Skip to comments.Jihad Jane Is a Twisted Kind of Feminist
Posted on 03/21/2010 3:36:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Jess, I must confess I found this Daily Beast story on Jihad Jane, who will be arraigned today in Philadelphia, quite interesting. Even the headline makes sense to me. Although its a tease, feminist, in this case, does not mean the American definition of feminist. You could put together a cultural riff about how Jihad Jane and Amy Bishop represent the outer edge of the new American feminist power. (See the Lady Gaga video: Lady killers are hot right now.) But the feminist label here refers to surprising changes within the terrorist organizations. Richard Miniter convincingly makes the case that the women have been pressuring Jihad leaders to let them be bombers, and that the leaders were at first reluctant but eventually relented.
Nasser Shawish was the Fatah commander who ordered Dareen Abu Aisha to carry out one of the first female suicide attacks. Shawish told Israeli investigators that he didn't like the idea of using womenespecially ones with bright futures: "I felt that she was a pretty and successful girl studying at the university, a future mother, who should marry and bear children, and help her people in other ways. But she wouldn't stop pressuring me."
Surely the women are misfits and confused, lost souls, as you call them. But they seem to find meaning and power in a budding new movement which could rightly be called, in that twisted context, feminist.
Well, if it wasn’t for women, we would not have obama. So, I am partial to burqaing them all now.
Someone posted some thing here an hour ago about some NASCAR fan who’s wife voted for Obama and his son is in a wheelchair and the daughter-in-law has no job.
Well thanks to the guy’s wife, his son moves to the front of the list for death panels. Good job by mom for helping their disabled son win the death pool lottery.
Anti-individual, anti-truth, anti-freedom, anti-life collectivists are likely to join forces.
No more twisted than Jews who still support Statism (communism, socialism, collectivism of any form).
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