Mohammed believed in women's rights, says poster campaign. Oh, really?

Douglas Murray

This week sees the launch of a hilarious new campaign called “Inspired by Muhammad” (as we are now all expected to spell Mohammed). It claims to want to “improve the public understanding of Islam and Muslims”. It is being strongly pedalled by taxpayer-funded Muslim organisations. Which makes it another nice example of the British people being preached to and proselytised in an Islamic way, presumably at our own expense.

Vlad Tepes takes it a step further:

“Inspired by Muhammad”

There is a website called, ‘Inspired by Mohamed’ which is an attempt to sell Islam to British people as if it was some wayward form of Tibetan Buddhism.

This has annoyed the hell out of a lot of people not the least of whom is one of Vlad’s readers, ‘Proud Kaffir’ whos lucid and cutting comments you will find on many of our posts as well as his most excellent drawing of Mohamed he contributed to Vlad’s ‘Everybody Draw Mohamed day’ video.

PK makes his point as well. I bet a lot of you can come up with some more ideas for this series. I say we keep it going. Post your suggestions for Proud Kaffir in the comments. I have a few of my own such as, ‘Murder the husband and son of a family right in front of the wife and mother of them, then rape the surviving woman and tell everyone its OK, you “married” her. Then use the fact that you slaughtered all these people cause they where Jews who wouldnt follow you as messiah and raped and enslaved the good looking women as proof that “Islam doesn’t hate the Jews. Mohamed had a Jewish wife!”

(Trouble is that Mohammedans really say (and do) believe that.) Read it all/Vlad Tepes

But what did Mohammed mean by women’s rights?

The site is well worth a visit. Its “Who was Muhammad?” section is particularly delicious. There are sections on Mohammed “the orphan”, Mohammed “the shepherd” and Mohammed “the husband”. There are, sadly, no sections on Mohammed “the war criminal” or Mohammed “the close friend of a little girl”.

But the campaign’s aim is clear. It is to alter misconceptions that we are told are held by a woefully ignorant British public by telling us all about Mohammed on buses and tube trains. A YouGov poll has been brought out to coincide with the campaign’s launch. Among its findings are that:

58 per cent of people associate Islam with extremism

50 per cent associate Islam with terrorism

69 per cent believe that Islam encourages the repression of women

Now how on earth could this be? Surely these figures must demonstrate the existence of an anti-Islamic plot! Or it is it perhaps because Islam is indeed very strongly associated with extremism, violence and the repression of women, as an observer of any Islamic society can see?

The campaign posters show British Muslims saying things like: “I believe in protecting the environment. So did Mohammed.” Funniest of all is a woman barrister in a headscarf who fronts the poster: “I believe in women’s rights. So did Mohammed.” Unless, like the female poet Asma bint Marwan, you did something Mohammed didn’t like. (According to various hadiths, he had her killed for criticising Islam.) Or unless, like his bride Aisha, you were nine years old and he decided, at the age of 52, that it was time to consummate the marriage.

Anyhow – details, details. As far as I’m concerned, people can believe what they want. But once they try to make other people believe it too by advertising in public places, then they will have to get used to having their platitudes critiqued and ridiculed.

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5 thoughts on “Mohammed believed in women's rights, says poster campaign. Oh, really?”

  1. I think the peace ship cartoon should be upgraded to include women’s rights (islam style), Islamic harmony, we love infidels (islam style )…etc. etc. Any cartoonists. the car can be loaded up on top…doing the Islam thing…like that sheik running over the afghani some time back…Islam human rights…

  2. Dont forget to put a mast…justice…Islam style…Any cartoonist would also want to include free speech…Islam style…I hope this helps their propaganda….

  3. Sheik…

    dont publish my comments…I dont wish to be part of another cartoon fest/foul up…serious.

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