An open letter to the Canadian PM, Justin Trudeau, from ACT for Canada leader, Valerie Price:
The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) has asked you to designate January 29 as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia commemorating the Quebec City Mosque shooting.
Will you also be considering a National Day of Remembrance and Action on June 30 for Zainab, Sahar, Geeti Shafia and Rona Amir Mohammed, drowned by their father Mohammed, step-mother Tooba Yahya, and brother Hamed? Will you consider a day of remembrance for Aqsa Parvez on December 10, strangled by her father and brother for refusing to wear a hijab? October 22 for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo? October 20 for Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent?
When a Muslim goes on a killing spree, it is nothing to do with Islam and police are stationed at mosques to protect Muslims from Islamophobia. When Muslims are killed, it has everything to do with Islam(ophobia), and police are stationed at mosques to protect Muslims from Islamophobia
How do you choose between Muslim killers and Muslim victims? Are all lives not precious? The Quebec City mosque killing was a tragedy. I strongly condemn all forms of violence, including violence motivated by hatred and bigotry, and I call on all Canadians to affirm their commitment to civil, open dialogue and non-violence. But it is wrong to commemorate the victims of one tragedy with a Day of Remembrance while ignoring the victims of others. The question that many Canadians will ask is “why?”.
[Editor: I would like to add that the number of honour killings of women in Canada by Muslim men is an order of magnitude higher in my estimate than is reported, as much like Islamic Terrorism itself, the government-media complex attempts to suppress reportage of it in order to preserve the narrative that Islam is not a violent or illiberal doctrine.
I have heard personal anecdotes from people about honour killings that they knew personally about in Ottawa and were never reported as such, although the police certainly were involved after the fact with the incidents.]