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Friday, July 20, 2007

The Islamist Campaign Against Women and Girls

I have been away from posting for many weeks as I have been out of town since early June. I know that Baylen now hates me for being so remiss, but I am back at home and ready to make TtP mischief.

There are tons of topics to address, but this one strikes a libertarian chord in me so here will I start: the hatred and oppression of women in Islamist culture. Recently, Islamist thugs on motorbikes opened fire on Afghani school girls, killing two girls and injuring four others, including their teacher.

How anyone could kill girls for going to school is beyond me. Afghani fathers also trade their daughters to settle debts."He gave me nine sheep," Ahmad said, describing his family's woes since taking the loan.
"Because of nine sheep, I gave away my daughter."

Seated beside him in the cramped compound, his daughter Malia's eyes filled with tears. She used a black scarf to wipe them away.
And this is the government that we are backing?

Hitchens wrote a great article on this subject.
In Britain, in the 21st century, there are now honor killings, forced marriages, clerically mandated wife-beatings, incest in all but name, and the adoption of apparel for females that one cannot be sure is chosen by them but which is claimed as an issue of (of all things) free expression. This would be bad enough on its own and if it were confined to the Muslim "community" alone. But, of course, such a toxin cannot be confined, and the votaries of theocracy now claim the God-given right to slaughter females at random for nothing more than their perceived immodesty.

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