“…The word “harem” comes from the Arabic word “haram” and means “unlawful,” “protected,” or “forbidden.” According to Islam several things are “haram” including eating pork and viewing another man’s wives. Harem, a world of isolated women, is the combined result of several traditions. It suggests a clear idea of the separation between the sacred and the profane. Under such a system, men and women are among the first to be divided. Women symbolize passion; men, reason. Islam imposed segregation and the veil upon women, claiming that they had to be kept away from men who were not close relatives for their own protection. Thus the need for secluded dwelling places for women became imperative. The women had to protect their bodies and honor by living apart from men. Therefore, the harem became the separate part of a household where women, children, and servants live in maximum privacy…”
Once upon a time, during the glory days of Islam during the Medieval period, there were serious prohibitions against the rape of women.
“…Medieval Islamic military jurisprudence laid down severe penalties for those who committed rape. The punishment for such crimes were severe, including death, regardless of the political convictions and religion of the perpetrator. Despite this, sexual slavery was common during the medieval Arab slave trade, where prisoners of war captured in battle from non-Arab lands often ended up as sexual slaves in the Arab World. Most of these slaves came from places such as Sub-Saharan Africa (mainly Zanj), the Caucasus (mainly Circassians), Central Asia (mainly Tartars), and Central and Eastern Europe (mainly Saqaliba). The Barbary pirates also captured 1.25 million slaves from Western Europe and North America between the 16th and 19th centuries….”
The culture that Medieval Islam inherited was based on that of ancient Greece, Rome, and the Mediterranean world. With few exceptions women were chattel, worthless, and could be brutalized at will. The Western world rose about their barbaric tendencies and gradually gave to women the same rights as have men (theoretically). Unfortunately the Islamic world never evolved beyond its Medieval glory in many ways.
We are dealing with the perverted minds of some very sick and disgusting men who are power mad, and perhaps literally mad. They detest women, and wish to put them almost back into the harem. Women are to be neither seen nor heard, only to do a man’s bidding. They must be taught a lesson if they step out of that world.
Lara Logan is paying a price for refusing to pander to the perverted hate of these men and their brain-washed subjects. It does not help matters when idiots on the right and left basically say she was asking for it.
Gatewaypundit’s Jim Hoft wrote:
“…Lara Logan is lucky she’s alive.
Her liberal belief system almost got her killed on Friday. This talented reporter will never be the same….”
First, it has nothing to do with being liberal or conservative. It happens to be the fact that she is a woman doing a job in a world where men can be barbarians. Forty percent of Egyptian women have been raped.
The fact is, she may not think she is lucky to be alive. From first hand experience dealing with the aftermath of molestation, and knowing women who have been through the same thing, she may be suicidal. The person she once was, the former Lara Logan is no more. That person is dead. Once she begins to recover, once she survives the suicide attempts, the depression, the self-hate, the anger, more depression, fury, more suicide attempts, medication, and the pathetic attempts to comfort her, she will be a different person. I am. I told someone who was recently date raped that she would never be the same person.
Rape is a killer of personality. It destroys the person who once was. With luck, prayer, faith, and pig-headed determination to survive, a new person will emerge.
Have you known someone who has been raped? Have you? The Pink Flamingo was assaulted by a pedophile while in the third grade. He was my principle. I know someone who is currently suffering through the horrors of date rape. Contrary to certain conservative columnists, date rape is a violation of a woman.
The Pink Flamingo is not quite sure how to go about this post. It is about several things.
- In times of war and times of mob rule, men rape women.
- Rape is a brutal violation of a woman’s person and a man’s control over her.
- We live in a modern world where women should not be forced to the back of the bus, or to hide from barbaric brutes who hate them.
- Civilized men should understand the difference and not apply the “asking for it rule” the way Jim Hoft did.
- Men rape women to punish, establish control, and to teach them a lesson.
- It will never stop until so called civilized men realize that there is more to rape than an act of physical violation.
Repeatedly, throughout history, it is a very sad and tragic truth. Men gang rape women. They become nothing more than animals.
There is a simple biological/anthropological explanation. When primitive man/ape conquers a village, he wants to spread his genetics over those of the other men in the community. Either every woman and child within that community will be slaughtered, or something else will happen.
The fate of Troy is an excellent example. The Greeks slaughtered the Trojans, killing the men, putting the children to death and taking the women captive a slaves. Hector’s wife was taken as a slave after she watched his son brutally killed. The women who were captured were repeatedly raped.
Pregnant women would be slaughtered. The conquering heroes did not want the children of the lands they conquered to come back and slaughter and conquer them.
The history of the ancient world is red with the blood of innocents.
Throughout history, victorious men rape women.
Unfortunately even American soldiers have done the same thing. The Pink Flamingo knows a woman from Germany (now an American citizen and a good Republican) who, as a child, was brutally gang raped by American soldiers during the final days of the WWII. I also know the rest of the story. The punishment these men received was swift, brutal, and in several cases quite final. Her family was treated quite well. She received a tremendous amount of medical treatment, care and a tremendous amount of attention from the good guys, to the point where she eventually married an American soldier. She adores Americans because of how she was treated after the brutalization.
