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Honor Killings Awareness Campaign-Taxicab ads hit Chicago, first in nationwide campaign
Frontpagemagazine ^ | 7-14-10 | Jamie Glazov

Posted on 07/14/2010 4:08:40 AM PDT by SJackson

Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Pamela Geller, founder, editor and publisher of the popular and award-winning weblog AtlasShrugs.com. She has won acclaim for her interviews with internationally renowned figures, including John Bolton, Geert Wilders, Bat Ye’or, Natan Sharansky, and many others, and has broken numerous important stories — notably the questionable sources of some of the financing of the Obama campaign. Her op-eds have been published in The Washington Times, The American Thinker, Israel National News, Frontpage Magazine, World Net Daily, and New Media Journal, among other publications. She is the co-author (with Robert Spencer) of the soon to be released, The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America (forward by Ambassador John Bolton).

FP: Hi Pamela Geller, welcome back to Frontpage Interview.

Tell us about your new honor killing awareness campaign.

Geller: Thanks Jamie.

The honor killing awareness campaign is Stop Islamization of America’s (SIOA) next campaign to reach and educate the American people. Taxicab ads have hit the streets of Chicago, the first in a nationwide campaign.

The ads aim to educate the American people about the horrors of honor killing. They feature photos of honor killing victims with the question, “Is your family threatening you?” and the URL of the SIOA website LeaveIslamSafely.com.

This is phase II of SIOA’s pro-freedom ad campaign; its goals are twofold. Primarily it is to help girls in trouble, but it is also meant to raise awareness of the rise of honor killings in the West. Young Muslim girls must know that there is an escape from their homemade concentrations camps. This is a sub-campaign and logical follow-up to the “Leaving Islam?” bus campaign, which is soon to break in another major US city.

FP: And there is an urgency here isn’t there?

Geller: Absolutely Jamie, the urgency of the honor killing awareness campaign grows every day. Last week, a beautiful young Muslim actress, Harry Potter star Afshan Azad, was badly beaten, but thankfully escaped death when her father and brother attempted to honor murder her. She was dating a non-Muslim.

It is important to note that “both [Azad’s] parents were born and educated in the U.K.” They were not unassimilated immigrants, which the media and the apologists always associate with honor killings in the West.

Police say that 17,000 women are victims of honor killing in Great Britain every year. And it is happening in the U.S. as well: our campaign features three American honor killing victims. The ads feature photos of these girls:

Amina and Sarah Said: They ran away from their brutal home life and their devout Muslim father, Yaser Said, only to be lured back to their Texas home by their mother on Christmas Day 2007 and then tortured and murdered not 24 hours later, in an honor killing on New Years Day 2008. They were killed for dating non-Muslims. Yaser Said is still at large.

Noor Almalaki was run over by a car driven by her father in an honor killing in November 2009 in Arizona. He killed her for being “too Americanized” and not Muslim enough.

Gülsüm Semin was repeatedly and severely beaten by her family in Germany. Ultimately she was brutally beaten beyond recognition and “honor” murdered because she refused forced Islamic marriage in Turkey.

Banaz Mahmod was killed in her apartment in London by her father and his brother and four others because they didn’t approve of her boyfriend.

The triangle that flanks the ads in the front and in the back reads, “They wanted liberty, they got death.”

FP: What are the Islamic foundations to honor killing?

Geller: Jamie, Muslims are not the sole perpetrators of honor killings, but a recent survey showed that 91 percent of honor killings worldwide are committed by Muslims, and 84 percent of honor killings in the United States were done by Muslims.

This is no surprise. A manual of Islamic law approved by Al-Azhar University, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, stipulates 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.” In other words, Islamic law sets no penalty for a parent who kills his child.

Also, the legal codes of Jordan, Syria, and other Muslim countries have substantially reduced penalties for honor murders as compared to other murders, and Islamic clerics have resisted efforts to stiffen penalties for honor killings.

FP: And, without doubt, the fear and hatred of female sexuality that serves as a foundation to Islam engenders the fertile soil for Islamic honor killings.

