Some time ago Pamela Geller began to take up a collection to provide honor killing victim Aqsa Parvez with a headstone — at present Aqsa lies in an unmarked grave, plot #774 in Meadowvale Cemetery in Brampton, Ontario. I joined Pamela in this effort, which was a chance to honor Aqsa personally and to show those who commit honor killings that we in the West will not acquiesce in their devaluing and destruction of these human beings, and attempt even to erase their memories.
As things have developed, however, Aqsa’s family rejected the grave marker we had offered to place at her gravesite, which contained her name and dates and the legend “Beloved, Remembered, Free.” This was always their prerogative, but it is ironic in light of the fact that family members apparently stood idly by as Aqsa was brutalized and ultimately murdered by her father. They seem to prefer, in line with the honor killing ethos, that she continue to lie in an unmarked grave rather than be remembered. Meanwhile, the Islamic Society of North America, an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case, owns all the land surrounding the gravesite, preventing us from placing a monument near Aqsa’s grave.
Now, however, the Canadian town of Pelham has passed a resolution to honor Aqsa, and to stand up for victims of honor killing. Pamela, who for her efforts on this deserves the congratulations and thanks of everyone who wants to resist the jihad and Islamic supremacism, has the details.