Aqsa Parvez rests unhonoured in a numbered gravesite

Update from Reader Sounder: CANADA: NO HEADSTONE MARKING HONOR KILLING VICTIM HELP ATLAS BUY AQSA PARVEZ A HEADSTONE

Dared to be different by Joe Warmington, Sun Media

“If not for a couple of her girlfriends, who put some flowers there, there would be nothing,” said a disgusted Tarek Fatah, founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress and author of Chasing a Mirage, The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State. “It’s disgraceful.”

“That girl was not a number,” adds Imam Syed Soharwardy, of the Al-Mamadinah Islamic Centre in Calgary and national president of Islamic Supreme Council of Canada. “She had a name and a life. It makes me sick.”

Speaking in general terms, Fatah said “a victim of an honour killing is always left in an unmarked grave. Imagine caring more about your faith than your child? When this happens, it shows they don’t give a damn about her and the fact a family has chosen to not put the name on a grave proves the point that they are embarrassed and gives an insight into honour killings.”

Soharwardy knows of “100 graves of women” killed because their families felt their actions brought disrespect upon them and their extreme version of Islam. And anybody “telling you” it is Islamic tradition to bury a person in an unnamed grave, says Soharwardy, is out-and-out “wrong.”

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