Ads on Cabs Target Honor Killings Michal Elseth, Washington Times
Pakistani human rights activists demonstrate outside Parliament in Islamabad. in 2008 The brutality of recent "honor killings" and the police response have sparked outrage in Pakistan
In a follow-up to its "Leaving Islam?" bus campagin, Stop the Islamization of America has launched a "pro-freedom" cab ad campaign in Chicago against honor killings.
The campaign aims both to offer safety to girls in trouble and to raise awareness nationwide about a little-acknowledged problem. "Honor Killing Victim" is displayed on each ad, next to a picture of a victim of an honor killing in the West — two in the U.S., and one each in Britain and Germany.
Underneath, the ad reads, "is your family threatening you?" with a website, LeaveIslamSafely.com. "They wanted liberty They got death" flanks each ad.
Each of the Muslim girls featured on the ads — Americans Amina and Sarah Said and Noor Almaleki; German Gulsum Semin; and Briton Banaz Mahmod — was killed in attacks blamed on family members, reportedly for refusing an Islamic marriage, dating a non-Muslim, or becoming "too Americanized." The Semin and Mahmod deaths ended in murder convictions; the Saids and the Almaleki cases have murder charges pending against the fathers, though Yaser Said is a fugitive.
The campaign follows the attempted honor killing last week of Afshan Azad, the "Harry Potter" films star who was badly beaten last week by her Muslim father and brother for dating a non-Muslim.
The ads in Chicago are the first in a nationwide campaign that SIOA hopes will raise Amercans' awareness of the honor killings happening in their own country. According to a recent survey cited on SIOA's website, 91 percent of the honor killings worldwide and 84 percent of those in the United States are done by Muslims.
"Young Muslim girls must know there is an escape from their homemade concentration camps," said Pamela Gellar [sp], executive director of the group and a widely-read anti-jihad blogger.
Stop Islamization of America's (SIOA) next campaign to reach and educate the American people has hit the streets of Chicago, the first in a nationwide campaign: taxitops! I thought it was a perfect medium to get our message to the people who are hungry, tired of the lies and starving for information that the media is too afraid to provide.
HONOR KILLING AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
The taxis are a powerful medium to pull the curtain back on the obfuscation and deception on honor killings. Kudos to Jeff at the Verifone Company for understanding this new use of an old medium to spread the truth.
Phase II of SIOA's (Stop Islamization of America) pro-freedom ad campaign is twofold. Primarily it is to help girls in trouble, but it is also meant to raise awareness of the rise of honor killings in the West. Young Muslim girls must know that there is an escape from their homemade concentrations camps. This is a sub-campaign and logical follow-up to the "Leaving Islam?" bus campaign, which is soon to break in another major US city.
Last week, a beautiful young Muslim actress, Harry Potter star Afshan Azad, was badly beaten, but thankfully escaped death when her father and brother attempted to honor murder her. She was dating a non-Muslim.
It is important to note that “both [Azad’s] parents were born and educated in the U.K.” They were not unassimilated immigrants, which the media and the apologists always associate with honor killings in the West.
A question of Islamic honor: Police say 17,000 women are victims every year in the UK alone.
What does Islamic Law dictate as punishment for a parent who kills his or her child?
Consider Reliance of the Traveller: A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law: here
91 percent of honor killings worldwide are
84 percent of honor killings in US done by Muslims
These girls will not have died in vain. These girls are not invisible. Their terrible, miserable existences will be known, and their stories will save the lives of other girls and boys in trouble. Such misogyny was unheard of this country 30 thirty years ago -- the appeasement of Islam and the sharia will only serve to advance this grotesque ideology.
And while we see in rare instances in other cultures, it is clear that the Islamic legal toleration for honor killings leads to an increased rate of such killings among them.
This is growing problem that is being hidden and obfuscated by the big liberal press. It needs the spotlight of truth to expose the ugly terrible reality behind the wretched existence of these girls living under siege. The West is reluctant to speak of it, media whitewashes it, but knowing what we know about Aqsa Parvez's homelife (read the whole horrible account here) and Amina and Sarah's wretched home life (read here), it is time we stood up for these girls. This cannot stand in America.We must give these girls shelter from the storm.
Amina and Sarah Said ran away from their brutal home life and their "devout father," only to be lured back by their mother on Christmas day and then brutally tortured and murdered not 24 hours later, in an honor killing on New Years day. Autopsy here. Full Atlas coverage here.
Noor Almalaki was run over in an honor killing last November in Arizona by her father for being "too Americnaized" and not Muslim enough. She hung on to dear life for three days before succumbing to her wounds.
Gülsüm Semin was severely beaten (repeatedly), scared to death of her family (and rightly so), and ultimately brutally beaten beyond recognition and "honor" murdered because she refused forced Islamic marriage in Turkey.