This letter was published over at The National Post.
I just returned from a talk given by “controversial” blogger and author Pamela Geller in Toronto. I sat in the very front row, so I’m pretty sure I heard clearly every word she spoke. My verdict is that she’s brilliant, eloquent, humorous, beautiful and full of love.
She did not say anything negative about Muslims. In fact, for those who remember Aqsa Parvez, the Mississauga Muslim girl who was murdered in 2008 by her father and brother in an “honour killing,” Ms. Geller, an American, played a role in this tragedy. For Aqsa had been buried according to family wishes in a numbered plot, never to be remembered.
Learning of this, Ms. Geller stepped in and raised $5,000 to purchase a proper headstone for the young girl, which the family showed no interest in. There is now a memorial to Aqsa Parvez and other “honour killing” victims in a grove at the American Independence Park in Israel.
Does this sound like a Muslim hater or someone to be feared?
Barry Lubotta, Toronto.