Informed WoJ readers know that “What’s liberating about Islam is that one is spared from having to think.”
We thought that was more than amusing.
Now, if you read yourself through this brainstorming Â session, Â ask yourself: where would we be if Â we didn’t have anti-intellectual mugs like “Baroness” Sayeeda Warsi Â lecturing us: ‘No Country has the Right to Tell a Woman What She Should Wear and What She should Not Wear…‘
Cultural enrichment means more choice. You didn’t know we had a choice? Ladies: make sure you chose right, or else….!
They’re of course claiming victim status, claiming that when Hirsi Ali speaks out for freedom for women, she is endangering Muslim women. It is a sign of the insanity of the times that such a ridiculous charge could gain traction with anyone. “Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Somali Feminist Appearing at Town Hall, Draws Veiled Protesters,” by Nina Shapiro in theÂ Seattle Weekly, September 30 (thanks toÂ Weasel Zippers via JW):
â€‹It was a scene you don’t see everyday in Seattle: Some three dozen Islamic women in cloaks and veils descended on Town Hall last night to wave pickets and pass out fliers. They were there to protest the appearance of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the controversial Somali Ã©migrÃ© who’s been speaking out against Islamic fundamentalism and oppression of women.Hirsi Ali, a former Dutch member of parliament who’s now a fellow at the conservative D.C.-based American Enterprise Institute, came here at the behest of the World Affairs Council to talk about her views on Muslims and her new book Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations.
“We don’t want hate speech here,” said Entisar Ibrahim, one of the protesters, her black hijab revealing only her eyes. But when asked exactly how Hirsi Ali was a “virulently Islamaphobic bigot,” as the fliers labeled the visiting author, Ibrahim couldn’t say.
Whoops! That’s the problem with half-digesting propaganda that has no basis in the first place! Sometimes under such circumstances it can be hard to regurgitate!
She said nevertheless that she and her fellow protesters–whom she said came from all over the city rather than any specific neighborhood or mosque– were worried that Hirsi Ali’s message would incite anti-Islamic feeling in Seattle. She added that the city at the moment was mostly free of such sentiment but that she occasionally gets pointed comments about her appearance, such as: “Don’t you know you’re free here?”
Yeah, sometimes people say rude things to me, too. But the funny thing is, I never report them as “hate crimes.”
In any case, slavery freely chosen is still slavery. In ancient Greece and elsewhere, it was not uncommon for people to sell themselves into slavery. That did not make them any less slaves.
At least one woman coming into Town Hall for the talk seemed confused by the branding of Hirsi Ali. “I thought she was a Muslim woman,” the audience member said.Not exactly. Answering questions from the audience and World Affairs Council CEO Ian Moncaster, a very Western-looking Hirsi Ali, in leather boots and a cowl-neck sweater, described herself as a “dissident of Islam.” She certainly didn’t promote violence against Muslims. But she did put forward the deeply contentious idea that Islam was simply incompatible with modernity and feminism. Moderates who yearned for spirituality were better off converting to Christianity. (Judaism could work too, she said, but the Jews stubbornly refuse to proselytize.)
As for the protesters outside, she said, “I welcome them in the room.” She said she’d like to directly ask them about a passage in Islamic doctrine that counsels husbands to beat their wives.
That might have been interesting, but they would just have said she was taking it out of context, and that Muhammad said to beat one’s wife only with a toothbrush, and all the usual steaming nonsense that Islamic spokesmen retail in such situations. They never mention, of course, how Muhammad’s favorite wife, Aisha, recounted the time when Muhammad “struck me on the chest which caused me pain.” And with Muhammad being the supreme example of conduct for Muslims (cf. Qur’an 33:21), that doesn’t bode well for Muslim women.
“Niqabitches” get it all wrong:
Calling themselves the “Niqabitches,” the veiled ladies can be seen strutting past prime ministerial offices and various government ministries with a black veil leaving only their eyes visible, but with their long legs naked bar black high heels.
French women cause a stir in niqab and hot pants in anti-burka ban protest
The Battle of Tours comments:
Think about it. What does Jihad (terrorism) and Islam really represent? Is it about God? No. It is about conquest. …
Muslim women are ‘conquered’ by their males the moment they are born. They remain ‘secluded’ for all their lives under Islam, both inside their portable tents as well as inside their female brains. How odious, to have conquered into slavery one-half of the population for eternity. That’s Islam.
The following ridiculous article by By Ranyah Ghussein at the Examiner was taken down, because the commenters clearly were better informed than the Islamo- Â propagandist Â Ranyah Ghussein, who couldn’t hold her ink to try a little amateur psychology:
Ayaan Hirsi Ali- Ethnic customs mistaken for Islam
Examiner.com 01 October 2010
By Ranyah Ghussein
It was at the Seattle Town Hall last night that the Dutch Somali self-proclaimed feminist Ayaan Hirsi Ali was causing a stir. Greeted by a group of Muslim women protesters, some in Burqas, and others in traditional hijab (head dress), proceeded to hold her lecture filled with the usual anti-Islamic, hatred fueled message to all who would listen. It was a peaceful and silent protest, however, the message was heard loud and clear. Muslim women are sick of people assuming that they cover up out of oppression, tired of constantly being portrayed as the meek, weak, and abused. And absolutely fed up with all the hateful statements claiming that Islam is a religion that promotes violence against women, erroneously quoting passages out of the Quran taken completely out of context. Or citing barbaric practices associated with certain political regimes, and claiming them to be “Islamic”. The fact of the matter is that just by the mere presence of these women, making their voices heard disproves the whole argument against the religion of Islam.
Hirsi Ali who spent her perturbed childhood in the impoverished countries of Somalia and Kenya, had to endure at the age of five one of the most vicious crimes committed against women. The act of female circumcision which is not an Islamic practice, but a mere customary practice in some African countries amongst the poor, uneducated, and ill-informed parts of society. In fact, Egypt has recently launched a full fledged barrage of public service announcements denouncing female circumcision as an Islamic practice stating that even the prophet Mohammad (PBUH) never circumcised any of his daughters. And that any doctor practicing it will be punishable by law (…)