Defense of the Constitution
December 21, 2007
“Zero Tolerance” for “Honor Killings”?
The Council on American-Islamic Relations –
Canada (CAIR-CAN) recently issued a press release
calling for “zero tolerance” regarding domestic abuse in Canada.
The press release involved a 16 year-old
teenager, Aqsa Parvez, who was apparently strangled to death by her
father for refusing to wear the traditional hijab outside her home. Her
father has reportedly
confessed to the murder.
Completely missing from both the news report
and CAIR-Canada’s press release is the simple fact that this was
“honor killing”, one that takes place with
great regularity in the Middle East, and now increasingly in the West
as Islam spreads world-wide.
Many Muslim families find the West to be not
only foreign, but seemingly hostile to their religious
idea that girls and women can walk alone outside the home, uncovered;
go to school unescorted; even travel great distances without a male
family escort or without permission is simply unthinkable. They view
any society that allows these activities to be weak and
immodest in the
eyes of their version of Allah.
CAIR-CAN goes on to quote Islamic Social
Services Association President Shahina Siddiqui, who paints this murder
a problem that cuts across Canadian society…”
But is it?
Do non-Muslims murder their children based on
religious conviction? If so, how often has it occurred in the past? We
did a cursory check of Canadian newspapers and we could not find any
cases of non-Muslims murdering their children based on religious
beliefs in the recent past. However, that same check revealed an article
in the Vancouver Sun that stated:
14-year-old female rape victim is strangled to death in March 2004 by
and brother because she has supposedly tarnished the family name.
In April 2004, a man brutally kills his wife and daughter after finding
his brother had previously molested them.
A teenage girl with a Turkish background has her throat cut by her
after he learns she has a Christian boyfriend.
All three of these cases had in common a
single faith, Islam; a brutal murder at the hands of a family member;
and were committed against Muslim females.
By attempting to equate honor killings with
other domestic abuse cases, CAIR-Canada is covering up the
nature of Canadian Islamic honor killings and thus resolving itself of
any need to take pro-active action to prevent them in the future.
Could it be because CAIR-Canada subscribes to
Wahhabi Islam, that odious brand of Islam where honor killings are not
only allowed, but are expected
when female Muslims 'forget their place' in Islamic society? The same
Wahhabi Islam that would sentence
a rape victim
to 200 lashes for violating Shariah law?
CAIR-Canada knows, as does its American
master, that calling for an end to honor killings will upset their
Like a good
little lap-dog, CAIR-Canada knows who holds the leash ...
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