Aqsa Parvez Memorial Grove dedication in Israel, August 24Wednesday at American Independence Park in Israel we had the dedication of the Aqsa Parvez Memorial Grove, dedicated to her memory and those of all victims of honor killing. This was the first public declaration anywhere by anyone that we will not allow these girls to be forgotten, and will keep speaking out against this barbaric practice until law enforcement authorities take decisive action to stop it spreading further in the West.
Much more, plus pictures and video, here.
Remember Aqsa? No? Aqsa, a 16 year old Toronto woman, was murdered in 2007 by her father and brother. I wrote about her:
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Aqsa Parvez: Rest in PeaceAqsa Parvez was a victim of the 'religion of peace.' Living in Canada, she was murdered by her father and brother:
Father, son plead guilty to Aqsa Parvez murder
Mississauga, Ont., teen strangled in 2007 after argument over hijab
The father and brother of Aqsa Parvez, 16, have pleaded guilty to killing the Mississauga, Ont., teenager in 2007.
Muhammad Parvez and Waqas Parvez pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Tuesday and now face automatic life sentences.
Initially it was believed by police that Muhammad Parvez had killed his daughter, but in court it was revealed that the brother had strangled Aqsa.
"[Muhammad Parvez] decreed she should be murdered, but Waqas Parvez is no less guilty. He had so many opportunities in those days to stop his father," said Crown prosecutor Mara Brasso inside the Mississauga court.
"The plan was in play at least two or three days before it happened. He never warned Aqsa. He never warned police. Even when they got to the home he obviously didn't falter on the threshold, on the doorstep and he carried on and murdered her," said Brasso.
"Home," said Brasso, "was the most dangerous place for her."...
Read more here.
I originally wrote about Aqsa on Tanker Bros when she was killed. At the time (and yes, still today,) I was outraged that muslims across the country were calling for calm, and saying none of us should jump to conclusions, or blame Islam. The muslims would have had us all believe that Aqsa's death was, rather, a case of domestic violence. To refresh your memories, I am going to copy my column from TB in full below:
Thursday, December 13, 2007
What happens over there...
...has nothing to do with us"? How many times have we heard this? How many times have the complacents among us said "we should all just leave the middle east alone, and they won't bother us?" "Not our business, since it is not here in our countries.."
How many times? Well, folks, as I have been saying all along, What is happening "over there" has EVERYTHING to do with us. Don't believe me? Take a look:
Think that is "over there"????? Think again. That young woman lived in Mississauga, (a suburb of Toronto,) Canada. Lived there, that is, until Wednesday when her father - "a devout Muslim" - killed her. ..
You will know I had much more to say, here.
For me, Aqsa became yet another indelible face of that so called 'religion of peace.'
Pay attention, and NEVER forget Aqsa.