Have you seen this? It is a disgusting pack of lies. This dhimmi tool, Chris Selley at The National Post, did a hatchet job on yours truly. No good deed goes unpunished, especially by a witless asshat who does nothing to help. Leftists have no conscience. He piles on lie after lie to discredit me and my motives.
My motive? To honor this girl. But what is this vulture's motive in smearing me? My readers and I raised funds for a gravestone. Period.
I cribbed the headline from a comment Robert Spencer left over at The National Post: To call Pamela Geller an "anti-Muslim maniac," and to dismiss her noble
effort to stand up against honor killing and memorialize one of its
victims, and to do so over the bones of Aqsa Parvez, is the bitterest
irony of all.
Here is an excerpt from this lying snake: Chris Selley: How not to memorialize Aqsa Parvez
Enter the blogosphere.
Enter the bloviating, corrupt big media dinosaur doing nothing but slinging arrows.
As the Toronto Sun’s Joe Warmington reported last week, the online campaign to properly memorialize Aqsa has been led by one Pamela Geller, proprietor of the blog Atlas Shrugs, with support from other prominent right-wing bloggers on both sides of the border. It hasn’t been going so well. Geller raised more than $4,000 US for a headstone—it was to read, “Loved, Remembered, Free”—but apparently you can’t just plunk down whatever you want atop somebody else’s daughter’s grave.
"Somebody else's daughter's grave" -- the murderer's daughter's grave. Selley stands with the murderers.
A correspondent reasonably suggested paying for a tree, bench and memorial plaque to be installed in the arboretum at the University of Guelph, but again, no dice. The manager of the arboretum replied that as it would “draw much public attention,” it would be “inconsistent with [the area’s] current use” as a sort of oasis.
Warmington, Geller et al profess bafflement at all this, the former suggesting last week that “the politically correct police seem to be winning out.” I have another theory. I think the cemetery and arboretum managers typed Geller’s name into Google, backed slowly away from their computers and decided they weren’t touching this thing with a ten-foot pole. A wise choice, I’d say; in my non-professional opinion, she's at least a few chickpeas short of a falafel.
Falafel? Anti-semitic too, eh, Chris?
What's his gripe? That I report news that this coward won't? What has Selley done to fight the misogyny in Islam? What has Selley done to fight Islamic supremacism?
She seems to believe, just for example, that the presidency of Barack Obama—whom she refers to, variously, as “Obambi,” “B. Hussein” and “the Jihadists’ President”—is the result of a calculated infiltration of the U.S. government by radical Muslims.
This is a lie. Where?
In December, when Obama advisors indicated he was considering delivering a foreign policy speech in an Islamic capital, she declared “America will be unrecognizable after Hussein’s first and last term (if we live through it).”
True. The man is President a month - and the country's economic and foreign policy is unrecognizable.
She does not think highly enough of Muslims to expunge words such as “raghead” from her comment threads.
This is a lie.
She reacted to a particularly gruesome report of an honour killing last year in Pakistan, in which three teenage girls were apparently buried alive, as follows (her italics): “The bodies of the five women … were desecrated by the wild animals. This is Islam. … I have utter contempt for any human being who will not call this death cult what it really is. Pure evil. The horror.”
Honor killings are pure evil. What has Mr. Selley done to fight this terrible evil? What succor does Mr. Selley provide to Muslim girls living in homemade concentration camps looking to the West for any escape? No, instead you have apologists like Selley apologizing for the murdering family and choosing instead to vilify me.
Perhaps not surprisingly, given the foregoing, she also advocates banning all Muslim immigration to the United States.
Jihad legislation, yes. I never said what he is accusing me of.
Her most prominent Canadian blogging supporter, who calls Arabs “violent retards,” advocates the same in Canada. The irony is overwhelming. The people leading the charge to memorialize the purported victim of Toronto’s first honour killing would have preferred she grow up in Pakistan—which, you will remember, is the place where the punishment for teenage uppitiness is being buried alive, without so much as a trial for those wielding the shovels.
I have never called Arabs "violent retards" - why is he associating me with this? "The people leading the charge" care deeply about women who want to escape oppression and brutality. What's your excuse, Selley? Who's paying you, Selley? Who'd you sell out to, Selley?
Just so we’re perfectly clear, I can certainly understand Aqsa’s still-young friends latching onto anything that would honour her memory, and I’m sure many who donated to Geller’s quest had the most honourable intentions. And hey, if a tasteful memorial is eventually erected, 20 years later it might not matter who came up with the idea. I don’t know. I do know that as an anti-Muslim maniac, Geller makes a very poor spokeswoman for the cause, and that it’s no help to anyone to pretend, as Warmington did, that her motives are pure.
Truth is the new enemy.
Shame on you, Selley.
Previously at Atlas:
UPDATE: I am humbled by wonderful comments left at Smelley's "blog" and here at Atlas. Smart, reasoned, passionate rebuttals. G-d bless you. And to blogger supporters - thank you! If you missed Kathy Shaidle's priceless post - go. Now.
Here's my email to the National Post:
RE: Chris Selley's post yesterday regarding Aqsa Parvez and Pamela Geller:
The commenters have already done a fine job castigating Mr. Selley for his perceived sins.
I only wish to add that, the next time Mr. Selley and your newspaper decide to call me out in public, I request that you spell out my name, the name of my blog, and give me a link.
I realize that the National Post and other newspapers make what's left of their revenue by ripping off bloggers, but the least you can do is give us credit.
It gets better. Go, read it all.
UPDATE: Nidra Poller over in Paris weighs in:
The overwhelming irony of this comment is lost on its author. He begins by taking a slap at you "The people leading the charge to memorialize the purported victim of Toronto’s first honour killing..." and goes on to accuse you of wishing uppity teenagers like Aqsa Pervez would stay in Pakistan where they could be murdered impunitively. The fact is, her parents were allowed to immigrate to Canada AND remain in Pakistan at one and the same time. They killed their daughter, like they would have done in the old country, and if people like Selley, leading the charge against Pamela Geller, have their way, the relatives who murdered her will be allowed to prevail over her dead body, hidden for eternity in an unmarked grave.