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Women of the West and Islam


Like it or not, Islam is making massive inroads across Europe and into America. The politically correct in our country have opened their arms and changed our laws to accommodate them. Pro-Islamics have flooded the web with propaganda to the point that it is difficult to find anything negative on this rapidly dominating, highly militant philosophy.

While much of this country is still resistant, American bastions of freedom and common sense are falling daily. The White House consorts with American-based pro-radical Muslim organizations on almost a weekly basis – in the name of goodwill…  Then our president initiates new regulations to suit their needs. Then, adding insult to injury he refuses to act in a decisive fashion to crush the burgeoning monsters of ISIS in The Middle East, and Islam grows stronger.

But to my mind’s eye there is one group in America that should be standing up and beating drums against this new menace to freedom, and that’s women. Nowhere in the world and nowhere in any other philosophy or religion are women treated more poorly than in Islam. I’ve done a little research on Islam and women, and here are a few salient facts that ought to have the “fairer sex” of this nation losing sleep.

Let me begin with a common Afghani/Muslim phrase: “A woman belongs in the house – or in the grave.” How does that make you feel, ladies?

Let’s go right to the source of things – the Qur’an – the Muslim “Bible.”

A few of the lines that caught my attention were: “A woman must, “Obey the husband at all times,” and “Accept the call to his bed whenever he demands it,” and, “The woman is not to leave the house without his permission.”

The Qur’an allows (or, perhaps, commands) men to beat their wives into subservience. “If a wife doesn’t listen to her husband, the husband should admonish her. If that doesn’t work, he is to make her sleep in a separate bed. However, if the wife still doesn’t respect her husband’s authority, the husband is to physically punish her.” How’s that set with the women reading this?

According to Muhammad, women lack common sense because their minds are deficient.  A quote from Muhammad reads: “O womenfolk, you should give charity and ask much forgiveness for I saw you in bulk amongst the dwellers of Hell. Your lack of common sense (can be well judged from the fact), that the evidence of two women is equal to one man. That is a proof of the lack of common sense.” (Just when you womenfolk thought you’d achieved a degree of equality, huh?)

   Muhammad provided women almost no hope for the afterlife. Muhammad clearly professes that most of the inhabitants of hell are women who were ungrateful to their husbands. This means that, after being admonished, banished to a separate bed, and beaten by her husband, a willful woman can look forward to an eternity in hell. Again, I have to ask, “How’s all this working for the women reading this?”

The prophet Muhammad permitted spousal abuse, stated repeatedly that women have inferior minds, claimed that most of the people in hell are women, and allowed his men to have sex with their women captives (as ISIS does today). So much for Muhammad being “the greatest champion of women’s rights the world has ever seen.” As so many Muslim men preach.

Now let’s talk about Islamic law for a moment:

If a woman in a fundamentalist Islamic state claims she was raped, she must be prepared to prove her accusations. That requires: 1) A confession by the perpetrator(s) or 2) Producing four eye witnesses who will testify for the woman. Those witnesses must all be males…

If a married woman cannot “prove” her claim, she is then considered an adulteress, a crime that is punishable by death. (Stoning)

Then there’s the case for divorce. In Islamic fundamentalism, a woman doesn’t dare ask for a divorce, unless she is willing to live through hell, However, if a man wants a divorce, he simply says to the wife (three times): “I divorce you!”

Finally, for those women out there who might remotely be thinking about becoming a Muslim, let’s talk about burkas for a moment. A burka is the traditional garb Muslim women are required to wear when outside the house, but it could just as easily be described as “clothing from hell.”

It is the equivalent of wearing a tent, with a veil across your face. Fadela Amara, the Algerian-born former housing minister in France’s government, called the burka “a kind of tomb, a horror for those trapped within it.” It is the epitome of oppression, it is the ultimate affront to female identity. To the women of America I have to ask, “Does this sound like fun to you? How about burkas in the summer when temperatures hit the high 90s around the country? This, and all the other things I’ve mentioned are what you have to look forward to as an orthodox Muslim woman…

The views and opinions expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the ownership and staff of The Polk County Pulse. Michael Reisig is a freelance writer and published author whose works are reproduced throughout the globe.

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