“…Two years ago, I wore a burkha for the first time for a television programme. It was the most horrid experience. It restricted the way I walked, what I saw, and how I interacted with the world. It took away my personality. I felt alienated and like a freak. It was hot and uncomfortable, and I was unable to see behind me, exchange a smile with people, or shake hands. If I had been forced to wear a veil, I would certainly not be free to write this article. Nor would I have run a marathon, become an aerobics teacher or set up a business. We must unite against the radical Muslim men who love to control women….”
In the Muslim religion, women are automatically second class citizens. They are NOT allowed to worship with men. They are not allowed to study with men. They are not allowed to be religious leaders. They cannot even express a religious view. We are told this allows them to be feminist. That is such a canard, designed to make people who are involved in a religion that oppresses women to feel good about themselves. Oh, but we can’t say that. It’s okay to criticize the Catholic Church for not allowing women to be priests, and I do. It is the reason I am not Catholic, and am Anglican. We allow women to be treated EQUAL to men in all ways. It is why I cannot be a part of any patriarchal church. Women are the equal to men, even in Jewish society, unless it is ultra orthodox. Only in the Islamic religion are women not considered equal to men in terms of worship.
A professor at Wheaton College decided to wear a hijab, to express solidarity with women of Islam. She then went on to say that God and Allah are the same. Sorry, but they are not. She’s now in trouble, and she should be. If you listen to the laments of the left, it was because she dared express her affinity for Islam. If you read the letter the president of the college wrote, she violated their rules. Of course, in today’s world, that makes him evil and anti-Islamic. No, it doesn’t, but in today’s world, defending Islam is to the left, what fighting abortion is to the right.
One dare not say anything negative about Islam. If so, you are a racist, never mind the facts. Never mind the fact that the world is worse shape since Obama has been in office. We can’t talk about that. We must only discuss the fact that Islam is a religion of peace.
As a modern American woman, I find women wearing a hijab and fully veiled to be disgusting. I would like to see the process banned, but we are a free society. It is an insult to everything I hold dear. Yet, we are to be quite tolerant and find insanity like this to be enlightened.
“…Non-Muslim female students at Vernon Hills High School in Chicago are protesting Islamophobia and racism by wearing traditional Islamic head scarves. Over a dozen girls at the school participated in an initiative called, “Walk a Mile in Her Hijab,” in which the girls wore head scarves in order to better understand the Muslim faith and what it’s like to live as a Muslim woman. The event was coordinated by students in the school’s Muslim Student Alliance, and school principal Jon Guillaume says that the administration supports the initiative completely. “I think this is an opportunity for our kids to embrace the Muslim community within the school,” said Guillaume. “For other kids outside of this organization, to understand what it’s like for these girls to walk through our halls in this garment in a way that stands out from other kids. So, I’m proud of them.” Illinois has the highest population of Muslims in the United States, and Vernon Hills’ students hope their efforts help to combat anti-Muslim sentiment and prejudice…”
As a modern American woman, I am disgusted by this. The hijab is a symbol of patriarchal oppression. It is a symbol of rape, stoning for adultery, and female genital mutilation. It is a symbol of fathers who think they have a right to slaughter their daughters for the least offense. It is also a symbol of the rank, foul, and revolting odor of progressive feminist hypocrisy.
The progressive feminist loses no time in criticizing (rightly so) the women of the evangelical patriarchal movement who have surrendered all rights to determine their own lives. But, if you mention their counterpart in Islam, the ones wearing a hijab or being veiled, and state they are oppressed, and victims of their religion, well, in their eyes, you are a racist.
You can’t have it both ways. It is not a symbol of feminism. It is just the opposite. The problem is, for me to say that, I am now at risk of being called a bigot. So be it. I find it offensive. The wearing of one dates back, NOT to ancient Judea, but to ancient Greece, especially Athens, where a woman was a possession. A good woman, we are told, bore a man his heir, then died. She had no name. She was always covered in public, had no status, and was nothing but a tool for a man to have a son.
A British Muslim woman who had reject being covered in public wrote:
“…Girls as young as four are wearing the hijab to school: that is not a freely made choice. It stops them taking part in education and reaching their potential, and the idea that tiny children need to protect their modesty is abhorrent.
And behind the closed doors of some Muslim houses, countless young women are told to wear the hijab and the veil. These are the girls who are hidden away, they are not allowed to go to university or choose who they marry. In many cases, they are kept down by the threat of violence.
The burkha is the ultimate visual symbol of female oppression. It is the weapon of radical Muslim men who want to see Sharia law on Britain’s streets, and would love women to be hidden, unseen and unheard. It is totally out of place in a civilised country.
Precisely because it is impossible to distinguish between the woman who is choosing to wear a burkha and the girl who has been forced to cover herself and live behind a veil, I believe it should be banned…”
Please, tell me how this is feminist. It is one of the oldest symbols of patriarchal oppression in history. The modern Muslim woman never wore one before Jimmy Carter was elected POTUS and allowed Iran to fall into the hands of extremists. It is oppressive.
I have never seen a woman wearing a hijab who looks happy. For the record, I am as against modest apparel for godly Christian women as I am a woman who wears a burka. Both are wrong. Both are designed to prevent a woman from being who she should be and what she should be. Both are a sign of patriarchal oppression. Any woman who subscribes to it, and apologizes for it is an idiot.