100 freedom lovers, patriots, and opponents of Islamic law converged in Lykes Gaslight Park today on a hot afternoon in Tampa, Florida, to denounce Hillsborough County law enforcement for its sanction of honor killings in the criminal cover-up of the honor killing of Fatima Abdallah.
Robert Spencer, Nonie Darwish, David Caton and Larissa Scott all spoke -- all gave voice to the voiceless, the voiceless Muslim woman who lived in abject terror. She was betrayed not once by the West, but twice: in life, but also in death. It is clear even to Helen Keller that Fatima Abdallah was murdered. It is beyond any shadow of a doubt. And that means that Hillsborough police and medical examiner Laura Hair are complicit in a cover-up of this murder. Why? Who is paying them? Who is threatening them into silence?
A well-placed source in the medical examiner's department said that a number of people had expressed grave concern at Hair's decision to classify the death of Fatima Abdallah as a suicide, and thanked us profusely for holding this rally and for demanding answers. They pointed out to me that officials from the medical examiner's office were strangely silent. Why weren't they out here at the rally? Why didn't they come and explain their determination and their findings? Their silence speaks volumes.
Photo right: At the end of the rally, about 50 of the protesters approached a Fox News van that was parked 100 feet from the event but was not covering it. I asked the puffed-up Fox News reporter Peter Linton-Smith, who was channeling Peter Jennings, how the media could not be interested in a story that dehumanizes women, devalues Muslim girls, and gives state sanction to honor killings. And while I didn't hold him responsible, I explained to him that this silence is terrifying to any Muslim who is living in a devout Muslim household with aspirations of being free. When I spoke to him cajolingly, as if he were a mental patient, he defiantly insisted that no one tells him what stories he should or shouldn't cover. I said, "But you're a newsman." *Crickets chirping*
The Hillsborough County police and the medical examiner are aiding and abetting the importation into the United States of Islam's positive stance toward honor killings. In Jordan, Syria, and elsewhere, penalties are less for honor murders than for other murders. This whitewash and cover-up of what was almost certainly the honor murder of Fatima Abdallah is a significant step toward bringing that injustice and inequality here. We will not stand for it. We demand equality of rights for all people.
Robert Spencer speaketh
UPDATE: Thanks to HP for sending below:
SATURDAY, JUNE 11th, she will be the guest of Fort Lauderdale Tea Party. Special event is being held from 3:00PM - 5:30PM, at Nick's Italian Restaurant, located at 3496 North Ocean Blvd, Fort Lauderdale 33308 ( click HERE for directions). Space is limited so please RSVP via eamil to [email protected] . Sign-in & pay downstairs 2:30-3:15 - Buffet served between 3:00-4:00, cost: $10.00 plus tax includes buffet style meal - Drinks additional at the bar. Ms. Geller will be addressing the Islamization of America and other national security issues.
SUNDAY, JUNE 12th, Pamela Geller will be doing a private viewing of her new documentary “THE GROUND ZERO MOSQUE: SECOND WAVE OF THE 911 ATTACKS”, ALL proceeds going to the troops - CRCC. This event is being held at 3:00PM at Worldwide Christian Center Church, located at 450 North Powerline Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33069-2262 ( click HERE for directions). Tickets are available at the door or you can purchase them via PayPal by visiting us at http://www.Florida4Troops.org. Speakers, other than Ms. Geller, are Beverly Perlson of Band of Mothers, Pastor Dozier, Colonel Mike McCalister, Joe Kaufman of Americans Against Hate and LIVE music with JD Denner and Treebo.
Please join us for this wonderful benefit. You can get more info athttp://www.florida4troops.org/ as well as information on items they need most.
Tickets prices are as follow: $25 regular admission, $50 special pricing (admission + autographed DVD), $100 donation (admission + autographed DVD + picture with Pamela Geller).