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Islam’s “Uncovered-Meat” Excuse for Sexual Assault
Frontpagemagazine ^ | 2-18-11 | Nonie Darwish

Posted on 02/18/2011 5:39:56 AM PST by SJackson

The news that 60 Minutes journalist Lara Logan had been brutally sexually assaulted and beaten in Egypt among chants of “Jew” really hit home. As a teenager and young woman in Egypt, I remember having to endure the humiliation of being pinched and groped in crowded buses and streets of Cairo. Onlookers are usually indifferent, some even laugh, leaving women in Muslim society even more ashamed of their bodies. Women who do not wear Islamic clothes, such as Christians and foreigners, are even more vulnerable. In Cairo, hearing a passing car yelling the “f” word or “whore” to a woman and then speeding up in the busy traffic is not uncommon.

In times of uprisings and revolutions, it is not uncommon for the mob mentality to take over, resulting in assaults and even killing of journalists. But what happened to journalists in Egypt, including Logan, was an outrageous violation of police duty; instead of helping the foreign victims, the police added to the abuse by hours of unnecessary and abusive interrogation of the victims themselves.

Egypt and many Muslim countries have a terrible record of sexual harassment. According to a survey conducted in 2008 by an Egyptian Women’s rights group, 83% of Egyptian women have been sexually harassed. The numbers for foreign women is a staggering 98%. Most of the men in the survey admitted they have harassed women and most of them blamed it on women for dressing provocatively. What is worse is that the majority of women in the survey believe that women who dress immodestly deserve the harassment.

Muslim culture has succeeded in turning women against each other and away from defending their human rights and dignity. The system rewards women who turn on other women who do not follow Sharia. A Muslim woman is given her much-craved respect only when she reports and condemns immodest women, turns against her sisters and agrees with a misogynist culture that blames the female victims and not the predators.

It was also reported that crowds yelled “Jew” at Logan. That does not surprise me, since a call that someone is a Jew has a meaning in Muslim countries. It means they are fair game for assault or worse; it means they are subhuman and deserve whatever happens to them. Muslim scriptures are full of commandments to kill Jews wherever they are and according to Islamic law, female captives in battle are automatically divorced from their husbands and can be sexually enslaved by their captors. Mohammed himself, who is viewed as the ideal example for men, in all his battles against non-Muslims allowed sexual enslavement of women captives. Such Islamic history lessons send the wrong message to Muslim men and influence how they view and relate to women and take away any feeling of guilt or shame.

From birth, Muslim boys are excused and defended for misbehaving towards their sisters and women in general. The message is that uncovered women are to be loathed and disrespected. Muslim preachers often rush to blame women as having “asked for it” or being “uncovered meat”. Even in Australia, an Egyptian Muslim preacher, Sheik al-Hilali, used the “uncovered meat” excuse to defend Muslim men who raped Australian women wearing bikinis on the beach. These kind of religious teachings are the reason behind honor killing, female genital mutilation and abuse, all of which are designed to tame women and set an example to the rest of society.

The anti-Jewish propaganda in Muslim countries is sickening and must be seen in relation to female abuse in general and to the assault of Logan in particular. Even I who was born and raised Egyptian once had a scary experience. On the way to Alexandria, an uncle wanted to stop in a village to meet a friend but got lost. As he went to look for directions, my siblings and I, who were wearing jeans and T-shirts and speaking English, attracted a village crowd around us yelling “Jews.” My sisters and I rushed inside the car. In no time the village police came to check us out but thank God by then my uncle showed them his ID and we left after some questioning. I can only imagine how Jews feel walking the street in any Muslim country.

Egyptian paranoid propaganda against Westerners and Jews is not only manifested in streets but affects every aspect of relationships between the ordinary Egyptian and foreigners in general. Foreign women are often called “Israeli agents” who are coming to ‘seduce’ Egyptian men. As to foreign men, they are often accused of being – what else? – CIA agents.

Many Egyptians describe the behavior of men who sexually harass women as un-Islamic and they believe this is a good enough explanation to end the conversation. They refuse to look within and see the truth behind the Islamic upbringing of men, how women are viewed both culturally and religiously and how Islamic teachings views non-Muslims. Muslims need to view themselves and the reality of their religious education more critically. Living in denial about one’s religion and the consequences of its teachings is toxic.

Nonie Darwish is the author “Cruel and usual Punishment” and the President of FormerMuslimsUnited.org.

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Article printed from FrontPage Magazine: http://frontpagemag.com

URL to article: http://frontpagemag.com/2011/02/18/islams-uncovered-meat-excuse-for-sexual-assault/


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: islam; laralogan; muslim; religionofrape; rop; trop; women

1 posted on 02/18/2011 5:39:58 AM PST by SJackson
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To: SJackson

Radical islam is real islam.

An insane rape and murder cult since Mad Mo emerged from the bat cave.


2 posted on 02/18/2011 5:44:47 AM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic is now on Kindle.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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3 posted on 02/18/2011 5:50:03 AM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: SJackson

There is no hope for that savagery to ever coexist alongside civilization anywhere in the world.


4 posted on 02/18/2011 5:51:41 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: SJackson

These are the very people that Obamao and the rest of the America hating left consider an ‘inspiration’.

They will revere any perverted behaviour as long as it’s not our own patriotic pro life culture.


5 posted on 02/18/2011 5:53:13 AM PST by Carley (ARAB STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN AMERICA'S LEFT)
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To: Travis McGee
“An insane rape and murder cult since Mad Mo emerged from the bat cave.”

You could write volumes and NOT get closer to a proper definition of Islam.

6 posted on 02/18/2011 5:53:29 AM PST by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: SJackson

Islam delenda est.


7 posted on 02/18/2011 5:55:03 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: SJackson
Seems like the male muzzies have no self-control.

