Fox News Detroit ran an incredibly irresponsible, unfair and biased piece on TV last night (video above), along with a similarly flawed news article. The thrust of both is that the Mokdad family is angry about our Jessica Mokdad Human Rights Conference, coming up April 29 in Dearborn, Michigan. They’re insisting that Jessica’s murder was not an honor murder, and Fox reporter Alexis Wiley gives the impression that the only person saying it was an honor killing is Pamela Geller. Wiley doesn’t bother to present any of the evidence that it was an honor killing.
evidence that this was an honor killing was left out of this story. The
last recorded dispute between Jessica Mokdad and her stepfather was
over over the wearing of the hijab (head scarf) (http://
www.arabamericannews.com/ news/ index.php?mod=article&cat=C ommunity&article=4322),
which he originally forced her to wear (just as in Aqsa Parvez’s honor
killing). She didn’t want to wear it, thereby bringing shame on him and
the family. This report is typical for the mainstream media and unworthy
of FOX, which, while not perfect, is generally much better than its
competitors: Alexis Wiley doesn’t bother to give even a shred of the
evidence that it was an honor killing, and instead gives the impression
that it is something I am making up. She doesn’t mention that initial
reports were quite clear — a shocking thing for the mainstream media
— that her stepfather killed Jessica because she “wasn’t following
Islam” (report from TwinCities.com reprinted here: http://
atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com /atlas_shrugs/2011/05/ jessica-mokdad-islamic-hono r-killing-in-michigan.html ) and was “not adhering to Muslim customs” (http:// www.startribune.com/local/ 121175819.html).
The Daily Mail reported: “Devout Muslim stalks his step-daughter over four states ‘before killing her for being too Western’.
Read more: http://
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ article-1383603/ Devout-Muslim-stalks-step-d aughter-states-killing-Wes tern.html#ixzz1lIMmyrp3.
The Daily Tribune Reported: News.
Stepfather charged with murder in Warren, upset victim didn’t adhere to Muslim customs.
www.dailytribune.com/ articles/2011/05/03/news/ doc4dbff0f36037f544732591.t xt
And Alexis Wiley’s own report for FOX Detroit reported it as an honor
killing as well: Wiley reported, “He forced her to wear a traditional
head scarf instead of allowing her to make that decision on her own, and
when she stopped wearing a scarf, friends say he became furious.”
www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/ news/alexis_wiley/ 20-year-old-woman-dead;-ste pfather-charged-with-murde r
But Wiley gives no hint of the existence of these reports or her own.
Why? Who is paying off Alexis Wiley? Or is it that she is scared,
intimidated, afraid to “offend Islam”? Or is it that her political
correctness makes it impossible to think of Muslims as anything but
- Kayla Chuba You were her friend. You do know.
FOX News, April 11, 2011 reported you saying the following:
“He forced her to wear a traditional head scarf instead of allowing her
to make that decision on her own, and when she stopped wearing a scarf,
friends say he became furious.
“She just wants to express herself the way she wants and not what he wants,” said friend Kayla Chuba.
That’s why her friends helped her escape.
“She packed up all her stuff. She told me she put it in a bush. She
acted like she was taking out the garbage so he wouldn’t see all her
stuff packed,” Chuba said.
i know what i said but of course they didnt put everything I said.
There is more to the story and its not right to use her name. Jessy
loved Islam and she was very proud to be a muslim. That girl meant alot
to me and to alot of people and you are hurting her family and friends
this is not right and I will fight for her no matter what.
Why did Kayla Chuba change her story? And if “they didn’t put down everything [she] said,” what else could she have possibly said that would mitigate the fact that he was angry with Jessica for refusing to wear the hijab (which was also the immediate cause of the honor murder of Aqsa Parvez)? Did someone speak to Kayla Chuba and tell her she needed to change her story? And why was Alexis Wiley so compliant in putting together a story that exonerated Islam from any role in the killing — even though her new story contradicts her old one?