The title of this blog is, of course, “tongue in cheek” but it reflects a raging debate over a film called “Honor Diaries” that highlights the abuse of females in Muslim-dominant countries and regions.
Of course, the terror-linked Council of American Islamic Relations (“CAIR”) is ranting about “Islamophobia,” the bogus term used to stifle critics of things like, well, Islamic violence against women.
In the film appear many Muslim women and girls who are exposing the long-standing sexism and misogyny within that culture leading to severe emotional and physical abuse, often to the point of murder.
CAIR is hellbent on keeping these women’s voices out of the public arena by attacking the source of the film, Clarion, which is understandably and courageously a critic of Islam, not just “radical” or “militant” Islam but that which is practiced devoutly by hundreds of millions globally in entire nations like Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia and increasingly in “moderate” countries like Indonesia and Malaysia.
The film is doing justice to these Muslim women and girls, while CAIR’s nonstop bullying attempts at keeping this abuse under wraps only underscores the question of why CAIR still exists in this country? Especially after the FBI cut off ties to it years ago. Who is protecting CAIR and keeping it alive and in the public eye?
By its acts in trying to keep people from watching this film exposing the abuse of Muslim women and girls, one could conclude that CAIR hates them, which would not be far from the sentiment of various Quranic verses used to justify this abuse and violence in the first place.
Who is CAIR?
“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”
–Omar M. Ahmad, founder of Council on American-Islamic Relations (“CAIR”) July 4, 1998
“I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future… But I’m not going to do anything violent to promote that. I’m going to do it through education.”
–Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR
“Ultimately, we (Muslims) can never be full citizens of this country…because there is no way we can be fully committed to the institutions and ideologies of this country.”
–Ihsan Bagby, CAIR
“If we are practicing Muslims, we are above the law of the land.”
–Mustafa Carroll, CAIR-TX
“Report anti Islamic and anti Muslim content on the internet to appropriate authorities to take action to remove it and go after those who post it online and prosecute and take actions according to the Shariah ruling.”
–Faizan Syed, CAIR-St. Louis
“Did Mohammed order the killing of Jews? He didn’t order it. Sa’ad ibn Mu’aadh (RA) ordered that punishment. It was a correct one.”
–Dawud Walid, CAIR, via Twitter (6/4/12)
What does Islam say about women?
Among many derogatory remarks are those found in the Quran. Here are just a couple, while the others can be found at the link in “Further Reading.”
“Women are your fields: go, then, into your fields whence you please.” Quran 2:223
“Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and forsake them in beds apart, and beat them.” Quran 4:34