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I'm an Irish Girl, A Dubliner, with the 'Gift of the Gab' ... I like to talk & to tell you things. In Celtic times news, views and comment were carried from place to place by wandering Seanachaí ~ Storytellers ~ who relied on their host's hospitality and appreciation. I will need that from you too, as I venture to share Politics, Poetry, Laughter, Love, Life & everything in-between ... from Bog to Blog!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

It's International Women's Day!!

 “The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.”  
~ Winston Churchill ~ 
(The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899).

 Yesterday, March 8th, was International Women's Day & although I highlighted a previous blog here & posted on a lot of different forums, I've decided that I can't let the day pass unmarked on my public blog.  Especially,  as those who term themselves "Feminists" are so strangely silent on the plight of the Millions of  Women at the Mercy of the Mullahs in the Muslim World!!

Where is their fight against Female Genital Mutilations, Honour killings, Marriage for pre pubescent girls, Hanging, Caning, Stoning, Rape as social control etc??  Where is their outrage at Women being denied Education & equal access to basic rights in the whole Middle East, except Israel?  Leading feminist voices in the US and Europe remain unforgivably silent on the unspeakable oppression of women and girls in Islamic societies. And this cannot simply be attributed to a lack of interest in international affairs. Islamic subjugation and oppression of women happens in Western countries as well. Genital mutilation, forced marriage and other forms of abuse are widespread.

For instance, every year hundreds of Muslim women and girls in Western countries are brutally murdered by their male relatives in so-called "honour killings." Pamela Geller, the intrepid blogger at Atlas Shrugs website has steadfastly documented every case she has found. This year she ran an ad campaign on public buses and taxis in major US cities to raise public awareness of their plight. And for her singular efforts in championing the right to life of Muslim women and girls, she has been reviled by the Left as an anti-Islamic bigot.  I Love this woman & Caroline Glick, editor of  'The Jerusalem Post'  .... Both have made these & similar points frequently!!

If All the feminist community's policy of Ignoring Islamic oppression of women did was keep it out of the headlines it would still be unforgivable. But the fact is that by not speaking of the central challenge to women's rights in our times, the organized feminist movement are abetting Islam's unspeakable crimes against women and girls. It does so in two ways.

Tyranny unchallenged is tyranny abetted. And the first way that the organized feminist movement and the Left abet the oppression of women by Islamic authorities is by signaling to those authorities that they can get away with it. This truth is laid bare by the responses of Islamic authorities in the rare cases where their oppression of women has received Western attention.   Pressure works. In contrast, an absence of pressure empowers the oppressors.

The second way that the feminists and the Left they are a part of abetting Islamic oppression of women is through their animosity towards Israel. When the Shariah  besotted leaders of the Muslim world see the Western Left devote its energies to attacking Israel  ~  the only human rights and women's rights protecting country in the Middle East  ~ they see there is no reason for them to reconsider their willingness to tyrannize their women and girls.

Women in the Western world have some challenges to overcome because of our gender sometimes. But a sense of proportion is required here. These challenges are not overwhelming, systemic or in most cases life-threatening. And we have a certain freedom to do this without fear of annihilation.

On the other hand, hundreds of millions of women and girls throughout the Islamic world are daily terrorized by everyone from their families to their judges.  Yet, the very same "Feminists" attack Israel for building homes for Jews in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria while they all ignore the suffering of the women of Islam .... this speaks volumes about the degradation of the West under the Left's social and political leadership. It also tells non-leftist women in the West that being pro-women's rights and being a feminist are increasingly mutually exclusive.    At least in this womans opinion!

1 comment:

  1. Well I am feminist Jew and I do not believe women should be treated as chattel.

    I have spoken out against male dominion for decades. That said, I must also say that as long as islam is tolerated by anyone the behavior you decry will continue. As long as this evil religion is seen as a valid lifestyle these things you decry will continue.

    I am for the abolishment of islam.

    Where do you stand?

    As long as people support the ridiculous notion of freedom of islam (how's that for irony!), they themselves are guilty of this human bondage and social terrorism. Merely talking about it means nothing. MPO