Pamela Geller hate Rally in Dearborn Today; Local Muslims Reject Conference’s Message
In hate group leader Pamela Geller’s view pretty much every case of domestic violence against women in a Muslim household is an honor killing or shariah in practice, while she ignores the domestic violence in other religious groups and tribes. There are Hindu, Sikh, Christian, and Tamil tribes in Africa and the sub continent of Asia who will kill family members over honor, and Pamela tries to pretend that there aren’t any fundamentalist Christian fathers who have ever killed a daughter because she ‘shamed’ the family.
She does this because it allows her to pose as a rights activist while waging a rabid campaign of hate against Muslims.
Violence against women is a serious problem, and in areas where tribal purity and religious exclusivity is practiced honor killing must be protested. Violence against women is also a serious problem here in the us, but the evil of it is not owned by just one religion.
Anti-Islam activists from across the U.S. are in Dearborn today for a conference they say is needed to rescue Muslim women. Called the Jessica Mokdad Human Rights Conference on Honor Killings, it’s named after a 20-year-old Muslim woman killed in Warren last year.
But Muslim women in metro Detroit are rejecting the conference’s message, saying it promotes hatred of Islam and Arab Americans. And Mokdad’s family also strongly objects to the conference, saying they don’t want her name being used to promote hate.
On Friday, Macomb County Assistant Prosecutor Bill Cataldo, who is chief of homicide, told the Free Press that Mokdad’s death was not related to Islam or culture.
“It’s not a case based on honor,” Cataldo said. “The family objects to them using her name.”
In response to the anti-Islam conference today, Arab-American groups plan to hold a separate conference nearby in Detroit that speaks out against bigotry.
Organized by several Arab-American organizations, it’s called Rejecting Islamophobia: A Community Stand Against Hate.
Mokdad was shot dead last April in Warren by her stepfather, Rahim Alfetlawi, who faces first-degree murder charges.
@sarahposner will be at the counter conference along with many others