They are all victims of western culture and its not their fault. That must be why the libtards love them.

8 posted on 02/18/2011 5:58:30 AM PST by CPOSharky (Posted with 100% recycled electrons.)
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To: SJackson

islam is all about oppression and fear.


9 posted on 02/18/2011 6:00:10 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA
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To: SJackson

Why did CBS sit on the story? Silent for DAYS.

Having 200 “good guys” gang assault a female reporter while screaming “Jew! Jew!” doesn’t fit the narrative. Is that why CBS sat on the story?

Or is it the cultural issue? A rape in a bar is a sex crime. But a pack of political protesters who rape a “Jew” in public is a story about culture.

Will the thugs who raped this woman get away with it?
Did the soldiers who rescued her detain the perpetrators?


10 posted on 02/18/2011 6:01:23 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: CPOSharky; Carley

The left loves the Muzzies because they both have the same enemy in Jesus Christ.


11 posted on 02/18/2011 6:02:13 AM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my home page. Click my handle.)
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To: Carley

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‘These are the very people that Obamao and the rest of the America hating left consider an ‘inspiration’.’

___________________

“Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”
Barack Hussein Obama

“it is important for Western countries to avoid impeding Muslim citizens from practicing religion as they see fit”
Barack Hussein Obama

“We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over so many centuries to shape the world for the better, including my own country.”
Barack Hussein Obama

“The contribution of Muslims to the United States are too long to catalog because Muslims are so interwoven into the fabric of our communities and our country”
Barack Hussein Obama

“I have lived in a Muslim-majority country... I know, because I am one of them.”
Barack Hussein Obama

“As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.”
Barack Hussein Obama

“Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.”
Barack Hussein Obama

“And since our founding, American Muslims have enriched the United States.”
Barack Hussein Obama

“And I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”
Barack Hussein Obama

“Moreover, freedom in America is indivisible from the freedom to practice one’s religion. That is why there is a mosque in every state of our union, and over 1,200 mosques within our borders. That is why the U.S. government has gone to court to protect the right of women and girls to wear the hijab, and to punish those who would deny it.”
Barack Hussein Obama

“We are not nor have we even been at war with Islam”
Barack Hussein Obama


12 posted on 02/18/2011 6:04:32 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: SJackson

My Foreign Policy suggestion.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCim7mmLWRA


13 posted on 02/18/2011 6:06:47 AM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: SJackson

The feminist groups will be right on this.

not.

Doesn’t fit their political agenda to criticize Muslims.


14 posted on 02/18/2011 6:08:35 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: SJackson

The assault against this woman speaks volumes.

The absence of a full-throated condemnation of this act from the US government/media/population also speaks volumes.


15 posted on 02/18/2011 6:11:04 AM PST by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: SJackson
I've been looking for comments from Nonie Darwish on this whole situation in Egypt. Her book Now They Call Me Infidel is an excellent look into Egyptian society.
16 posted on 02/18/2011 6:13:15 AM PST by FourPeas
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To: SJackson

At the very core of Islam is the “it’s not my fault” approach. If one sins, it is the fault of the thing that tempts. That is the point of sharia: to eliminate all temptation.


17 posted on 02/18/2011 6:19:02 AM PST by Spudx7
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To: Spudx7

Very astute. I see the same current in Puritanism - that societies obligation is to remove the ability to sin and to enforce religious law, blue laws, etc.

H. L. Mencken, Puritanism: “The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”


18 posted on 02/18/2011 6:26:39 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: SJackson
What the heck was she doing there during an uprising? The response of an islamist to a Western woman is pretty well known. She, and any other female staff, should have been told to get the heck out.
19 posted on 02/18/2011 6:30:07 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Spudx7

At its very core, and from its inception, Islam is an evil ideaology designed to empower deranged people.
EVERYONE who hears someone say ‘Islam respects all people’ MUST remember that, in all its language and documents, Islam considers ONLY MUSLIMS ‘people’.


20 posted on 02/18/2011 6:31:18 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: patriot08

IMO, Obama represents the muslim ‘faith’ perfectly.


21 posted on 02/18/2011 6:41:31 AM PST by Carley (ARAB STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN AMERICA'S LEFT)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

‘zackly right.
They don’t belong here...


22 posted on 02/18/2011 6:44:37 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: SJackson

Hey!

Here’s a great idea!

Let’s bring hundreds of thousands of these evolutionary throw-backs to the USA every year.

Maybe the womyn from NOW can bring them up to 1900 or so.

/sarcasm/


23 posted on 02/18/2011 6:48:26 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: MrB
Like any family, there may be bickering in it.

But as Jesus said in Matthew 12:25-26. Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

So they are all striving for the same goal, and while the various ideologies may squabble among themselves for position, they never lose sight of the main prize.

Of course, Satan's house and kingdom WILL be brought to desolation in the end, but only because he tackled something too hot to handle.

24 posted on 02/18/2011 7:28:16 AM PST by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man.)
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To: sitetest

Nuke Mecca Now! Nuke the Aswan High Dam Now!


25 posted on 02/18/2011 7:28:46 AM PST by elcid1970 ("Destroy Mecca and you destroy Allah!")
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To: SJackson

Now that we’ve been told their excuses, sounds like a cry for more money from the people they despise the most . . .


26 posted on 02/18/2011 7:40:41 AM PST by ßuddaßudd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: SJackson

It is amazing that leftists aide and abet this type of treatment throughout the world. The women especially should realize that they will be treated exactly the same as muslim women, when sharia law becomes the law of the land.

Jews and Christians will be treated even worse.


27 posted on 02/18/2011 8:06:40 AM PST by wizr (Keep the Faith! Even when it gets tough! Nothing else will do.)
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