Ayaan Hirsi Ali is visiting Australia under tight security to give two sold-out talks, and local Muslim groups are seething and issuing veiled threats (as usual):
Anti-Islamic writer stirs hatred, Muslims warn.
* Tell the truth about Islam and we will kill you. That’s what they really mean. Because that’s why Hirsi Ali needs 4 body guards at all times…
* Muslims think the real problem is what she says, rather than the threat to her life from bigots when she says it:
Where’s your hijab, Jamila?
University of Technology Sydney Islamic law lecturer Jamila Hussain said Hirsi Ali’s ideas were extreme and stigmatised Muslims.
“I think she’d be better staying where she came from,” Ms Hussain said. “I’ve read enough of her thoughts. It’s a narrow and radical opinion, and I don’t agree with it. She’s obviously had some dreadful experiences, but they’re not typical.”
* Lipstick on a pig, the usual reaction…
In her writings, Hirsi Ali describes being circumcised as a young girl and how she escaped an arranged marriage.
Nada Roude, of the NSW Islamic Council, said Hirsi Ali’s comments on the prophet Mohammed were a “no-go zone”.
“They (prophets) are not just like you and me, they have special status – you’re supposed to show respect,” Ms Roude said. “There have to be boundaries in how far you go in respecting other’s beliefs. The reaction from the community is likely to be quite worrying.”
* Right. We should be shaking in our shoes, we should pay the the jiziyah, submit to Islam or die, right Nada? Or should we just be worried about terrorism?
Andrew Bolt comments:
Instead of seeing the “quite worrying” likely response from Muslims here to the exercise of free speech as the real problem, Roude quite typically reverses the blame, and claims the real problem is actually the woman who has had to live under police guard for four years.
She’s not a victim, after all. No, the victim is the Muslim community whose more extreme members have given her such reason to fear for her life, and whose leaders so often refuse to defend her right to speak, to visit and to live unmolested. Victimhood is once more triumphantly claimed by people who should instead examine their own illiberal culture:
Nada Roude is on record of stating on Australian TV that ‘Jihad is inner struggle”
Ms Roude said there seemed to be a double standard about who was allowed to visit Australia, particularly as Hirsi Ali’s visit appeared to have the potential to incite hatred.
* Ms Roude would love to have Muslims control the visa policy of Australia?
“Muslims are not treated the same,” she said. “There are a set of rules for one community and another for the rest of the community. Anyone who causes harm to our society because they have the right to express their opinion is not welcome.”
Translated? Shut up and you’ll be safe. Criticise Islam, and the consequences be on your head. No matter what we do to you, we are the victims.
This is mad. Consider: of the three people mentioned above – two Muslims and one non-Muslim – only one needs constant security. Who, then, is the true victim? Who has more to fear?
What Muslims really like to do…
* Further vilification, slander and ‘defensive’ action, otherwise known as kitman & taqiyya,- from the Religion of Peace:Â
Hanifa Deen, a Melbourne author and Muslim feminist, said … “Sadly, Ali is alienating many Muslim women in the West, forcing them into defensive positions.”Â
Hmm. Strange. Who has been ‘forced into a defensive position’- the Muslim or the non-Muslim?Â