~ “I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.” Ronald Reagan.
Geert Wilders: “Taharrush is the Arabic word for the phenomenon whereby women are encircled by groups of men and sexually harassed, assaulted, groped, raped. A culture that has a specific word for sexual assaults of women by groups of men is a danger to all women.” Pictured at right: This month has seen public protests in Germany, in response to mass sexual assaults on New Year’s Eve in Cologne and other cities.
“Cultural enrichment” has brought us a new word: Taharrush. Remember it well, because we are going to have to deal with it a lot. Taharrush is the Arabic word for the phenomenon whereby women are encircled by groups of men and sexually harassed, assaulted, groped, raped. After the Cologne taharrush on New Year’s Eve, many German women bought pepper spray. Who can blame them?
A culture that has a specific word for sexual assaults of women by groups of men is a danger to all women. The existence of the word indicates that the phenomenon is widespread. Frau Merkel, Prime Minister Rutte and all the other open-door politicians could and should have known this.
The Islamic world is steeped in misogyny. The Koran explicitly states that a woman is worth only half a man (Suras 2: 228, 2: 282, 4:11), that women are unclean (5:6), and that a man can have sex with his wife whenever he wants (24:31). The Koran even says that men are allowed to have sex slaves (4:24), and that they have the right to rape women whom they have captured (24:31).
The hadiths, the descriptions of the life of Muhammad, the ideal human being whose example all the Islamic faithful must follow, confirm that women are sex objects […]
The documentary as told by nine Muslim women should be for every mother, grandmother, daughter and sister required viewing.
Yet there are those on the left, starting with CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) who declared jihad on the Honor Diaries in order to shut down the film and any discussion pertaining to its content because Jews produced the film. Oh sure.
CAIR’s deceptive tactics to stymie any discussion on the human rights violations committed against women and girls in the name of Islam is no different from the deceptive tactics of fellow Progressives who too wish to keep their dirty ways under the cover of darkness.
It is no different from Blacks insisting that white people cannot speak about Black unemployment, Black crime, abortion rate in Black America or the poverty levels of Blacks.
Such logic does not hold water. CAIR is attempting to stymie this discussion while it refuses to address the misogyny and abuses of Muslim women and girls throughout the world. Its jihad through social media assails the character of everyone committed to Honor Diaries, most of whom by the way are women.
The endgame is to silence the victims while ignoring the atrocious act committed against women and little girls in the name of Islam thus ensuring that the atrocities will continue. That in itself is telling.
CAIR started a Twitter campaign a few days ago against the film, calling it ‘Islamophobic,’ the term groups such as CAIR use not to mean prejudice or fear against the religion, but a fabricated term used to denote anything unflattering to Islam.
It’s a tactic used by CAIR and others to successfully and often indefinitely quiet any criticism of Islam, even when it’s shining light upon the practice of honor violence and depriving young women of education, two central themes in the film.
And most of the time it works. We see it in cases such as this one, where individuals like those organizing this film screening become fearful at the thought of offending a minority group. Because offending others is very anti-American; but then again, isn’t stifling free speech?
Is this a telling of what CAIR is really about and does the possibility exist that the acts brought to the forefront in the Honor Diaries are condoned and maybe even committed by members in their own circle? Silence often speaks volumes.
Clarion Project’s National Security Analyst Ryan Mauro interviews one of the producers of Honor Diaries Heidi Basch-Harod. She is the Executive Director of Women’s Voices Now and a courageous defender of women’s rights and humanitarian causes worldwide from Tibet to Kurdistan. Women’s Voices Now is one of over 35 partner organizations that joined that Clarion Project in making Honor Diaries….
Victims of honor crimes are silenced. Victims of honor crimes are shamed. Victims of honor crimes are made pariahs. And, often, victims of honor crimes are extinguished. This week, Honor Diaries, a documentary focusing on the global manifestations of honor violence, was itself silenced, when two American universities — the University of Michigan at Dearborn and the University of Illinois in Chicago — canceled planned screenings. With this act of censorship, the movie has become a metaphor for its message. Just like the women and girls it portrays, the movie has been silenced and its progenitors shamed.
While honor crimes take place in many cultures, they are most prevalent today in the Muslim-majority world and increasingly in Muslim diaspora communities settled in the West. Our movie examines the work of nine women activists, many of them Muslim, in defending and rescuing these victims….
CAIR who has ordained Honor Diaries and any discussion pertaining to the content in the documentary as Islamaphobic has convinced several college institutions to cancel the viewing and discussion of the documentary, a major disservice to our brainwashed young men and women of college age.