Why Doesn’t America Have Feminist Extremists Like These?

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Over the weekend, a coven of Ukranian feminists dressed in black robes went to a mosque in Stockholm. They went inside, taking off their shoes as a show of respect. The place was mostly empty, which hurts the impact of what they did a little bit. But we’re all reading about it, so what they did next obviously resonated beyond Sweden.

They ripped off their black robes, revealing slogans emblazoned across their topless torsos. The slogans said things like “No Sharia in Egypt and the world” and “My body is mine, not somebody’s honor.” They shouted things like “Free women!” and “No oppression!”

As happened at a similar protest six weeks ago in Tunisia, the half-naked protesters were hilariously dragged from the scene, probably by sheepish men in impeccable suits. They were jailed and charged on charges of suspicion of disorderly conduct.

The women are members of FEMEN, a 5-year-old Ukranian women’s organization that, unlike the consumer-grade lifestyle feminist movements that preoccupy the affluent ennui of liberals in Western society, actually has a few things to fight about — and Islamic repression lies at the heart of nearly all of it.

“If we did that demonstration in my country, we [would be] raped; we’re going to be cut with knives; we [would be] killed,” said Egyptian protester Aliaa Magda. “We should not be called ‘whores,’ or [told that] we are doing something shameful, like they were calling us today in the mosque,” said another unnamed protester. “They were calling us whores, whores from hell.”

Call them whatever you want. But they’re not fighting for more social support for prostitutes or Federal mandates on access to late-term abortions. They’re fighting against Islamic extremism and the brutal male fantasy of Sharia law, which imposes unbelievable structure, bondage and punishment on women living in societies where Sharia serves as the arbiter of Islamic justice.

The Clarion Project, a New York-based nonprofit group that targets Islamic extremism, describes the danger the United States faces if its political, business and cultural leaders don’t start drawing a line to turn back the slow creep of Sharia influence, as Muslims put down roots in the Western world in greater numbers. It’s clearly a case of encouraging assimilation into liberal Western society, as opposed to fostering pockets of Islamic extremism that remain capable of adhering to Sharia practice in a radical colonization of the West:

Under Muslim Sharia law, the clothes you wear, the music you listen to, and the television you watch would all be censored. Behavior in public is legally restricted and controlled. And Sharia is the ideal social system for those that preach Radical Islam. Sharia is an Arabic term referring to a legal framework to regulate public and private aspects of life based upon specific Islamic teachings.

Sharia does not dominate the rule of law today in western society, but dangerous elements of Sharia are rapidly creeping into institutions across the western world. Sharia has infiltrated major western financial institutions that now run Sharia Finance or Islamic Banking Divisions. Sharia ideology has a very real influence on the creation of public school curriculums and the publication of textbooks in the United States. Radical Islamists promote the idea that Muslim communities should be subject to their own separate law.

Very few American leaders have shown they possess the combination of common sense and resolve necessary to publicly speak against even the extremist form of Islamic practice — even though it prescribes all-out social revolution in countries like the United States and insinuates itself not merely into the religious sphere of citizens’ private lives, but also into the fabric of society itself: jurisprudence, property ownership, law enforcement and politics.

If FEMEN stages one of its protests on American soil, will anyone have the will to stand up and say it’s right?

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

  • laura merrone

    My only thoughts are we should restrict further immigration of Muslims to the United States or yes we will be having more and more problems with their laws and their demands…

    • ramblinman1

      Laura, you are right on. We, the people, are allowing the elements of Sharia Law to be eased into what at one time was the rule of law in the United States. Our political leaders want to be so politically correct in their comments that they are not stepping up to he plate in demanding that it is our established way of life and Sharia Laws will never be allowed in the United States.

      • Vigilant

        Need to take out the trash at the Supreme Court. When you have activist justices like Bader Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan and Breyer who base decisions on international protocols and agreements rather than the Constitution, times are bad.

        • skippy

          Any suggestion on how to do that?? It seems upholding the Constitution is a crime anymore and the last I heard, if they got the seat, they were pretty much planted for life……………

          • Vigilant

            Wish I knew an easy way. The only way is to elect a Conservative president and a Senate to confirm the nominees.

            I only hope none of the Conservative justices dies or retires while Obama is still president.

          • Ted Crawford

            We only have three Conservative still on the Court; Scalia, Thomas, and Alito! We have two Gays; Kagen and Sotomayor; A Kennedy buddy Breyer; an Anti-Constitutionalist; Ginsburg, a very confused dude; Kennedy, and the Chief Judicial Legislator; Roberts! Given many of their recent decisions, it doesn’t bode well for America!

          • JRR

            Isn’t that the truth? I just wonder which island the justices have bought, so that they can flee what they turn this country into, and (theoretically) be safe from what they have dumped on the rest of us!

          • 5alive5

            AMEN, my friend!!!

          • Ted Crawford

            They, like Politicians are subject to Impeachment! Extremely difficult, but not impossible!

        • Ted Crawford

          Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a self proclaimed Anti-Constitutionalist! In a speech in Egypt she stated the following; ” I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a Constitution in 2012″

        • 5alive5

          We need Judge Napolitano in the supremes!!

      • me

        Its happening here. I read something this morning about North Carolina not letting it in. I also read something about how you can go to jail for talking down Islam here in this country. What happened to our free rights.

    • Skinner

      You have obviously missed the whole point of this article…

      • laura merrone

        What is the whole point of this article?