William Jacobson wrote:
“…Yes, it’s absolutely true that rape and gang rape could happen anywhere, and have happened with shocking frequency particularly in war zones. Whether it was Soviet troops in the aftermath of the conquest of Germany, or various African troops in the conquest of tribal villages, the use of rape as a means of exerting political power has been all too common and worthy of condemnation and action. Ms. Logan’s native South Africa has a particularly notorious problem of rape being used as a means of societal revenge.
There is no single racial, ethnic, religious or political group which uniquely owns such infamy….”
There is a problem within Islam. Women are second class citizens. It is futile to deny this simple statistic. Any religion that requires one specific gender to cover their hair or completely cover their body is biased. If both genders were required to adhere to these draconian actions then it would not be bias.
Unfortunately it is.
When leading “scholars” and leaders of various sects of said religion consider rape a punishment for women not obeying this directive, then something is terribly wrong. We have a problem when “conservatives” do not comprehend that rape is rape and evil is evil. Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit appears to be using the tight shorts excuse to explain why CBS reporter Lara Logan was brutally raped in Egypt.
“..Lara Logan is lucky she’s alive. Her liberal belief system almost got her killed on Friday. This talented reporter will never be the same.
Why did this attractive blonde female reporter wander into Tahrir Square last Friday? Why would she think this was a good idea? Did she not see the violence in the square the last three weeks? Did she not see the rock throwing? Did she miss the camels? Did her colleagues tell her about the Western journalists who were viciously assaulted on the Square? Did she forget about the taunts from the Egyptian thugs the day before? What was she thinking? Was it her political correctness that about got her killed? Did she think things would be different for her?…”
“…Every single rape and aggravated sexual assault committed in the Norwegian capital of Oslo over the past three years was committed by a Third World “immigrant” Norwegian Radio has reported. According to an NRK report of 2 September 2009, the police in Oslo have investigated 41 cases of “aggravated sexual assault, which resulted in rape.”
According to NRK, “all of them were carried out by non-western immigrants to Norway.”
The police have, the report continues, “investigated all reported cases of aggravated sexual assault over the past three years, and have gained a clear impression of the offenders: Most of the rapists have a Kurdish or African background.”
Furthermore, the police said, the cases of aggravated sexual assaults all have “one thing in common, namely the use of gross violence.”
In typical liberal fashion, the Norwegian police fail to address the real cause of the problem — the mass Third World immigration invasion of Europe — and instead have urged that “more effort be put into preventive measures among men with immigrant background.”…”
Is the problem Islam or the leaders of Islam? One of the leading Islamic scholars and leaders said the following:
“…The imam has also developed a reputation for himself as a moderate. Many see him as a symbol of an enlightened Islam. When speaking to the Western media, in particular, Qaradawi likes to point to Muslims’ tolerance of non-Muslims and condemns the attacks of al-Qaida.
He also speaks out against the systematic castigation of wives. He calls the practice unwise, saying: “Blows are not effective with every woman, but they are helpful with some.” In other cases, the sheikh insists on equal rights. For example, he says, a woman does not have to ask her husband’s permission to blow herself up in an Israeli café….”
“...Today, according to Salbi, who has testified before the US senate, there is little appetite among US politicians for protecting women in the region, despite support from the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton. Instead, she says: “There is a clear, clear opinion that women’s rights were a) not that relevant and b) irreconcilable with peace in Afghanistan.”…Samira Hamidi, director of the Afghan Women’s Network – an umbrella organisation for more than 600 women’s rights groups and NGOs – has also noticed this increasing lack of interest and fears that once the troops pull out, the west will turn its eyes away from Afghanistan, even though “the insurgents still kill children, they still put poison in the food of school girls, they throw acid in the face of school girls, they burn schools. They still exist.”
“Something most American male politicians have said – 90% of them – is that it’s just their culture and we can’t do anything about it,” adds Salbi…”
The Pink Flamingo knows from personal experience that Lara Logan will never be the same again. The person she once was is dead. If female reporters are forced to retreat, to turn tail and run, leaving field to the men, the personality Lara Logan once was will have been destroyed in vein.
“...We’ll learn to better value female reporters: “Rape is a risk that comes with the job,” and female journalists “face greater threats to their safety than male reporters do in similar situations,” says Ann Friedman at Feministing. But women can also “gain greater access to certain sources,” by dint of their gender. Would rape survivors in Haiti have opened up to male reporters, for example? It’s vitally important we safeguard our women reporters, on feminist grounds — and “journalistic grounds, too.”
“When rape is a risk that comes with the job”
And we’ll be more open about the dangers they face: Many female reporters face sexual harassment and worse in their line of work, says Laila Lalami at The Nation. But they “rarely report it for fear of losing assignments.” For Logan to come forward about her assault breaks this “powerful taboo” once and for all. …”
If women reporters are forced to regroup, to be pulled out of dangerous situations, then the haters have won.
The hard-liners have won.
Once upon a time we lived in a world where people had courage. They knew there were risks involved in everything. The fear of the ultimate horror did not cause women to pull back, to be forced to cower at home. If women reporters are forced to cower at home, freedom has lost.
It is about a culture where women are worth far less than men.