(trigger warning, ladies and lads)
By now, many of your heard about the death of Aqsa Parvez. My sentiments in regards to the people who who did this to her are in the title of this post.
My sentiments to the author of the following post on a Facebook group created in memory of Parvez cannot be expressed in human language. A screencap for your reading displeasure:
“Ho bag” (a hoe is a tool used commonly in gardening)? Really? So let me get this straight, you’re smart enough to breathe in and out by yourself… You’re smart enough to use a computer, even. And yet here you are, justifying a parent’s murder of a child. And invoking God in the same breath. I… I… Like I said, human language is failing me.
Further down, the poster claims to be a 16-year old Muslim girl on a “shared account” (is that even permitted?). “Oh but Natalia,” you’re going to say. “She’s just a kid. She’s probably brainwashed herself.” Probably. But 16 is old enough to know right from wrong.
Speaking of acquired wisdom, anyone out here know what it’s like to be violently choked? I do.
Wonder if our 16-year old pal knows what it’s like. Perhaps she might change her mind if she ever experiences it.
But daddy didn’t meant to kill her. She was still alive when she was found! That’s right! Daddy probably stopped when her eyes rolled back and her limbs no longer moved. So Daddy is a hero! He was just a wee wittle upset about his daughter becoming a gardening tool and all. Anyway, this sort of thing only happens to bad girls! I might have been a bad girl once, but I repented [let’s lay aside the notion of Aqsa as “bad girl” – a notion problematic in and of itself – and just feast our eyes on the irony of someone who was given the chance to “repent” for “bad” behaviour, and whose head does not, somehow, manage to explode from the cognitive dissonance of it all] ! So *I* know what I’m talking about and you don’t!
I’m glad to see that other people are calling the poster out on his or her behaviour. However, having read further, I also see more and more justifications and excuses for this act.
God help us all, really.
And God help those who will, once again, suffer – because the media is going to use this as another bludgeoning tool against normal Muslims who are just trying to live their life in Canada, and beyond (I mean, would Catholicism be to blame if her family were Catholic? Somehow, I doubt the mainstream media would forge that link). “Serene Silence” though? Part of the problem. Wish she’d stay true to her nickname and remain freaking silent, especially on a board dedicated to preserving the memory of the victim.