The Real War on Women

Women are under attack in the United States. At least that’s the conclusion one would reach when listening to Sandra Fluke, the newest sweetheart of the American left. Fluke made her debut on the American scene earlier this year when she testified before Congress to ask that the public treasury pay for her contraception so she and her friends could continue unlimited sexual liaisons on the public dole. The American version of the war on women includes abhorrent practices and ideas such as the right to life for the unborn, limiting abortion on demand, and personal responsibility for one’s sexual proclivities.

Unthinkable! Women being mistreated this way! Who will stand up for the rights of women?

It should be no surprise that the left ignores the plight of women worldwide. The great majority of real abuse against women takes place within Muslim majority nations, and in the West within population centers where a significant number of Muslims live. Liberals and the left ignore these atrocities willingly because to bring attention to such abuse would incite the ire of the Islamists and Muslim activists the leftists want to appease. Note that ‘The War on Women’ was a major theme of the Democratic National Convention this year. As part of the pre-convention festivities, the Democratic National Committee authorized and promoted the first ever Muslim ‘Jummah At The DNC’ group prayer at which the primary speaker is a committed Islamic radical: Siraj Wahhaj. Islamists and the ‘War on Women’ crowd are in lock step with each other.

While this superficial war on women in the US plays out in the media, the left and their puppet media outlets ignore the greater and more significant war on women globally, a war which results in more than hurt feelings but in many cases substantial physical harm and even death.

If Sandra Fluke and her leftist ilk want to tackle a real war on women, I offer the following as starting points. She or they can pick any one or several of these issues and actually bring them to national attention.

  1. Acid attacks are a very common form of revenge or punishment against women. This practice is especially prevalent in Pakistan, though it also occurs elsewhere. The acid is usually thrown in the face of a woman who has rebuffed an overture from a suitor, or dishonored a family member in some way, or who has been accused of illicit activity. Not long ago a journalist with a camera interviewed a number of victims of acid attacks in Pakistan and collected both their pictures and their story (Warning: Very Graphic). A documentary video was recently released about acid attacks in Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh.  Acid attacks are also on the rise in Columbia.
  2. For years, gangs of young Muslim men have preyed upon vulnerable white, British young women and girls, plying them with alcohol and then gang raping them, often repeatedly over a period of several days. Authorities in Britain were aware of this activity but failed to act upon it for fear of being labeled ‘racist’ or ‘Islamophobic.’ Literally dozens of young British women were victims of a pervasive political correctness toward Islam. Where is the outrage?
  3. Honor killings continue to be a persistent problem. Note that honor killing is not solely an Islamic problem; it occurs with regularity among the Hindu culture also. But the majority of such activity frequently takes place in Islamic societies. A criminal trial in Canada recently concluded in which a Muslim man, his current wife and his son murdered the man’s childless first wife and the man’s other three daughters. Last year an immigrant from Iraq was given a stiff prison sentence in Phoenix for mowing down his daughter who had become too ‘Westernized’ for his taste. He showed no remorse at the trial for killing her. In 2009, Aasiya Hassan was beheaded by her husband in New York after filing for divorce. In March 2011 Muzzammil Hassan received a sentence of 34 years for the ‘honor killing.’ The list of such honor killing could go on for pages, documenting this atrocious crime against women both here and abroad. Again, where is the outrage from the left?
  4. Girls are far less valued in many societies than are boys. Again, this is not strictly an Islamic problem; girls are routinely aborted in China. Yet in many Islamic societies, women are often punished (beaten or scourged) for simply giving birth to a girl instead of a boy. At the time this article was written, a jury is deliberating the fate of a Muslim man accused of throwing his young daughter off a bridge to her death.
  5. In 2002 fifteen teenage girls were burned to their death when their school caught fire in Saudi Arabia. They tried to escape but the Saudi religious police would not let them leave the building because they were not wearing the proper head covering.
  6. In 2008 an American business woman of Jordanian decent traveled to Saudi Arabia for business. The power failed in the office complex where she was working, so to continue business she and her male business parter found a nearby Starbucks. While sitting in the family section where males and females are allowed to mix (if related) the religious police arrested her for an illegal liaison with an unmarried male. She was jailed, beaten, and strip searched before being released the next day.
  7. With the takeover of Egypt by the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt celebrated its first “sex slave” marriage in July 2012. Sex slaves are allowed according to Sura 4:3 in the Qur’an ” … what your right hands possess” refers to sex slaves. Egypt now allows men to “own” women simply for the purpose of carnal pleasure, all according to Islamic doctrine. Yet nary a word fo protest from our feminists and leftists, who view such things as limiting contraceptives as a ‘war on women’.
  8. Last month a woman was stoned to death in Sudan, something that happens often in Islamic nations. Usually the woman is a victim of rape, but because she is unable to provide the requisite four male witnesses to testify on her behalf as required by sharia, she is assumed to be guilty of adultery or fornication and punished accordingly.
  9. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), also known as female circumcision, is a growing problem among immigrant communities in the UK. By some estimates the illegal procedure is performed on as many as 20,000 young girls annually. And the practice is also prevalent in the USA and likely will grow as more immigrants come to our shores.
  10. Women in Kashmir are being threatened with acid attacks or death for failing to cover their heads or for using a cell phone in public. Those enforcing this behavior say, “This land belongs to Allah and we will make sure that nothing against His will happens here.”
  11. A 21-year old British journalist was groped and sexually assaulted by a large group of men celebrating the Arab Spring in Tahrir Square. “‘Men had been groping me for a while, but suddenly, something shifted. I found myself being dragged from my male friend, groped all over, with increasing force and aggression.” Earlier another reporter claimed she had been raped from the hands of another group of Egyptian men as she was covering a protest in Egypt.

This is just the short list. And our women in the US think there is a war on women?

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