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  • ross1948 09:49 on February 25, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Asra Nomani, , Hala Arafa, Muslim Reform Movement, Ottawa Jihab Day, Shabnam Assadollahi,   

    Brave Muslim Women and ‘Ottawa Hijab Day!’ 


     You learn something new every day..,if you want to.

    This conflation of hijab with the secular word headscarf is misleading. “Hijab” literally means  “curtain” in Arabic. It also means “hiding,” ”obstructing” and “isolating” someone or something. It is never used in the Koran to mean headscarf.

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    “To us, the headscarf is a symbol of an interpretation of Islam we reject that believes that women are a sexual distraction to men, who are weak, and, thus, we must cover ourselves,” the authors assert.

    I should say at this point that few things annoy me as much as hooligans who harass women in head-scarves.

    Don’t they understand that many, if not most, of these ladies are either bullied by backward husbands or fathers, or big (bad) brothers, into that hair-shrouding?

    February 14th – ‘International Hide-The-Yummy-Bits Day!’ 

    Or by peer-pressure, or by bigot bosses?

    Then some eejit comes along and harasses them for something they’ve not chosen freely to wear?

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    • It’s not just unmanly but counter-productive. If people are picked on like that, they will more than likely feel impelled to push back, even if they don’t like forcible scarfing.

    But back to the brave ladies mentioned in my healine.

    “We don’t buy it. This ideology promotes a social attitude that absolves men of sexually harassing women and puts the onus on the victim to protect herself by covering up.”https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/12/21/as-muslim-women-we-actually-ask-you-not-to-wear-the-hijab-in-the-name-of-interfaith-solidarity/

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     Asra Nomani

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    Those are the words of two splendid American ladies, Asra Nomani and Hala Arafa, members of the Muslim Reform Movement.

    They were not long ago given space in the Washington Post to explain their opposition to the current push by CAIR-linked Islamists which has seen women and girls being ‘invited’ to wear hijabs.

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    Yes, THAT CAIR!

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    “In the name of ‘interfaith,’ well-intentioned Americans are getting duped by the agenda of Muslims who argue that a woman’s honor lies in her ‘chastity,’ pushing a platform to put a headscarf on every woman…” 

    “Please do this instead:

    Do not wear a headscarf in ‘solidarity’ with the ideology that most silences us, equating our bodies with ‘honor.’ Stand with us instead with moral courage against the ideology of Islamism that demands we cover our hair.”

    Brave words!

    And they should be heard not only in the USA but in Canada too.

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    This is Aqsa Parvez, a 16-year-old Pakistani Muslim who lived in Toronto, until she was strangled to death by her own father. Her crime was that she chose not to wear a hijab.

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    Shocking that barbarous bigots like the beast who murdered Aqsa were ever allowed to live in Canada, or indeed that after being convicted of such crimes they are allowed to live at all.

    But how about this  ‘Hijab Solidarity Day,’ due today, 25th February? We’ve seen the ‘invitations’ for the Ottawa event.

      “When non-Muslim women will wear a hijab for all or part of the day to be in solidarity with Muslim women. We walk with our sisters.”

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    ‘Solidarity’ with WHICH ‘Muslim women?’ What’s surely needed is solidarity with those who defy sectarian diktats.

    Now, however, Canadian freedom activist Shabnam Assadollahi has spoken up, with a letter to the Mayor, Jim Watson, warning him that letting a group hold the event at city hall would damage the city’s reputation “by appearing to favour one religion over others.” http://www.ottawasun.com/2016/02/10/hijab-education-event-at-city-hall-draws-support-but-also-some-very-nasty-comments

    “I hope you will think very carefully about the message that ‘Ottawa Hijab Day’ sends to Canadians and internationally, particularly to those women who do not have a choice, who may be trying to escape a life of oppression, circumscribed by religious extremism, where their human rights are violated and possibly even their lives are at risk,” Assadollahi writes.

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    She puts the situation in perspective.

    Having read that ‘invitation’ above, we await similar but reciprocal ‘invitations’ for scarfed girls to shed their hijabs and see how it feels for a while to be a free female citizen, walking with their non-Muslim sisters.

