Your Family Threatening You? Is There a Fatwa on Your Head?”
Then it showed the photos of deceased Canadian girls above the line “Muslim Girls Honor Killed by Their Families.”
The ad says “We can help” and directs the reader to FightforFreedom.us.
Yet within 48 hours of the ads going up, they were taken down. The city received, in their own words, a “handful of complaints.”
City councillor Amarjeet Sohi, who ordered officials to take them down, was quoted in the Edmonton Sun saying: “Honour killings is a very serious concern in every community and we need to speak up against it, but targeting one particular group, and singling out one particular group, does not help resolve it.”
But the evidence proves it’s not an equally serious concern for girls from every walk of life. And, even if you believe it is and want to help resolve it, doesn’t it then make sense to create more anti-honour killing ads rather than less?
On Monday the Canadian group Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms announced it would represent AFDI in a court action.
They’ll argue in an Alberta court next February that AFDI’s freedom of expression was stifled by the city.
That this is even happening is chilling. Why were the ads taken down immediately following just a few complaints? What made Sohi and others feel emboldened to do so?
In response to my e-mail, Sohi wrote this: “Advertising on Edmonton Transit vehicles must meet all the requirements of Advertising Standards of Canada. Advertising Standards of Canada’s Canadian Code of Advertising Standards contains 14 clauses that set the criteria for acceptable advertising that is truthful, fair and accurate. The complaints the City received about the ads related to a breach in these clauses (in particular negatively singling out one particular religious group) and therefore warranted the removal of the ads.”
However no judge would read those clauses that way. Sure, they state an ad can’t “condone any form of personal discrimination, including that based upon race, national origin, religion, sex or age” nor can it “demean, denigrate or disparage one… group of persons.” But how does simply pointing out that there have been honour killings in some Muslim circles demean anyone?
Sadly, political correctness these days means the truth is no defence.
In early 2012 a study published in the Canadian Criminal Law Review found that honour killings were on the rise in Canada. There were three between 1954 and 1983, yet 12 between 1999 and the time of the study. The perpetrators were usually Muslim or Sikh.
In 2007 a study by Memorial University professor Amin Muhammad found that immigrants from countries where honour killing was more acceptable brought such views with them to Canada.
Pamela Geller, president of AFDI, explained in an e-mail why the ads didn’t just urge girls to call law enforcement: “Many times, law enforcement sends them back to their families. We refer girls to safe houses: law enforcement cannot and will not do that until there has been a crime. We help girls before they have to suffer or die for wanting to live free.”
Yet the City of Edmonton removed the ads. Their priorities are cowardly.
Here is just a glimpse honor’s gruesome gallery:
Muslim Husband Gets 25 years for Wife’s Honor Killing in Case First Blamed on “Hate Crime” and “Islamophobes” Causing US Muslim Hysteria
Scotland: Ahdieh Khayatzadeh was set alight and murdered by her Muslim ex-husband for being to westernized.
UK: Takira Ahmed, wife and doting mother beheaded by Muslim husband in West London Home
Canada: Moussa Sidime beat his 13 year-old daughter Noutene Sidime to death for being disrespectful.
UK: Mariam Yousif, who converted to Islam to marry her husband at 16, was stabbed 14 times in a ‘brutal and frenzied’ attack inside her Wiley Park unit in 2012. Her 54-year-old husband, Yassir Hassan, was found guilty of manslaughter instead of murder because he told the court he was provoked by his wife during an argument when she disrespected him.
Honor Killing in Michigan: Rahim Alfetlawi Murders Step-Daughter Jessica Mokdad for Not Following Islam hat tip Answering Muslims
At least there’s a good chance of justice in the city of Warren. In Dearborn, police are being sued for covering up honor killings in an act of self enforced sharia and also to preserve the city’s reputation.
Honor killing of Täter Harun in Germany. “By about 22 clock he confessed to the horrific bloodbath” with more than 100 stab wounds in the 21 year mother-to-be. The child died as well.
Harry Potter star, Afshan Azad, badly beaten by her father Abdul Azad, and his son Ashraf attempted honor killing earlier this month because of her relationship with a Hindu man.
November 2, ‘o9: Noor Almaleki is Dead Run over by her Muslim father for being too “westernized”, she lingered for days.
