First off let me thank all of the fine and decent infidels who contributed so generously to the Aqsa Parvez memorial fund.
Robert Spencer and I have pursued the headstone marker furiously. We approved the headstone back on December 23rd (here), The bottom line is that the family (her alleged murderers) has to "sign off" on it. We are still waiting for them to look at the headstone. Clearly they are the obstacle. We have tried to pursue purchasing a plot near, around or in the vicinity of her unmarked grave. The Islamic Society owns them all. *sigh*.
Here is the last exchange with the cemetery:
Hi Pamela,I just had a conversation with my boss and the conclusion is that the only option to memorialize Aqsa is the marker for her grave. We do not have a Memorial tree option and the land on Section 17 does not allow for a bench as you need a large open space for it and the section does not have that space.Thanks,Philip
I refuse to be subjugated by the inhumanity of these barbaric "customs". One of my readers is scouting other locations in and around where Aqsa lived. I have also asked one of Aqsa's close friends if Aqsa had a favorite spot. She wrote, "I'm sure we can plant a tree or ............ maybe start an Aqsa foundation against abuse towards women within the family, call it Aqsa's wings or something...
I'm sure we can think of something = )
Or if we plant a tree or a bench by Lakeshore in Mississauga to represent her free spirit and refreshing personality, kind of like the lakeshore in summer. The waves are always coming and going and it gives off the refreshing breeze."
My preference is to plant 16 trees (Aqsa was 16 years old when she was murdered) and 18 more (chai for life) in Israel overlooking Jerusalem. I would love to plant a grove, but it's $5,000, and I ain't got that much green ......
I would donate whatever monies left over to Geert Wilders' legal defense fund. Robert Spencer, who has worked with me on the initiative to memorialize Aqsa
from the beginning, loves the idea of a tree-planting dedicated to Aqsa, and
also supports donating any remaining money to a defense fund for Wilders.
Let me know your thoughts on this.................
More on Aqsa's terrible story here.
UPDATE: I have been reading through the comment section and there are some important ideas. I think it speaks volumes to how far down the rabbit hole the West has gone that the family that murdered her in the name of Islam, can stop a marker or headstone in the name of Islam.
That said, raising awareness with ads calling attention to this gross injustice is a fine idea but it doesn't memorialize Aqsa which is what we set out to do. Canadian reader Norman has been scouting out locations near Aqsa's home and I think we have found the perfect spot. Yes, I too think it should be in Canada. I will update as I firm this up.