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Family Upset “Human Rights” Conference Has Deceased Daughter’s Name On It


Jessica Mokdad "loved Islam" according to her parents.

The decrepit vileness that is Pamela Geller knows no bounds. She is going ahead with her planned anti-“Human Rights Conference.”

Please see our previous coverage of Geller’s egregious attempt to use the suffering of Jessica Mokdad and her family for her own personal anti-Muslim and material advantage:

Family upset “human rights” conference has deceased daughter’s name on it

(Arab American News)

DEARBORN – A local Arab American family is angry over an upcoming ”human rights” conference that features the name of their deceased daughter, believing that its true goal is to push an anti-Islam agenda.

The Jessica Mokdad Human Rights Conference is scheduled to take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dearborn on April 29 at 5 p.m., and marks the one year anniversary of Mokdad’s death.

Mokdad was only 20-years-old when her step-father Rahim Alfetlawi shot her to death in Warren.

Following the fatal incident mixed reports about Alfetlawi’s motive for killing Mokdad were disputed. Family members of Mokdad and a prosecutor on the case say Alfetlawi was controlling, and obsessed with Mokdad.

The family says Alfetlawi wanted to have a romantic relationship with Mokdad. Others say it was a honor killing and religiously motivated, because Mokdad wasn’t following traditional Islamic customs and becoming “Westernized.”

“It wasn’t a honor killing at all,” a close friend of the family said. Speaking to The Arab American News by phone Macomb County Assistant Prosecutor, Bill Cataldo says there’s sufficient proof that religion was not a factor that triggered the crime.

He says days leading up to the incident Mokdad came forward to police with information about Alfetlawi, and also shared that information with a friend. The information is not being disclosed, because those who knew Mokdad well may be sensitive about it.

When Alfetlawi learned Mokdad had shared the information with police and a friend he became angry  according to Cataldo. She was found dead afterwards.

Conservative blogger Pamela Geller is hosting the conference. Geller is also the executive director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, and Stop Islamization of America. In a television interview Geller said she’s just trying to save other women from being the next Mokdad.

In a local televised interview, Cassandra Mokdad, the victim’s step-mother said that Geller is, “using Jessica as her poster child for anti-Islam.” Cassandra declined to speak, but has said she might make an appearance at the conference to let Geller know how she feels.

Geller refuses to remove Mokdad’s name from the conference despite requests from the family. Conference speakers include television host and author Michael Coren, human rights activist Nonie Darwish; Sudanese ex-slave Simon Deng; David Wood, one of the former Christian missionaries who was charged with preaching the peace at the Arab American International Festival in Dearborn; James Lafferty of the Virginia Anti-Shariah Taskforce, co-cost of the conference. Wood is from the group Acts 17 Apologetics.

The conference is dedicated to exposing what the group says is the plight of women under “Islamic Law in Dearborn.” Organizers say they chose the Hyatt in Dearborn to stand in solidarity with other women in the area who may be in danger or oppressed under Islam. In the past the city’s mayor and officials have took drastic measures to prove the fact that Islamic Law does not exist in Dearborn. There are also misconceptions that women in Dearborn are oppressed, another claim the mayor has rejected.

The Mokdad family friend has lived in Dearborn for 25 years, and says such claims about Dearborn and its women are not true. The Arab American Women’s Business Council is based in the city, and includes well educated Arab American professionals. “Dearborn is home to the 2010 Miss U.S.A.,” she said. “We have a very good community.”

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  • Zakariya Ali Sher

    More to the point, why doesn’t Jessica Mokdad’s family just SUE Pamela Geller? Their daughter is not famous, and they could certainly get away with suing for misrepresentation. After all, there is a reasonable assumption on the part of people who see terms like ‘Jessica Mokdad Human Rights Conference’ that the family is giving an endorsement to it, or getting some money from it. That’s obviously not the case here, so I say the Mokdads SHOULD sue Geller. Just like Rima Fakih SHOULD have sued Debbie Schlussel for claiming she had ties to Hamas.

  • Hatethehaterz

    If Gellar and other anti-Muslim bigots care so much about women, why aren’t they organizing conferences about all the Muslim women who have been killed and/or sexually assaulted by western forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and other places that are under invasion by western crusader scum? I’ll bet more Muslim women have been “accidentally” killed by drone strikes and other western bombings/attacks than any bigot term for domestic violence (“honor killing”). What about all the Muslim women assaulted in Bosnia? Oh that’s right, Gellar doesn’t even accept that as genocide. Ya she totally cares about women.

  • truth

    @ least in nigeria a chriatain has been caught planting a bomb in a car park. Though he is working for Boko haram. Boko haram is a group that is politically motivated they re just using religion as a cover what about that @ what?

  • Franczeska

    @”What?”: Why not answer the points Reynardine made in his post? Or have you conceded that crimes such as the one being discussed do indeed occur throughout the entire world to varying degrees and not just in societies that are majority Muslim and/or Arab?

