Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Honor Thy Mother?

My apologies to my small but faithful readership for not getting a post up today. But in my readings this evening, I ran across this little article that isn't getting lot of attention.

From the Washington Post:

KISMAYO, Somalia -- Men in machine gun-mounted trucks Tuesday quickly dispersed hundreds of women protesting radical Islamic fighters who have taken over this strategic port town and much of the rest of southern Somalia.

At least 20 women were arrested, according to relatives of the demonstrators who spoke on condition of anonymity because they feared reprisals. The trucks carrying the men were flying the black flags associated with Islamic extremism.

You can read the rest. But let's suffice it to say that before anyone condemns America for violations of civil liberties, they should really do some in-depth reading on how radical Islam treats dissension from the rigid dogma that seeks to oppress, and control. Even more telling is when those that are expressing the dissent, are women. Twenty women arrested in this case, can only mean something bad will happen to them. I would not be at all surprised to learn, there have already been repeated rapes and beatings.

Feminists are quick to demonize and villify certain people, certain policies, and certain ideologies for things that are marginally valid, at best. They certainly made some noise over the Duke rape case. But they are not inclined to criticize Islamic fundamentalism's downgrading of women in that society. They are inexplicably silent when the topic turns to the humiliation and the mistreatment of women, by people that given the chance would cut their heads off.

I don't know about you, but I find that a prime example of hypocrisy. If you are going to stand up for women, stand up for all women. I firmly believe, there are many women that are tired of seeing their children killed at then hands of these brutal thugs; and they are equally sick and tired of those same thugs trying to win over their sons/daughters to the cause of jihad, by teaching hate and war as a religious/political doctrine.

So, Rosie, you fine champion of women's rights and other noble social causes, you. Tell us all just how radical Christianity is as (or more) dangerous as (than) radical Islam, once again. And say it, with a straight face.


religion of pieces said...

Do you care about women
all over the world?

Do you care about those
little girls?

Better stand up and fight
for human rights,

Speak out against
the laws of Islam!

I ain’'t gonna follow no child molester, sex offender, Prophet pretender.

I ain’'t gonna follow no child molester! Islam's not for me!

Audio at


A.C. said...

This is a much overlooked facet of Islamoterrorism, LA. There are some brave women who will speak up, but not enough. They value their lives.

Perhaps one of the reasons radical Islam becomes compelling to disaffected Muslim males is the religiously sanctioned chauvanism (sp?) (and murder). They can feel good about treating women like property.

LASunsett said...


Please tell me that's not a rap song.


LASunsett said...


I agree with you. I can understand why the Muslim women are reluctant to speak out in force, I just cannot understand how the American feminists can ignore this.

I have always been for equal pay for equal work regardless of gender. I have always believed that men who mistreat women, both physically and emotionally are lower than the lowest whale shit, in the earth. I have nothing but high respect for women, my mother is one, my wife is one, my daughter is one. They all drive me nuts sometimes (that whole men are from mars and women from venus thing, I guess), but I honor them as human beings and have never felt they are beneath me.

Here's the one thought that I have always believed:

God took a rib from Adam's side to make Eve, right? Man may have been created first. But the fact that Eve came from Adam's side, tells me that women are equal to men, in everything except physical strength.

If God had intended for a man to be above a woman, he would have taken a bone from Adam's foot. If He had intended for woman to be above a man, he would have taken a bone from Adam's head. He didn't do either of those, so I must assume that He meant for man and woman to be parners, side by side in the world.