GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Monday, March 26, 2007

And, yet Israel is always condemned for treating women poorly...

When will western feminists start protesting?
Islamic extremists are fuelling the spread of "honour" based violence against women in Britain, the country's most senior Muslim prosecutor has warned.

Nazir Afzal, the Crown Prosecution Service's director for west London, said that foreign Islamic terror groups had been identified as the driving force behind one murder and another threat to kill.

He also highlighted two cases in which women overseas had been forced to act as suicide bombers after being accused of shaming their families, and warned that the use of the Muslim faith to justify oppression and violence was spreading in Britain.

Mr Afzal's comments came at a London conference in which he spelt out the CPS's determination to bring the "full force of the law" to bear on the minority of Muslims who perpetrated or connived in honour-based violence.

He said that there were estimated to be about a dozen honour killings in Britain each year - and many more incidents of violence and bullying - and expressed concern that the problem was being inflamed by extremist ideology.

"When you talk to women who are victims of this type of behaviour you often find that they will say that their husbands or fathers have been radicalised in the way that they think about women," he said.

"They will use Islam as a justification for telling women how to behave and for punishing them. There is no religious justification for forcing your children to marry or harming them because they behave in a particular way, but there are people out there who are using their faith as a reason to do this.

"In the past, they might have said 'do this because I'm your dad', but when they are radicalised it is making them feel more confident about the way they behave towards the women in their family.

"It is allowing the man to say 'my religion says you must behave this way' and it puts a lot of extra pressure on the women in their families and can make them feel that they should toe the line because it is about faith and their culture."

Mr Afzal said that several cases had highlighted the link between extremist Islamic organisations and honour violence. One was a threat to kill a woman, known as B, whose name cannot be given for legal reasons, and the other, 16-year-old Londoner Heshu Yones, who was murdered by her father Abdalla in 2002 after forming a relationship of which he disapproved.

He added: "At least two female suicide bombers in recent months have had their terrible acts attributed to a choice - die for dishonouring your family or die in so-called jihad. There is no way out.

"In the UK case of B, the threats to kill Miss B may have come from her family but they originated in an Egyptian terrorist group who felt it was their job to enforce social order and the woman's place in society. They told the father to clean up his family's act."

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Feminists don't care if a non-'white' man beats all his wives or kills women for 'culturally appropriate' reasons.

Feminists are racists.

12:40 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

The short answer is to your question is that abortion rights trump altruism in the minds of many feminists. What matters is that Bush and his anti-abortion posse are defeated, the well-being and freedom of Afghan women be damned. Same applies for the oppressed women in Arab countries. Hence the reason many feminist groups align themselves with anti-war movements that are aiming to kick troops out of places like Afghanistan.

At the end of the day, the feminist movement (or at least the radical arm) is concerned with one and only one issue: abortion, the ability to kill the unborn child one might carry in one's womb. Everything else is secondary to this. Everything. Whether or not other women have access to education or allowed to venture outside the home without a male relative is secondary to their right to kill their unborn children.

10:33 AM  
Blogger Jesse said...

@Anonymous:
Feminists don't care if a non-'white' man beats all his wives or kills women for 'culturally appropriate' reasons.

Feminists are racists.


And you came up with these allegations... how?! Of COURSE they care. How could they not?! Those things you mentioned are the reasons feminists exist!

@Mark:
I kill my unborn children every day. At night. When I masturbate. So do you. Together, we have killed trillions of unborn children!

KILLING HAS NEVER FELT SO GOOD!

(I calculated that the human race kills 225 quadrillion babies in this fashion every day if 900 million males masturbate once per day with an average of 250 million unborn babies in every ejaculation, but this number would be in the lower end because it doesn't take into account all the unborn babies that don't 'get' the egg during regular intercourse)

12:05 AM  

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