Feb 04 2009

A fine culture, no doubt

Published by at 11:00 am

Why, oh why, did they call her “mother” of the believers? What’s motherly about her actions?

A WOMAN suspected of recruiting more than 80 female suicide bombers has confessed to organising their rapes so she could later convince them that martyrdom was the only way to escape the shame.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I’ll say it until I go blue in the face: Any religion and/or culture that prefers a woman should die rather than live with the “shame” of rape is sick and twisted and worth denouncing at every opportunity. Where, pray tell, are the feminists?

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Rebecca adds: And yet according to “official” Islam, all suffering and problems with the Muslim world are caused by the USA and/or Israel.

Until Muslims writ large are more appalled by this sort of thing, and spend more energy stopping it, than they are by the possibility that the town their uncle’s second cousin may have lived in is now peopled by Jews, or by the fact that American female soldiers are allowed to gasp drive in Saudi Arabia, I have a bit of trouble taking any of their complaints about issues geopolitical or local at all seriously.  Look to the beam of wood in your collective eye, please.

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Tanya says: What this woman has done is atrocious. I do believe, though, that by denouncing the whole culture based on acts such as these, we can’t gain the trust and respect of the very women whom we hope to see liberated.

I don’t doubt for a moment that Muslims everywhere are horrified and appalled by this woman’s actions.

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