  • Reynardine

    Infidel: Yes, they do. Brazilian courts are notoriously bad about letting wifekillers walk when these allege there was infidelity on the victim’s part, and I understand that, until recently, this was a legal defense. Anyone who saw a notorious film from the early sixties, “Divorce, Italian Style” knows that this was true in Italy at that date, too.

  • Black Infidel

    @Reynardine: They have honor killings in Brazil?

  • Reynardine

    You are surely good at setting up straw men, What (TF), but since you are such an enormous jackass, you should have no trouble eating them.

  • What?

    Reynardine. LOL. Next your going to tell me about how non-muslims have equal rights in muslim majority countries and groups like Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, and the Taliban are actually Christian groups designed to make Islam look bad like when the CIA and the Israelis blew up the World Trade Center to make Islam look bad.

  • Reynardine

    What (TF), if you think domestic violence, family tyranny, and gynocide are exclusive to Muslim families, you have been keeping your head in a garbage pail this many a long year. Both from a mental health standpoint and a legal one, I have put in a sickening amount of time dealing with pathological families that would put this one in the shade, and none were Muslim. Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Corsican, and other Christian cultures were engaging in forthright “honor” killings into the middle of the Twentieth Century, and the perpetrators of such crimes still frequently walk in Brazil. Get a grip, dammit!

  • What?

    So the people who were complicit in the girl’s death are upset her name is being used to criticize a form of domestic violence that is almost exclusively in Muslims communities. I would expect someone who was complicit in another persons death not to want exposure to it.

  • Reynardine

    A person can have both a stepfather and a stepmother if the parents have divorced and both have remarried.

  • pai

    Right on, Reynardine. She has a step-father and step-mother? Is that so, how does that work?

  • Black Infidel

    Christians trying to convert Muslims at a mosque:

    The loon’s website:

  • Abdul-Rahman

    It is such a transparent joke to have this idiot Geller (friend and supporter of of Anders Behring Breivik) claiming her and her ilk allegedly “care” about anyone especially a young Muslim woman who it seems was killed by a mentally deranged man (as happens all too often in the US and elsewhere, especially when mental health care is so restricted and underfunded). Geller and her ilk are the same people in the US government that claim they need to continue imperialist occupations to allegedly “protect women” (of course while they bomb and kill those same women they claim to be “protecting” i.e. the age old imperialist lie of claiming to be the supposed “civilizer” to justify imperialism one of the best examples the Conquistadors in Mesoamerica on another topic).

    Also what a collection of lying panelists Geller has lined up a bunch of Zionist liars and frauds; including a supposed “former slave” likely an SPLA militiamen from “south” Sudan the terrorist SPLA is famous for shooting down civilian Sudanese airliners, widely using child soldiers, and being a racist Dinka supremacist organization that has massacred and oppressed the minority Shilluk and Murle people of “south” Sudan (i.e. the part of Sudan the imperialist West cut off from what was once the largest nation in Africa

    David Hoile refuting the myth of supposed “slavery” in Sudan:

    Minister Louis Farrakhan telling truth on Sudan:

    The SPLA is; “little more than an armed gang of Dinkas…killing, looting and raping”

    The massive tribal warfare that has killed over 3,000 in the last few months throughout “south” Sudan

    Which include these “gems” from the Nuer tribal militia called the “Nuer White Army” in “South” Sudan;

    In late December 2011, several months after South Sudan gained its independence, The Upper Nile Times reported that the Nuer White Army had reformed and had issued a threat on Christmas Day 2011 to “wipe out the entire Murle Tribe on the face of the earth as the only solution to guarantee long-term security of Nuer’s cattle”.

    The lying imperialist scumbags like Geller and whatever Islamophobic liars she can gather around her are all equally refuted.

  • Shlupers

    @Reynardine: FINALLY! Somebody with a brain! *hug*

  • crow

    Pam geller is an ugly person inside and out. I’m sure her white trash posters are laughing and congratulying her for this abomination she is doing…

  • KnowingTheTruth

    It’s sick that Geller wants Muslim children killed by parents (honor killing or just pure killing)so she can spread more of her Nazi agenda. And yeah as always that tool Michael Coren supports this crap because he thinks that only Muslims kill their kids but Non-Muslims don’t.

  • Reynardine

    Are there women being oppressed in Dearborn? Yes, and everywhere else. Are women being oppressed under the rubric of fundamentalist Islamic beliefs? Yes, and under the rubric of fundamentalist Jewish beliefs, fundamentalist Hindu beliefs, and – in the United States- especially fundamentalist Christian beliefs. It’s called right-wing authoritarianism; it’s called misogyny; it’s called domestic violence, and it crosses every national, cultural, and religious border in the world.

  • I’d copyright the name to prevent these insensitive vultures from profiting from my child’s name if I were her parents.

  • TheBig-T

    ah Pamella Geller, the toilet of humanity
    everytime IT speaks, some poor person goes deaf

  • corey

    pam geller disrespecting a families wishes for “human rights.”

  • mindy1

    Who listens to this #$^ woman anyway??? She is no champion of human rights, someone please tell me who listens to her 😛

  • Al

    Geller is such a POS. She will get what she deserves in the end

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