The West should build a shrine to this girl and every girl who tried to escape Islam.
The garden is dead. I think I am going to be sick:
The prime purpose of The Arboretum in the University setting is to provide a living outdoor laboratory for education, research and outreach. As such it has developed into a well used multi-faceted department as part of the institution. As you have discovered one aspect is the memorial program. However from its inception, success of The Arboretum dedication program has been due to it being a space dedicated to quiet reflection and meditation. It is because of the peaceful nature of The Arboretum that, over the years, many individuals have chosen to dedicate benches and to plant trees in memory of loved ones. I believe that, no matter how worthy, a memorial to Aqsa Parvez would draw much public attention and would thus be inconsistent with current use of The Arboretum.
Ric Jordan, Manager
"Let the trees be consulted before you take any action" John Wright
Were the trees consulted, dhimmi?
This girl can have no peace. No peace! Is it possible that Islam has us in such a choke hold that a headstone, a garden any tribute to an honor killing victim is controversial? Even a basic headstone?
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.
Yours in liberty,
And Spencer wrote this earlier today to the Meadowvale Cemetery:
The email address from which I corresponded with you before seems to have stopped working, so I am writing to you again on the off-chance that you wrote me and the email bounced back. It has now been three weeks since I have heard from you; I don't know if you have met with the family of Aqsa Parvez or not, or what their objections could possibly be to the headstone we had hoped to place at her gravesite. In any case, we are pursuing other options, but it is extremely unfortunate that we were apparently blocked in placing this headstone, and the implications of this are perhaps larger than you realize.
Not only is this a tacit endorsement of the honor killing of Aqsa Parvez and of honor killing in general, but please be aware also that the Islamic Society of North America, which apparently owns a good deal of your cemetery, was named an "unindicted co-conspirator" by the U.S. Justice Department in a case involving funding the jihad terrorist group Hamas. It was also named as an allied organization in an internal document of the international jihadist group the Muslim Brotherhood -- a document outlining that group's strategy for North America, in which it declared its intention of "eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house...so that Allah's religion is victorious over other religions."
I'm aware that our request may have put you in a difficult position. These are times that call for hard decisions and moral courage.
I will not be deterred. I will not stop. She will be remembered. You have my word.
UPDATE: My thinking is this: Robert and I are going to enlist help in contacting the city council of Mississauga (where Aqsa lived). Perhaps we can identify a spot, a location that will be more meaningful and more direct for Canadians, where we can plant a tree as a memorial.
But I am leaning toward a grove, an orchard of trees in Israel. The Aqsa Parvez Orchard - In honor of All of the Victims of Honor Killers. In addition, the designated name would be inscribed in American Independence Park in Jerusalem. It's $5,000, so we'd have to raise $1,000 more.
Previously related at Atlas: Aqsa's Memorial Garden