Dhimmi pseudojournalists abound. In “Toronto Star: Don’t judge Karla Homolka. She loves her sister Tammy more than you do,” June 22, the brilliant and courageous Ezra Levant righteously skewers the Toronto Star’s politically correct abetting of Islamic honor killing (thanks to Kathy Shaidle):
Can you believe this disgusting man, comparing Aqsa Parvez’s murder — an “honour killing” because she refused to dress like a chattel owned by the males in her family — to the heartwarming, light-hearted culture clashes in Bend it Like Beckham or Yiddish stories?
Honour killings? It’s a problem every immigrant has! It’s part of the great American dream, really!
Other than the 3% of Canadians who are Aboriginal, the rest of us are immigrants or children of immigrants. Have you ever heard of this sort of honour killing before, in our nation’s 400-year history?
Or Coyle’s claim that the 41-year age gap between father and daughter was the cause?
Is he serious?
Jim Coyle and the Toronto Star are racist. Abiding honour killings is racist. It’s sexist. It’s anti-feminist. It’s precisely the thing the Star claims to be against. But they’re not. They’d rather be politically correct than stand up for the rights of women and children.
They’d rather be politically correct than stand up for secular values like gender equality.
They’d rather be politically correct — and for Aqsa Parvez to be dead — than to offend Parvez’s murderous brother and father.
Even after the murder is done, even as the grave was still fresh, the Star still clings to their bigotry.
And it is bigotry. Accepting this extreme, deadly misogyny is bigotry: the soft bigotry of low expectations. Jim Coyle and the Star don’t think Muslims can be any better. They don’t think they can hold them to higher standards. So they excuse and explain.