I will be appearing on Ezra Levant's show "The Source" on SUN TV and Straight Talk with Jerry Agar on the same network today to discuss the lawsuit we filed against Edmonton in Canada for taking our ads after a handful of Muslims complained.
The ad was designed to provide Muslim women and girls with help, should they feel threatened. The ad was also designed to challenge and repudiate the opinion that honour killings are in any way acceptable or justified. The ad also sought to change public attitudes, to bring support for gender equality and the rule of law.
The ad featured seven women who were honour killed because they preferred to live by Western and progressive values rather than medieval or fundamentalist values, and to assert their equal dignity as human beings.
Honour killing typically occurs because a woman is considered to have sullied the family's honour through some sexual indiscretion or even through perceived immodesty; her killing is considered to cleanse the family's honour.
Honor violence, honor murder, is not just a tribal custom; it’s Islamic law.
Girls threatened with honor killing need and deserve protection.
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"In Canada, Defending Girls from Islamic Honor Killings Is 'Racist', Pamela Geller, Breitbart
In Canada today, helping Muslim girls is “racist.” Edmonton Transit last year caved in to Islamic supremacist demands and took down bus ads sponsored by my organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), offering help to Muslim girls who were living in fear of honor killing. But we are fighting back. We’ve initiated a court action to defend free speech – which is supposed to be protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Nowadays it seems increasingly in both the U.S. and Canada that free speech is only allowed to those whose positions are popular. But the whole purpose of free speech, the foundation of any free society, is to protect people who tell unpopular but necessary truths. If any group has the power to censor messages it doesn’t like, society is no longer free.