      • Daniel F. Melton

        Stop them (islamists) before they gain sufficient numbers to begin their governmental and societal takeover in this nation.

        Jihad by the Numbers

        http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.520/pub_detail.asp

        • skippy

          Little late for that warning Daniel. You do know who and what is on the ‘best friend list’ of the white house….don’t you???!!!

          • Daniel F. Melton

            That list gives us a convenient identifier of people for appropriate action when things come to accounting.

    • chocopot

      I must disagree. We need to not only stop Muslim immigration, we need to remove those already here. As I have been trying to explain to people for years now, the Muslims do not come here as immigrants, they come here to colonize for their future takeover. And the idiots in charge of this country not only permit it, they encourage it! It is insane!

      • laura merrone

        I do agree with you!! However, realistically I doubt our government would ever do it….Its turning into another Rome.

        • chocopot

          Sadly, I believe that nothing will be done at all to stop this nation’s rapid descent into chaos and despair.

      • JRR

        It is not insane. It is EVIL!

        • chocopot

          That, too…

        • rocketride

          The two are not mutually exclusive.

      • 5alive5

        While I might agree with you to a point, I also worry about the over zealous that would group ALL middle eastern people with the Muslim. I have friends that are from India and are of the Sikh religion and are very good people. They have been harassed by a$$holes that think because they look like muslims they deserve to be picked on! Their son has worked at Walter Reed helping our vets for cripes sake!

    • Josh

      Muslims are being flown in to the U.S. all the time from their war torn countries and our tax dollars are paying for it. They are here illegally, why do you think Obama wants to give amnesty to the illegals, its not for the Mexicans, its for the hundreds of thousands of Muslims currently in our country.

  • justaskin

    Somewhere I remember reading that The Lord gave mankind free will. Who gave men the authority to change that decree? Is anyone who disagrees with Sharia a criminal? Says who? Interpretation is not flawless, lacks evidence and is subject to one’s own perception and acceptance of possibilities, not facts.

    • JRR

      There has always been, and will always be, some who live to control others. The Muslims just have a big dose of that “Control Syndrome.”

      • mnkysnkle

        The stronger the inferiority complex, the stronger the desire to control.

  • Skinner

    How about we say yes to this practice in this great land? Now say one of your female Relatives traveling cross country stops at one of these towns wearing a blouse that was a little too revealing by 1836 standards. Are you cool with her being Raped, Stoned and her body mutilated??? and willing to accept that she deserved it because all women are whores after all???

    • JRR

      Tens of millions of Americans don’t have a clue what we are talking about, because it isn’t explained at halftime, or on commercials on Dancing with the Stars.

      • Vigilant

        But they’ll soon get halftime commercials for Obamacare.

      • frogbalz

        JRR, you forgot… lounging in their lazyboys slugging down a Bud…….

  • Davy2010

    Sharia & communism is one and the same .It is all about controlling society by soon to-be impotent men. Sharia advocates detest the uterus of their mothers after safely popping out of it;loved,protected & cuddled by their mothers. They grow up detesting women by degrading them low . They belittle their mothers and belittle the intelligence of their so-called Allah ,while the other makes it plain clear there is nothing as god. Both ideology is the same in different packages

    • JRR

      No, not the same. Muslims and communists are cooperating right now, each group for its own benefit. But the Muslims and the communists both think that their group will end up in control of everyone.

      I have news for the communists: The Muslims will eat your lunch.

  • JRR

    There is a very simple answer. The feminists are liberal and love Obama. Obama loves Muslims. The feminists, along with the mainstream media and other liberals, refuse to do anything that would reflect badly on Obama. Thus, they refuse to point out anything less than flattering about Muslims.

    • matt93312

      I’m not too sure that Obama has a very cozy relationship with either women or Islam. Apparently those two aspects of his personal life have not yet met each other.

    • 5alive5

      JRR,
      I don’t think Obambam has ANYTHING in common with THESE feminists!!! I hope they DO stage a protest of this type here and YES, I will stand up and say it is RIGHT!

  • mari

    As long as our courts allow or embrace Sharia law, we coddle to their thin-skinned, offended ideas, and the government and media minimize and hide their evil deeds we are destined to become an antichristian nation. Am I just being paranoid? I hope so, but when I talk to people from Britain where they can’t fly their own flag because it offends muslims, and they have districts where the police won’t go because it’s ruled by Sharia zealots, I think not. Recent history in other countries is a roadmap of where we are headed.

  • YellowJacket2

    Sharia law is based on an archaic form of government that imposes social dominance by a melting of the powers of the Muslim clergy and a strictly patriarchal political dictatorship. That is precisely the dominant form of government that ruled the world during the dark ages. So, apparently the objective of sharia law is to turn back the clock to the dark ages when there were only three classes of people. The clergy, and the royalty at the top. And the serfs (us) at the bottom and totally subservient to the will and whim of our clergy/royalty masters. And at the very bottom of this cruel cast system were the women. If you want an insight into what a woman’s life was like during the dark ages you need only look to the plight of woman in the Muslim world. Is that what we want for our mothers, or our wives and daughters? Absolutely not! And I applaud these brave lady protestors for the courage to put their foot down and say no sharia law in our world. I just wish that our wimp politicians and judges had the same gonads. Perhaps it’s time for us to follow the example, but not necessarily the methodology, of these ladies.