The specter of honor killings by immigrants from Muslim nations continues to haunt North America, the recent convictions by a Canadian court for the murder of three daughters and the wife of a polygamous Afghan immigrant being just the most recent example of a horrific trend that is ubiquitous in other parts of the world.
That’s why the work of courageous Muslim apostate, best-selling author, and woman’s rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali is absolutely essential. Through the AHA Foundation she’s managed to shine a spotlight upon the casual brutality that marks the lives of too many Muslim women living in the West. In order to celebrate Valentine’s Day, which is just around the corner, might I suggest buying something from this fine organization’s website, or perhaps their Cafe Press shop?
Initially conceived as a way of honoring early Christian martyrs, specifically, Saint Valentine, Saint Valentine’s Day need not be a reflection upon bloodshed and lives lost. Instead, let’s do something this February 14th to help young women entitled to live and love as they see fit, and who should be able to do so without being hindered by the systemic terror imposed by their family and facilitated by the apathy of their adopted nations’ governments.
Skip Kay, and buy something more precious than jewelry this Valentine’s Day.