“‘I would do it again 100 times,” said Mohammad Shafia, who murdered his three daughters and his secret first wife in a mass honour killing.
Police in Kingston, Ontario, charged three Montrealers, Mohammed Shafia, his wife Tooba and their 18-year-old son Hamed with a shocking crime. The trio are accused of mass murder, the killing of three of the couple’s teenage daughters, including their eldest child, Zainab, 19, and Rona Amir Mohammed, a 50-year-old woman who was Shafia’s secret, first wife.
“May the devil shit on their graves. Is that what a daughter should be? Would a daughter be such a whore?” — Muslim dad woho honor killed his three daughters and wife.
Katya Koren, 19, was stoned to death under ‘Sharia law’ after taking part in a beauty contest in Ukraine.
Fatima Abdullah honor murdereed in Tampa, Florida, cover up follows
Notice the man’s face is protected and the victims of these “honor” murders are always beautiful.
The depraved murder Önder B. und Müjde
Feroz Mangal and Khatera Sadiqi were shot by Khatera’s brother as they sat in a parked car at the Elmvale Acres shopping plaza .
Ayman Udas Poet and Artist
Gulsen P:GERMANY: HONOR KILLING VICTIM’S FACE “BEATEN BEYOND RECOGNITION”
Aasiya Hassan had her head chopped off by her “moderate” Muslim husband
Amina & Sarah Said. “Please don’t tell my Father!”
Sandeela Kanwal, 25, was found dead on her bedroom floor last July. Her father told police he strangled his daughter with a bungee cord because she wanted a divorce.
Morsal Obeidi (stabbed to death 23 times by her brother – for “turning away from her family”).
Hatin Surucu Germany Muslim brothers gunned her down for adopting Western ways.
Caneze Riaz, 39, and her four daughters, Sayrah, 16, Sophia, 15, Alicia, 10, and Hannah, 3 UK (Muhammad Riaz killed his wife and four daughters by throwing petrol over them as they slept and igniting it.)
Hina Salem Italy (“Mohammed Saleem cut his daughter’s throat because she refused an arranged marriage and instead wanted to integrate into Italian society”.)
Methal Dayem, a 22-year-old Cleveland State student, USA.
Sazan Bajez-Abdullah Germany
Rudayena Jemael with her son and killer Salim Israel.
Hesha Yones UK (hacked to death)
Burned AliveA Victim of the Law of Men Souad
Ibtihaz Hasoun Israeli Arab
Fadime Sahindal Sweden
Ghazala Khan Denmark
The killing of Ghazala Khan in Denmark by her brother may be the only instance where an ‘honour’ killing has been photographed while being perpetrated. This picture was captured on cell phone camera and shows the woman’s brother aiming the gun at his sister, lying on the ground. Her fiancee, also seen, was wounded, but survived. The killing was planned by her entire family, and Pakistani taxi drivers were used as spies to spot her and alert her family.
As a 13-year-old girl in Turkey, Rojda was raped, then forced to marry her
rapist under Islamic law. Her face was mutilated by her “husband’s” family
when she refused to prostitute herself after he was imprisoned for raping
Dua Khalil, 17 Iraq
Rim Abu Ghanem 19 (Dr. Suliman Abu Ghanem, a 33-year-old pediatrician at Assaf Harofeh Hospital, who along with his three brothers decided to murder his sister for refusing an arranged marriage) Israel
1/3 of the women murdered in Jordan are a result of Islamic “honor” killing. And yet I could not find one picture of a murdered girl in Jordan.
“It was a brutal scene. One victim’s head was nearly cut clean off,” an official is quoted as saying. (here)
And the thing is, this is the end – the final act, the culmination of the subjugation, oppression, violent abuse of women in Islam. The terror that precedes the murder is almost unimaginable. Living in fear, every day, living in fear of physical and mental abuse and still, standing up and living their own lives — only to be murdered for it.
Sabia Rani 19 UK (not only did four members of her husband’s family do nothing to help her, they turned a blind eye as he continued the beatings and ultimately murdered the helpless young woman at the house they all shared).
Randa Abdel Qader: Stomped, Suffocated, Stabbed, Dad walks free
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