ARAB-AMERICANS STAND UP FOR HONOR KILLING / Exclusive: Pamela Geller counters charge that Dearborn conference disallowed Muslims (WND-WORLD NET DAILY) by PAMELA GELLER 05/09/12)
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Our AFDI/SIOA Jessica Mokdad Human Rights conference on April 29 in
Dearborn, Mich., was the first conference of its kind, dedicated to
increasing awareness of honor killings and gendercide under the
Shariah. But in the aftermath of the highly successful conference,
Arab-American and Muslim groups continue to attack us instead of
focusing on the real problem: the victimization of girls in the
There are videos going around by Islamic supremacists such as the pro-
honor killing “journalist” Omar Baddar, new media coordinator at the
Arab American Institute (AAI), claiming that they were refused entry
to the Jessica Mokdad Human Rights Conference because they were Arabs
and Muslims. This is a fabrication out of whole cloth. In reality,
every attendee had to register, and we were overbooked. The furor
over these people who were supposedly denied entry, who actually had
not registered at all, is a manufactured nontroversy designed to
deflect attention away from the grim reality of Islamic honor killing.
Once again, the subject matter of our conference – the subjugation,
oppression and slaughter of women – was discarded and ignored, much
like the plight of these women themselves. And a distraction was
deliberately created to avoid the bloody truth.
Baddar and I had a ridiculous email exchange (which he selectively
edited for his video). Baddar’s video claims to “document” the
trumped-up anger and the well-worn myth of Muslim victimhood, but in
reality, Baddar and his cohort were agents provocateurs.
Here is what I wrote to Omar, encapsulating what this faux outrage is
really about. Of course, he left this email out of his video:
Ah, I see, Muslim women not getting into a sold out conference (which
they did not register for) is far more newsworthy and significant
than Muslim girls being slaughtered for wanting to live a free life
of their own choosing.
Got it. lml
Yours in liberty,
The point of registering guests was to avoid the chaos and attempted
shutdown of our event at Temple University. At Temple, the left and
Islamic supremacists took most of the seats in the audience and
turned the event into the silly zoo that pro-freedom activists have
unfortunately come to expect from events at universities all over the
country: loud, raucous know-nothing tools spewing illogical insults
into the ether with the sole purpose of stopping the truth from being
heard. Their furious and frenzied opposition to our message was
ironic in light of the fact that we were there to stand for the
freedom of the individual: the freedom of speech, the freedom of
conscience, and equal rights for women and non-Muslims in Muslim
societies as well as in Muslim communities in the West.
We weren’t going to let that happen in Dearborn. And thanks to top-
flight security personnel we hired just for this purpose, it didn’t.
We cannot allow pro-human rights events to be disrupted: The lives of
too many girls depends upon it. Any Muslim girl who needs help to
escape gender terrorism can contact us. We will get them safe harbor.
Shame on the women who accompanied Omar Baddar on his little smear
mission: Shame on them for providing cover for the most brutal, anti-
woman and oppressive ideology on the face of the earth.
If you have tears for anyone, weep for the victims, not the enablers.
And shame on Omar Baddar for harassing and trying to intimidate the
regular folks who were helping out with admission into the
conference. G-d bless our stout-hearted volunteers for taking the
The whole episode, meanwhile, shows that there is something
fundamentally broken in our culture. Imagine a society that extols
the supremacist tyranny of the Shariah while smearing and defaming
human-rights activists who are fighting for freedom and individual
rights over gendercide and gender apartheid.
USA Today’s coverage of the Islamic supremacist hate group denouncing
our Jessica Mokdad Human Rights Conference was typical. Did anyone
from USA Today even attend our conference or listen to the live
stream? The Detroit Free Press “reporter” whose story USA Today
picked up, Niraj Warikoo, is your typical useful idiot running the
press release of a tyrannical enemy that is seeking to destroy our
freedoms and our civilization from within.
Warikoo interviewed me; I told him: “Our goal is to raise awareness
about the phenomenon of Islamic honor killing in order to help bring
a stop to it. These girls have rights, too, they’re human beings, and
yet they’re completely forgotten in our politically correct culture.
We’re standing for the human rights of girls like Jessica Mokdad.”
About the counter-demonstration, I said to Warikoo: “These groups
should be standing with us in defense of the basic unalienable rights
of young Muslim girls and Muslim women in the West. Instead, they are
lining up in support of honor killing, gendercide, and the
subjugation and oppression of women.”
Warikoo used nothing of what I told him. Not a single word. Instead,
he gave a platform to those who opposed our conference.
Everyone who opposed our conference supports the killing of women
under the Sharia. Honor killings should get the kind of attentive
press that these jihadists get. But for that, the press would first
have to stop acting like the lapdog for Islamic supremacists that it
has become. (© 2012 WorldNetDaily.com, Inc. 05/09/12)
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