     
  • ross1948 10:02 on April 25, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Asra Nomani, , , , , Honor Diaries, , Miglena Sternadori, University of South Dakota,   

    USA – ‘Honor Killings’ Film Enflames Fanatics! 


    Earlier this week, we posted on Un-American Islamists at a US university, seeking to censor American Sniper because it portrays the hero taking out terrorists who happen to be Muslims.

    Now we have an even more bizarre example of such sectarian intolerance. This occurred last month, the Muslim Brotherhood’s USA wing, CAIR, up in arms because a university professor screened a documentary about victimised Muslim women!

    So weird!

    It made me follow up to see what happened in the end. My search made me realise that IslamoNazi censorship on campuses is much worse than imagined

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    The film features women activists — including Muslims — who work in a culture that condones the honor killings of women, female genital mutilation, forced marriages of young girls and other abuses of women. Released in 2013, “Honor Diaries” has been praised for bringing attention to the plight of women in Middle East cultures

      http://www.argusleader.com/story/jonathanellis/2015/03/27/censorship-tolerance-debate-at-usd/70542856/

    The heroine in the Argus story is a gal at the University of South Dakota, named Miglena Sternadori, professor of media and journalism AND a ‘women and gender studies coordinator.’

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    Not usually somebody who’d get lauded by a conservative like me.

    But she showed guts and integrity by standing up to ignoramus intimidation, so let’s look at what occurred.

    The screening was scheduled for a ‘women and gender conference,’ one participant being a psychology prof named Cindy Struckman-Johnson.,

    “I’m just absolutely stunned,” Struckman-Johnson said. “I just couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe that a chair of a committee would be literally bullied. They kept saying, ‘It’s not censorship,’ and we kept saying, ‘Yes it is.'”

    But censorship is a key weapon to advance the cause of creeping shariah, so guess who pops up as the villain of the tale? Yup!

    A chief critic of the film has been the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Spokesman Ibrahim Hooper called the film “Islamaphobic,” saying the creators behind “Honor Diaries” are well known “anti-Muslim bigots.”

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    Well, we all know about CAIR – or should.

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    But what about others?

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    The report mentions other objectors besides CAIR, all of whom seemed remarkably shy when contacted by the newspaper.

    Possibly they are as inarticulate as Lindsay Sparks.

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    • Lindsay Sparks Lindsay ‘Things Like That’ Sparks

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    She’s USD’s director of transitions and student programming, who tried to justify an underhand cancellation of one screening with this drivel –“We weren’t best prepared to show it and facilitate conversation and things like that.”

    How’d an incoherent bint like her get a university job?

    Sternadori said she disagrees with assessments that the film is anti-Muslim. She notes that other Muslim groups support the film and that Muslims helped in its creation.

    And while checking out this shameful story, I found a lot more like it.

    Like that of brave Muslim reformer, Asra. Here’s a sample of the garbage hurled at her by Islamist haters. 

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    Asra Nomani

    By standing on stage, I was standing up to the forces in our Muslim communities that are increasingly using tactics of intimidation and smears such as “Islamophobe,” “House Muslim,” “Uncle Tom,” “native informant,” “racist” and “bigot” to cancel events with which they disagree.

     http://time.com/3818372/islamic-feminist-duke-speech/

    Read the whole Time Magazine article, and see if you agree with me.

    Time America – and the rest of us – defended decent Muslim women like Asra and kicked the sectarian wannabe censors back to where they belong.

    Sure as sugar, they have NO place in democratic civilised countries.

     
    • Alister Tyler 09:45 on May 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      The ugliness of Islamist censorship.

      All over Western countries now, these people are telling us what we can watch in our own movie theaters. If they had their way, they would be telling us what movies would even be produced. American Sniper, for just one example.

      If we went to their countries ( because they may live in our country but they don’t think of our country as their country) and we told them what to watch or not watch, they probably would cut our heads off.

      They are just what you say, savages, and we don’t need them.

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