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Opposing honor killing is 'Islamophobia'?
We held our AFDI/SIOA Jessica Mokdad Human Rights conference last Sunday in Dearborn, the first honor-killing conference of its kind. Hundreds converged upon the Hyatt to join Robert Spencer and me and a full roster of luminaries to educate, elucidate and shine a light on the ugly and brutal atrocities under the Shariah. As expected, the goons, thugs and Muslim supremacists were also out in force. It seems that Islamic supremacists support murder for "honor," for these subversive groups energetically opposed our conference dedicated to exposing the plight of women under Islamic law on the first anniversary of the honor murder of a Muslim girl in Michigan, Jessica Mokdad.
When we first called the conference, which we did to increase awareness of honor killings and gendercide under the Shariah, the only attention the media paid to it at all was to give a platform to the Mokdad family, which was whining that Jessica's name was being used. Such grief – so touching the way so many Muslims go into "protect Islam" mode and not "protect our girls."
We named the conference after Jessica because she was the victim of an honor killing. Her family should be standing with us instead of denying this. Darwin Jiles, a close friend of Jessica and a powerful speaker at our conference, has said that "Jessica was someone who wanted to have liberties, like every other young lady that is born in America outside of the traditions of Islam are able to do, to pursue her own happiness and to pursue her own dreams." About Jessica's stepmother, Cassandra, who claims it was not an honor killing, Jiles said: "Cassandra really is portraying a false picture. And Pamela has every right to place the conference to be named after Jessica in regards to this, because it was Islam that caused her death."
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