It’s at minute 28:23 — the imam starts railing against Pamela Geller for our Jessica Mokdad Conference on Honor Killing. We named the conference after Jessica Mokdad because, according to Fox News Detroit, “she left home and wasn’t following Islam.” Pamela Geller has more background and details on the conference here.
This imam’s words are unconscionable and clearly constitute incitement. If the mainstream media narrative about Islam were true, this imam and others would be standing with us against Islamic honor killing. There will be more and more honor killings in the West until Western authorities have the courage to address its root causes, but that day may never come. Islamic teaching contains a justification for the practice, and no one dares speak against something that is taught in Islam.
It is no accident or coincidence that Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. A manual of Islamic law certified as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy by Al-Azhar University, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, says that “retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2). In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law.
The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders. Iraqi women have asked for tougher sentences for Islamic honor murderers, who get off lightly now. Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.'” And in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”
And here an imam in Dearborn, Michigan brands as a “bigot” a courageous freedom fighter who dares to stand against this practice.