Have you seen the plea Aqsa Parvez's mother, accomplice to the honor killing, made in court after the brutal murdering father and son pleaded guilty? The utter gall of a murdering mother.
Look how Aqsa's mother pleads for leniency in the sentencing of her husband and son. Did she plead for leniency for Aqsa when she was alive? Did she plead for leniency in all the beatings and humiliations Aqsa suffered? Did she help Aqsa to live? Did she do everything a mother should do to keep her child safe? Did she save her child's life?
How disgusting this woman is. She, too, should be thrown in jail for life, as an accomplice to her daughter's death and for the sheer hell that child had to endure while living in that homemade concentration camp of a house.
They wouldn't even mark her grave until two years of public pressure and embarrassment from Atlas readers forced ISNA to cover up their ugly practice of leaving the graves of honor victims unmarked. A year after Aqsa was laid in an unmarked grave, I, along with Atlas readers, raised the money for a stone. We contacted the cemetery, which was happy to help until the family said, no stone, we bought the plot. And ISNA (the Islamic Society of North America), which owned the whole cemetery, would not allow us to buy a rock, a tree, a bench, another plot ................ NO.
The jihadis wouldn't take it. I even called Aqsa's mom (the cemetery gave me her information) and told her we had raised the funds for a headstone and she could put whatever she wanted on it but she said, "we don't speak English." And hung up on me. Want to know more? Read this thread.
The following "Appeal for Pity" was entered into evidence at the sentencing of Waqas and Muhammad Parvez: A Mother's Words
I Mrs. Anwar Jan, the mother of late Aqsa Parvez, mother of Waqas Parvez, and wife of Muhammad Parvez.
I am the patient of diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol. I am still missing my late daughter. However she has been died since three years and will never come back again and when I think about my son and husband that they will be in jail for a long time. Maybe my husband will die in jail in this period then I cry hours and hours for all of them, that God give me punishment not to them. Your honour, my life is at corner and I do not have more power to bear all these pains. However I have many wishes and hopes to come to Canada for my family, but unfortunately my family has been broken.
I appeal to your great court to be mercy on my son and husband and reduce their punishment. PLEASE! PLEASE mercy on them. I am very obliged to your honour to read my pitiful appeal.
Anwar Jan is a murderer.
Aqsa had no privacy, not even in her bedroom, which had to be passed through by her parents whenever they went to their own room. A part of her bedroom wall was even removed, providing a view inside to her parents, her seven siblings or the wives of three of her brothers who also lived in the house.
Her telephone access was restricted. She was not allowed to socialize and had to go straight home after school and was expected to remain with her family on weekends.
And when she told her father in 2006 that she no longer wished to wear the hijab, the headscarf worn by some Muslim women, it was done at a school-arranged mediation with officials of the Children’s Aid Society and India Rainbow Services present.
He refused to permit it.
The familial conflict over Pakistani tradition and Western culture in the year leading to her slaying documented in court the so-called “honour killing” nature of the crime, a contention that was controversial at the time of her death.
The Parvez patriarch came to Canada from Pakistan in 1999 with his eldest son and was granted refugee status. In 2001, the matriarch, Anwar Jan, joined him along with their seven other children, including Aqsa who was 11.
“All of the women in the family dressed traditionally. None of the women in the family worked outside the home. The women were financially dependent on the men,” says an agreed statement of facts read in court.
“The marriages of all of the children were traditionally arranged. All the children married their cousins from Pakistan, who subsequently immigrated to Canada.”
A husband had already been picked out in Pakistan for Aqsa and arrangements between the families were underway.
A year before her murder, Aqsa confided to friends and school officials of arguments at home. She said a sister who also attended Applewood High School was spying on her and reporting to her father.
School officials met with her father on Sept. 17, 2007, court heard. He said he intended to pull Aqsa out of the public school and enrol her in an Islamic school. Aqsa was asked what she wanted and she said she wished to stay at Applewood. After discussions, he agreed to let her stay.
Privately, however, she told school officials she was afraid to return home because of what had taken place. She said that she had been told by her father to say she wished to leave.
“Aqsa told her counsellor that she was afraid her father would kill her because she did not say what she was supposed to,” according to the statement of facts.
The counsellor arranged for her to stay at a shelter that night. At the end of the school day she returned to the counsellor’s office, shaken. Her father and a sister were waiting for her outside the school. The counsellor took her out the back door and into a taxi to the shelter.[...]
The week before her death, as she lived at a friend’s house, she prepared a résumé in her quest for a part-time job.
“During this week, Aqsa appeared happy and determined to start a new life for herself,” says the statement. What she did not know was that her brother, Waqas, was trying to get a gun, telling a colleague that he was going to kill his sister and his father was going to take the blame.
On Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, Aqsa was waiting for a bus to take her to school. Before it arrived, Waqas pulled up in a van.
“Oh my God, he is here again,” she told a friend, adding she would be right back. She got into her brother’s van at 7:20 a.m.
Asqa was strangled in her room and her father called a family meeting — motioning with his hands how he had killed her — before, at 7:56 a.m., phoning 911 to say he had “killed his daughter” with his own hands.
At 8:03 a.m. police arrived and found Aqsa lying face up on her bed. She had no vital signs and blood dribbled from her nose.
Inside the home were 11 family members.