"Who are we to judge" and "its complicated"

Confusion and bafflement when aging  bra-burners and  value-free utopians are confronted  with the adherents of a 7th century cult of assassins who pride themselves in killing and dying for allah

“Who Are We To Judge?”–Maclean’s “Veil” Cover Story Exemplifies Our Civilizational Timidity

Maclean’s writer Anne Kingston professes to see “ambiguities” galore in the Islamist face shmatta issue. Too bad sharia–a universal, totalitarian law that’s anything but timid–allows for no ambiguity whatsoever, especially when it comes to chicks. But don’t worry. As Sheema Khan, founder of CAIR-CAN and occasional Globe and Mail op-ed page contributor tells Anne, the niqab is benign and we kafirs really need to, like, chill:

Sheema Khan, author of Of Hockey and Hijab: Reflections of a Canadian Muslim Woman, likens the paranoia over female veiling to another trumped-up distraction: “These new WMDs (women in Muslim dress) seem to evoke the same fear as those other WMDs (weapons of mass destruction),” she writes. Khan, who wears the hijab, sees a cultural disconnect over the female body and its display: “Muslim women value their bodies, they simply don’t believe in flashing skin.”

Nice try, Sheema, but I think there’s a bit more to it than that.  (Scaramouche)

The New Muslim suffragettes of the United Kingdom

“…I’m going to find you, and then I’m going to chop your legs off for taking my daughter away from me”

An increasing number of Muslim women activists are receiving death threats, fatwas and even hate-mail from excremist male and female Muslims. Their crime: Rescuing fellow Muslim women from violent and life threatening situations.

With heightened media sensitivity surrounding forced marriage, honour based violence and domestic violence we are all too aware of the suffering experienced by vulnerable and marginalised Muslim women. But we know little about the Muslim women activists who risk their lives to fight for the rights of oppressed Muslim women. These women are the New Muslim Suffragettes (NMS) of The United Kingdom.   (The Independent) 

Youtwat: “Sharia Punishment May Be a Good Deterrent for Society”

I find myself in complete agreement with her. Koranimals should be punished under sharia law. Public beheading for child rapists, hands cut off for stealing, flogging for drinking, deportation for polygamy, expropriation of wealth in case of subversion….. I have never been closer to  revert!

UK informer

4 thoughts on “"Who are we to judge" and "its complicated"”

  1. So she is asking us to respect Sharia Law in the way she respects our secular laws. What happened to the concept “Respect is earn’t not given by right.”.

    Of course she respects our secular laws. They are the ones that have allowed her to develop into the person she is today. Our countries are also the ones she will flee to when she decides that she no longer wants to live under Sharia law.

    Maybe if she had to permanently live under Sharia Law, without the option of leaving she may spend a bit more time scrutinising it. But then maybe living under Sharia Law may be good for her, she will be forced to scrutinise it.

  2. They must wear normal clothes or be deported. They would never allow a woman to wear a bikini in their countries. It looks like pantyhose or a body condom.

  3. Speaking as one of those “aging bra-burners”, and still an active feminist, the only argument for/against veils is that in this (our western, secular) society, only crooks and skiers cover their faces. So, if you are not on skis, you must be planing a robbery – and should be arrested.

    and as for “value-free utopians”, well face covering is obviously discriminating again deaf people and should therefore be banned as ‘offensive’.

    I really don’t understand why there is so much discussion about such a plainly clear-cut matter.

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