THIS IS AN OUTRAGE. THIS DELICIOUS GIRL FOUGHT TO LIVE A NORMAL LIFE. AQSA PARVEZ IS BURIED IN AN UNMARKED GRAVE. NUMBER 774. IT'S AS IF SHE NEVER EXISTED. DAMN THEM!
I AM STARTING A COLLECTION TO BUY A HEADSTONE.
I WILL CONTRIBUTE $180. IF YOU WISH TO HELP MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO WriteAtlas@aol.com, go to PAYPAL AND SPECIFY AQSA PARVEZ, AND WE WILL HONOR AQSA.
THIS WRONG WILL BE RIGHTED.
THE AQSA PARVEZ MEMORIAL HEADSTONE FUND.
YOUR NAME WILL BE LISTED ON THE TOP RIGHT SIDEBAR - this wrong must be undone. Islam will not win and this gentle soul will not have died in vain.
In today's Toronto Sun...(hat tip Norman)
"Number 774. One year to the day Aqsa Parvez was stolen from this world -- allegedly by two members of her family -- that is all there is at her gravesite to show she even existed.
Section 17, plot number 774, in the Meadowvale Cemetery in Brampton, to be precise. No name, no date of birth, no date of death. No nothing."
To be a woman is Islam ... is to not exist.
Speaking in general terms, Fatah said "a victim of an honour killing is always left in an unmarked grave. Imagine caring more about your faith than your child? When this happens, it shows they don't give a damn about her and the fact a family has chosen to not put the name on a grave proves the point that they are embarrassed and gives an insight into honour killings."
Proof, yet again of the misogyny and horror of this death cult. It is unconscionable for a civilized society to sanction this barbarity.
Aqsa Parvez, a Grade 11 student, was strangled to death by her 57-year-old father, Muhammad Parvez. Aqsa’s 26-year-old brother, Waqas Parvez, has been charged with obstructing police -- just as Islam Said should be charged with the same thing.
“She wanted to live her life the way she wanted to, not the way her parents wanted her to,” classmate Krista Garbhet said. “She just wanted to be herself, honestly she just wanted to show her beauty, and not be pushed around by her parents telling her what she has to be like, what she has to do. Nobody would want to do that.”
Over the fall of 2007, Aqsa Parvez shuttled between friends’ houses and youth shelters. She was afraid to go home. Her father, Muhammad, was enraged because she refused to obey his rules. He swore he would kill her.
On the morning of December 10, Aqsa huddled in a Mississauga bus shelter with another Grade 11 student, a girl she had been staying with for the past couple of days. They had plenty of time to make it to their first class at Applewood Heights Secondary School. As they waited, Aqsa’s 26-year-old brother Waqas, a tow-truck driver, showed up at the bus stop. He said that she should come home and get a fresh change of clothes if she was going to be staying elsewhere. Aqsa hesitated, then got into his car.
Less than an hour later, Muhammad Parvez phoned 911 and told the dispatcher that he had killed his daughter. Within minutes, police and paramedics arrived at 5363 Longhorn Trail, a winding suburban street near Eglinton and Hurontario, and found Aqsa unconscious in her bedroom. The 16-year-old wasn’t breathing. The paramedics started CPR, found a faint pulse, and rushed her to Credit Valley Hospital, 10 minutes west. A few hours later, she was transferred to SickKids and put on life support. She died just after 10 that evening. The official cause was “neck compression”—strangulation. (more here)
Sweet 16: more than 20 Facebook pages devoted to
Aqsa Parvez were created within days of her death
Image credit: Facebook
UPDATE: Robert Spencer over at Jihad Watch has taken up the cause and is urging his readers to contribute to the headstone.
UPDATE: From the Toronto Sun: "For $580, the cemetery can put a flat marker there -- with her name, date of birth and death, and at least people can find her if they want to come to pay their respects. A cemetery employee said there is no problem if others want to place a flat memorial there but it would be removed if the family were to demand that."
We are doing this!