12 December 2007

UPDATE: One small correction

In an earlier post, I pointed out that Mohamed Elmasry, President of the Canadian Islamic Congress, was being uncharacteristically silent on the Aqsa Parvez murder... but it turns out ol' Mo does indeed have something to say...

"I don't want the public to think that this is really an Islamic issue or an immigrant issue," said Mohamed Elmasry of the Canadian Islamic Congress.

"It is a teenager issue."
Well... thank goodness we cleared that up.

Damn teenagers... somebody should just, well... uh...

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UPDATE: Oops... here comes another little tweak
United Muslim Women of Canada's Anisa Ali said the public shouldn't assume that honour killings only happen in the Muslim community.

She said honour killings are not limited to Islamic countries like Pakistan, Jordan, Syria and Afghanistan.
I've gotta say, Anisa... we're a little old-fashioned around these parts.

Trotting out the venerable "all the other guys are doing it" defense... well, that just might not be your best move here.

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UPDATE2: CAIR-CAN weighs in
A spokesman for the Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN) said he is dubious of opinions that the girl's death resulted from a clash of cultures.

"Teen rebellion is something that exists in all households in Canada and is not unique to any culture or background," CAIR-CAN's Sameer Zuberi said in an interview.

"Domestic violence is also not unique to Muslims."
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LAST WORD: I'll have the Spinbot Special

Who knows how many hours it took for the obviously unapologetic weasel-wordsmiths at CTV news, to come up with a way to report this story... without actually using the word "strangle."

To quote (and I wrote it down, so I wouldn't screw it up) talking-head Lloyd Robertson...
"Her neck was compressed, to the point she couldn't breathe."
Good grief.

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
'neck compression' - makes it sound like some kind of yoga exercise. Nice.

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah...kill them...when they choose to dress in a certain style...???

All parent's deal with rebellion.
This was not a simple case of rebellion.

In the ME, his action would have been done in public and accepted.
Therein lies the problem.

Anonymous said...

Nice spin - "teenager problem" - when I dressed in a manner that my parents did not agree with, they chose to either ground me or take away the offending clothing. In our world, strangulation was not an option.

Anonymous said...

I guess now we can understand how 'guns kill people.'
(real conservative)

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon says... now we can understand how 'guns kill people"

truly, my friend, it's the hard heart that kills.

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syncrodox said...

Neo

Tarek Fatah was just on QR77 with Rob Breckinridge.

This man is the only Canadian voice of mainstream Islam that I have ever heard and he never fails to impress.

I do wonder where if he is the only voice. As a matter of fact I wonder where a lot of voices went.

For instance:

Status of Women Canada
The Council of Canadians
Maude Barlow
Karen Redman and Belinda Stronach, who recently released the LPC Pinkbook pointing to the problem of violence against women. (Maybe they have to be Womyn?)
Jack Layton and Olivia Chow.

Of course we have heard from Mohamad El Masry.

Fucking pathetic.

Syncro

Anonymous said...

Yup, blame the victim.

Neo Conservative said...

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"syncro says... Tarek Fatah was just on QR77 with Rob Breckinridge."

"This man is the only Canadian voice of mainstream Islam that I have ever heard and he never fails to impress."

i've seen tarek a number of times on tvo and he always comes across as an extremely reasonable man.

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Anonymous said...

'neck compression' - makes it sound like some kind of yoga exercise. Nice.

Move along, nothing to see here...

marginalizedactiondinosaur said...

makes me want to compress the neck of the MSM's

She said honour killings are not limited to Islamic countries like Pakistan, Jordan, Syria and Afghanistan.
This is true they are pretty much limited to wherever muslims live.

Anyone know of a non muslim teen who was honour killed. Err neck compressed.


When styles changed in the 50's and 60's there were thousands of teens killed right? Oh wait that was before open border infinite immigration.