December 26, 2007

Muslim Teen Murdered By Her Father

Aqsa was a normal, ethinic American teen. She had a Facebook page and her posted picture shows her to be an adorable 16 year old. If it is possible to say it, she looked very "North American" like millions of children of immigrants who came to this continent to find, well, the North American dream of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Aqsa's life, liberty and pursuit of happiness came to an abrupt halt a couple weeks ago when her father murdered her. That in and of itself, horrible as it is, is not the whole story. What is unique about this murder is that it was an "honor killing" as it is called, in the peaceful religion of Islam.

Aqsa wanted to fit in with all the other Canadian girls she lived, breathed and moved around and so one day decided she didn't want to wear the traditional hijab or head covering worn by Muslim women. That is what cost her, her life.

What is also disgusting about this story is that the media, in their predictable Islamophobia, have not reported the story for what it is. One Canadian report reported it: "Canadian Teen Dies; Father Charged"

That's it, who knows why the teen died only that the father was charged, because, God forbid, that the public should know the whole truth about the serene, Muslim culture of sharia law.

Mohamed Elmasry, President of the Canadian Islamic Congress, wins "understatement of the year" award with his dynamic statement saying, "It was a teen issue."

What is also predictable yet unsettling is the silence from women's groups who thrill to jump on anything, real or imagined, that might be perceived as demeaning to females when it originates from western European sources.

Let a Christian merely parrot the biblical role of a woman and listen to the caterwauling of the feminists and watch the headlines pop to the fore of the news. Just last week I heard Chris Wallace snidely commenting about the statement Mike Huckabee made some time in his past concerning his view of women and their proper role in a marriage. He was nearly quoting, verbatim, Ephesians 5:20ff but you would have thought Huckabee was a stone aged tyrant dragging his wife through life by the hair or something worse.

But when it comes to Islam, the critics are strangely silent.


Blogger Karen said...

When it comes to "honor" killings too many people are silent -- feminists in the Western world, especially.

Thank you for raising this disturbing topic and for speaking out for the victims of vengeance murder at the hands of male relatives.

Why is it politically correct to keep silent? We are our sisters' keepers.

Karen Tintori
Unto the Daughters: The Legacy of an Honor Killing in a Sicilian-American Family

11:01 PM  
Blogger For All Women Foundation said...

Thank you for blogging about this subject, PB.

I simply don't understand the cultural and moral relativists. How can they excuse violations of basic human rights?

Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
"Reclaiming Honor in Jordan"

7:11 PM  

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