Monday, October 30, 2006

Muslim Women's Rights

How far from the truth is this picture? Not very if you ask me. This is one of Protest Warrior's posters, and the fact was backed up Thursday when this story broke out about what Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali had said,
"If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside on the street, or in the garden, or in the park, or in the backyard without a cover, and the cats come and eat it ... whose fault is it? The cats' or the uncovered meat? The uncovered meat is the problem.
...If she was in her room, in her home, in her hijsb (veil), no problem would have occurred."

At least one other Muslim Cleric in London agrees with this extreme view, and I wonder how many more secretly do as well.
There is a joke that goes, "Why did the woman cross the road?" The answer being, "That's not the point, what's she doing out of the kitchen?" However, in the Muslim community this statement isn't so much a bad joke as it is TRUE LIFE.

And yet, where is the out-cry from Women's right's leaders around the world? Do muslim clerics get a free pass because of threat to Jihad? This man blamed the women for being raped. And how about this line in a story from the Rediff India Abroad saying, "The reference was to a series of gang rapes of white women by Muslim men in 2000 in Sydney, in which victims were told they were targeted because they were "Aussie pigs"." Does this not count as a hate crime as well? Where are the civil rights outcries? Jesse? Al?

And now, Hilali has gone back on his words, trying to make nice by saying;
The metaphor ... has been quoted and misinterpreted by some groups with ill intention,
...[Rape is] an abominable crime; it has no justification, and the perpetrator deserves the severest punishment and would not deserve to belong to a religion or to humanity.
...I turn to all the women of Australia and the world. You are the shining lights of the world.
...How could any sane person think of humiliating you?
...You are the cherished pearls, the dearest thing in the world. So don't be taken as offerings at the temples of the merchants of pleasure, or advocates of decadence and corruption.

The quote which he claims is misinterpretted was tape recorded by The Australian newspaper.The damage is done Hilali, and the whole world can see how you really feel towards the women of Islam.

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