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May 13, 2014

Ayann Hirsi Ali on 'Kelly File': Oppression of women is 'part of Islam' ... it's 'not an aberation'

Topics: Understanding Islam, War on Terror

Megyn Kelly interviews Ayann Hirsi Ali and Ali offers up her own experience and explains why the oppression of women under "radical Islam" is essentially 'part of Islam' ... it's no aberration, despite what some Muslims would like us to believe.

Hirsi Ali recounts her experience from growing up in Kenya, saying that she remembers the transition of her community going from everyone being regular Muslims to a much more oppressive version of Islam, all while no one tried to stop it because the preachers in her community were preaching from the Koran. Although she believes that reform is possible in the Muslim world, she argues that it must first begin with admitting there is a problem ... and so far the Muslim world hasn't been willing to do that.

Meanwhile, lets not forget that Islamists such as Boko Haram don't just terrorize women and girls ... they direct their terror on boys as well. As Lara Prendergast wrote in her recent piece in The Spectator, Boko Haram ... whose name means 'western education is sinful' ... does not distinguish between terrorizing girls and boys trying to get an education. Yet there were no selfies or international outcry when in February, the group attacked another school of mostly Christian boys they boarded up every exit, seized 59 boys, and gunned them down or cut their throats with machetes.

[...] Some buildings were sealed up and set alight. The girls were ordered to go home, abandon their "wicked" schooling and seek husbands.

Where was the selfie protest then? Or does a savage affront to male education matter less than a savage affront to female education? The answer should clearly be no. For equality to count, both boys and girls need to feel safe in school. By focusing only on the girls -- 'Our Girls' -- we forget the boys who are also in danger.

bbog.jpg(Image - What about the boys? Cara Delevingne, Malala Yousafzai, Jessica Biel and Michelle Obama's selfie protests)

H/t - The Right Scoop

Posted by Hyscience at May 13, 2014 1:37 PM

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