So why this particular tactic of your new campaign?

Geller: This is a growing problem that is being hidden and obfuscated by the big liberal press. It needs the spotlight of truth to expose the ugly terrible reality behind the wretched existence of these girls living under siege. The West is reluctant to speak of it, media whitewashes it, but knowing what we know about Aqsa Parvez’s homelife (read the whole horrible account here) and Amina and Sarah’s wretched home life (read here), it is time we stood up for these girls. This cannot stand in America.

I thought the taxicab advertising was a perfect medium to get our message to the people who are hungry, tired of the lies and starving for information that the media is too afraid to provide. The taxis are a powerful medium to pull the curtain back on the obfuscation and deception on honor killings. Kudos to Jeff at the Verifone Company for understanding this new use of an old medium to spread the truth.

FP: What do you hope this campaign can help achieve?

Geller: What we hope to achieve is that these girls will not have died in vain. These girls are not invisible. Their terrible, miserable existences will be known, and their stories will save the lives of other girls and boys in trouble. Such misogyny was unheard of this country 30 thirty years ago — the appeasement to Islam and the Sharia will only serve to advance this grotesque ideology.

FP: What are the Islamic foundations to honor killing?

Geller: Jamie, Muslims are not the sole perpetrators of honor killings, but a recent survey showed that 91 percent of honor killings worldwide are committed by Muslims, and 84 percent of honor killings in the United States were done by Muslims.

This is no surprise. A manual of Islamic law approved by Al-Azhar University, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, stipulates 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.” In other words, Islamic law sets no penalty for a parent who kills his child.

Also, the legal codes of Jordan, Syria, and other Muslim countries have substantially reduced penalties for honor murders as compared to other murders, and Islamic clerics have resisted efforts to stiffen penalties for honor killings.

FP: And, without doubt, the fear and hatred of female sexuality that serves as a foundation to Islam engenders the fertile soil for Islamic honor killings.

So why this particular tactic of your new campaign?

Geller: This is a growing problem that is being hidden and obfuscated by the big liberal press. It needs the spotlight of truth to expose the ugly terrible reality behind the wretched existence of these girls living under siege. The West is reluctant to speak of it, media whitewashes it, but knowing what we know about Aqsa Parvez’s homelife (read the whole horrible account here) and Amina and Sarah’s wretched home life (read here), it is time we stood up for these girls. This cannot stand in America.

I thought the taxicab advertising was a perfect medium to get our message to the people who are hungry, tired of the lies and starving for information that the media is too afraid to provide. The taxis are a powerful medium to pull the curtain back on the obfuscation and deception on honor killings. Kudos to Jeff at the Verifone Company for understanding this new use of an old medium to spread the truth.

FP: What do you hope this campaign can help achieve?

Geller: What we hope to achieve is that these girls will not have died in vain. These girls are not invisible. Their terrible, miserable existences will be known, and their stories will save the lives of other girls and boys in trouble. Such misogyny was unheard of this country 30 thirty years ago — the appeasement to Islam and the Sharia will only serve to advance this grotesque ideology.



TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: islam

1 posted on 07/14/2010 4:08:43 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson

Detroit should be the next city they run these in.


2 posted on 07/14/2010 4:14:50 AM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to abdicate control of it to the government)
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To: SJackson
Police say that 17,000 women are victims of honor killing in Great Britain every year.

I sympathise with the article, but that's nonsense.

17,000 women are victims of ird-related violence in the UK each year: and a percentage of this is murder. There are not 17000 ird killings a year in the UK

3 posted on 07/14/2010 4:24:57 AM PDT by agere_contra (Obama did more damage to the Gulf economy in one day than Pemex/Ixtoc did in nine months)
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An outreach center at Ground Zero won't be enough to get most Americans to accept this ideology.

Death to Deserters-Egyptian family that faces a death sentence for conversion to Christianity

4 posted on 07/14/2010 4:26:04 AM PDT by SJackson (most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it, M Sanger)
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To: SJackson

In America we have to run ads against a religon that believes in murder,
Is this what the Founders meant when they wrote of the right to practice your faith in freedom??

