November 16, 2009, - 11:37 am
How do you go from–less than two months ago–rightfully condemning a mother for sending her daughters to what she knew would be their murder by their Muslim father . . . to making her a featured speaker at your anti-honor killing rally?!
That’s a question you’ll have to ask Pamela Geller, who–as is her recent SOP with me–ignored my e-mails to her, including two asking her why she invited Patricia Said a/k/a “Tissie,” mother of the late Sarah and Amina Said (honor killing victims) , to speak at the rally she organized, today, in Ohio for Fathima Rifqa Bary, the teen convert to Christianity seeking to get away from her Muslim parents. The rally is set to take place at noon. This is the woman who–less than two months ago–called Patricia Said, “the Mom From Hell” and a “murderous mom.” That’s exactly what Mrs. Said still is, despite her current “rehabilitation” by Pamela, who a few weeks ago said, “she deserves jail and knows it.”
As those of us who’ve followed the story (I was the first to blog about it and call it an honor killing) have known all along, Tissy was in on the child abuse and honor killings of her daughters from day one. It’s well detailed in this extensive Dallas Observer piece. Given all of this, it’s kind of funny to read Pamela’s “not on my watch” comments about Patricia Said, seven weeks ago, and now see her as an invited speaker on Pamela’s “watch,” whatever that is.
It boggles the mind that any sane, principled person truly against honor killings would invite this woman, Patricia Said, to speak at such a rally. If she was Rifqa Bary’s mother, the Bary teen would be dead by now, with her help. And her complicity in the murders of her daughters is aside from the fact that, when they were alive, Mrs. Said repeatedly allowed her husband to sexually molest her daughters. Only her great-aunt, Gail Gartrell, and her late mother coerced her to finally make a report to police on the molestation.
From: Debbie Schlussel email@example.com
Date: Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 8:09 PM
Subject: PAMELA, Y R U having Tissy Said @ rally? She helped kill her daughters
To: pamela geller firstname.lastname@example.org
Instead of answering my question, Pamela ignored it and covered her ass–choosing to deceive readers of her Atlas Shrugs website with creative editing and removing Patricia Said’s name and changing it to “honor killing victims’ family members.” (It should have read “co-conspirators in honor killings.) But Said will be there, courtesy of Pamela, who organized the rally and paid for Tissie Said’s travel to and lodging for the event. But, hey, Pamela told third parties that it will be “powerful.” Riiiight. Perhaps, after reading this, at the last minute Pamela–to save face, but not because she’s discovering anything she didn’t know well–will ask Said not to speak. But don’t be fooled. Less than two months after calling this woman a “co-murderer” and saying she should be in jail, Pamela invited her to the event.
That Pamela would invite this woman–and pay for her to be there–is telling. Pamela preferred symbolism over substance, and this isn’t the first time. Her “excuse” is that she wants a mother of an honor killing victim to speak. Um, yeah, the “mother” who sent her kids to their death and, before that, forced them into a life of abuse. It’s a source of pain and disgust to Gail Gartrell, Sarah and Amina Said’s great-aunt. As you’ll remember, Mrs. Gartrell, the only living relative who (along with her husband) fought the Islamic persecution of her great-nieces, contacted me before any other media source to agree with me that, yes, this was an honor killing. Mrs. Gartrell fought to protect her great-nieces, and the person whom she had to fight was the speaker at Pamela’s rally.
It’s really sickening and should be a wake up call for people.
It’s really too bad. Honor killings are a horrible tragedy. But they don’t happen without the complicity of parents–usually both of them, as in the case of Sarah and Amina Said. It pains me to write this because I’ve done much to help Pamela–some of it at her request and much of it because it was the right thing to do–over the years. Among many other things, that includes going out on a limb and criticizing Michelle Malkin for stealing her story on Rachael Ray, the keffiyeh, and Dunkin’ Donuts. And when ABC News and CNN Headline news wanted to interview me on the story, I told them that Pamela had broken it and suggested they contact her, which both did.
Now, Pamela knows better on Patricia Said (and many other things) . . . but she’s doing it anyway. Some people say “not on my watch,” but not only don’t they really mean it, they enable the perpetrators. There are warriors, and then there are pseudo-warriors, who casually throw principle to the wind whenever it’s convenient.
Wake up call, people.
Tags: Amina Said, Atlas Shrugs, Fathima Rifqa Bary, Gail Gartrell, Honor Killings, Pamela Geller, Patricia Said, rally, Rifqa Bary, Sarah and Amina Said, Sarah Said, Tissy, Tissy Said