Liberal Dutch politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali refugee who fled an arranged marriage and renounced the Islamic faith, was put under police protection following the murder of her collaborator on the film "Submission," Theo Van Gogh.
"The theory of multiculturalism in Western liberal democracies is working against women in ethnic and religious minorities with misogynist practices," writes Ayaan Hirsi Ali in Opinion Journal:
In every society where family affairs are regulated according to instructions derived from the Shariah or Islamic law, women are disadvantaged. The injustices these women are exposed to in the name of Islam vary from extreme cruelty (forced marriages; imprisonment or death after rape) to grossly unfair treatment in matters of marriage, divorce and inheritance.
In Canada, battered Muslim women say that their husbands told them that it is a God-given right to hit them. If the current Iraqi constitution goes through, Iraqi wife-abusers will be able to add "It is my constitutional right to beat you.
It seems strange to associate the context of Canada with that of Iraq, but a closer look at the arguments used to reassure the demonstrating women in both countries reveals the similar ordeals that Muslim women in both countries must go through to secure their rights . . . It shows the tenacity of many imams, mullahs and self-made Muslim radicals to subjugate women in the name of God. Most of all, it shows how many of those who consider themselves liberal or left-wing see their energy levels rise when it comes to Bush-bashing, but lose their voice when women's rights are threatened by religious obscurantism.
Checking out our own earlier post about Ayaan Hirsi Ali's good fight, "Heads in the sand," we were delighted to see that the good Dr. Sanity was already on the case months ago (probably years ago, but this was from a June post). We wrote then:
Like ourselves, she's had it up to here with the moral equivalence of our fellow citizens who "fault America --who is doing MORE than required for these enemy combatants -- while completely ignoring the brutally perverse treatment accorded to Americans by the terrorists." She compares their behavior to that of relatives and friends who enable anti-social behavior in her patients.
'Reminds us of the leftist hordes's enabling
Cindy Mother Sheehan's America-bashing binge for their own politically correct purposes.