I don’t think so.


5 posted on 07/14/2010 4:28:02 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SJackson

God bless the courage of these people who run the organization and protect those who wish to leave Islam.


6 posted on 07/14/2010 4:51:26 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Venturer
In America we have to run ads against a religon that believes in murder,
Is this what the Founders meant when they wrote of the right to practice your faith in freedom??

I don’t think so.

I was always taught that freedom ends when it violates another's right to life , liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The mistake our society is making is in seeing islam as a religion and not as the death cult that it is.

7 posted on 07/14/2010 4:58:37 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: agere_contra
Indeed, we might be in a a mess over here but 17,000 such killings is a fantasy figure. Thanks for pointing that out.
8 posted on 07/14/2010 5:01:29 AM PDT by vimto (To do the right thing you don't have to be intelligent - you have to be brave (Sasz))
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To: vimto

ONE honor killing is unacceptable!!!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 07/14/2010 5:09:19 AM PDT by Broker (Genesis 18: 22-33)
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To: Broker; vimto

The article linked from that “17,000” figure is about honor-related violence, which is bad enough but not all murders by any means (but, yes, one such murder is way too many, and all the beatings and forced marriages and associated crap is hideous, too)

Meanwhile, another thread indicates that Elena Kagan’s Harvard Law School accepted $20 million from Saudi barbarians to establish a program in Islamic “Sharia” law (so-called law)..... so we have the lofty authorities of Harvard Law School now promoting and honoring “Sharia” law idiocies while young girls are being beaten, murdered, and/or forced into unwanted marriages, etc.

Yes, western civilization is under ASSAULT, both from without and from within...... seeing people like the Obamas and Kagan and Holder take over the highest “legal” authorities in our nation is truly terrifying under these circumstances!!


10 posted on 07/14/2010 5:34:26 AM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: highlander_UW
Then Minneapolis.
11 posted on 07/14/2010 5:35:27 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy (Tagline vitriol postponed until July 25, 2010)
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To: SJackson; xzins
Civilization is under assault and the USA is about to have a new Supreme Ct. justice who is on the side of the barbarians:

Kagan's "Sharia Problem" ... the decline of western civilization
12 posted on 07/14/2010 5:39:54 AM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: Ready4Freddy
Then Minneapolis.

Sounds like a plan...of course I'm not the one running the ad program.

13 posted on 07/14/2010 5:47:10 AM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to abdicate control of it to the government)
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To: Venturer

The founders never imagined in their wildest dreams that the ancient enemy of western civilization would move in and run the place.


14 posted on 07/14/2010 8:33:58 AM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: SJackson

I was in Chicago over the weekend and saw this on some of the taxis downtown. I was pretty surprised, as I did not know the campaign had been started there.


15 posted on 07/14/2010 10:35:22 AM PDT by tarawa
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To: SJackson

Bless Pam Geller and keep her safe. She does great work.


16 posted on 07/14/2010 12:34:02 PM PDT by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: tarawa

Daley and the local news scum are going to have a fit!


17 posted on 07/14/2010 12:43:37 PM PDT by roofgoat
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To: agere_contra

Good catch.


18 posted on 07/14/2010 1:22:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Broker

Indeed, quite right, I do not condone any Islamic cowardly violence for one second.


19 posted on 07/15/2010 10:41:04 AM PDT by vimto (To do the right thing you don't have to be intelligent - you have to be brave (Sasz))
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To: Enchante

Point totally accepted. Islam and free society cannot mix.


20 posted on 07/15/2010 10:42:40 AM PDT by vimto (To do the right thing you don't have to be intelligent - you have to be brave (Sasz))
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To: Enchante

BTW there are a too many non-muslims who are too handy with their fists on their women. It usually isn’t in the name of religion but the influence of alcohol.


21 posted on 07/15/2010 10:45:37 AM PDT by vimto (To do the right thing you don't have to be intelligent - you have to be brave (Sasz))
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