Skip to comments.Muslim Rape Culture and Lara Logan
Posted on 05/07/2011 7:41:49 AM PDT by Heuristic Hiker
When Lara Logan traveled to Egypt to cover the Tahrir Square protests, she was unaware that she was going to be working in a country where sexual harassment rates of women and especially foreign women are so high as to be universal. In a politically correct profession, such truths are politically incorrect. And even now all of the coverage studiously avoids mentioning one dangerous word. Islam.
Muslim rape culture did not begin in Tahrir Square and it won't end there. Not when it actually began in the year 624 when Mohammed came up with an ingenious means of rewarding his followers. In addition to the trophies of war, he made it legal for them to capture and rape married women.
Previously that would have been considered adultery. Now it was an incentive to become one of Islam's Holy Warriors. It doesn't take much to imagine how ugly and awful the camp of Mohammed's followers was for a woman. That's why the Burka was invented.
Muslim apologists insist that the Burka has something to do with female modesty. But the Koran spells out clearly the reason for it. "Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies that they may thus be distinguished and not molested." The Hijab was invented for similar reasons in 1970's Lebanon to mark out Shiite women so they wouldn't be molested by Muslim terrorists. The purpose of the Burka was closer to a cattle brand, separating women married to Muslim husbands, from slave women who were captured in war. The former were the property of their husbands and untouchable, the latter were fair game for everyone. To a Muslim, the Burka is a sign that says, 'only my husband may rape me' and the lack of a Burka means, 'everyone can rape me.'
When Australia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Hilaly justified a notorious series of gang rapes by comparing women to uncovered meat left out in the presence of a cat, he laid out the basis of Muslim rape culture. Women are always the guilty party, because they are women. If they refuse to defeminize themselves by putting on a Burka and becoming just another dark ghost haunting the streets of Cairo or Sydney with their lack of selfhood, then they are automatically guilty of their own rape.
In the West rape is a crime because it an assault on a human being. In Islam, it is only a crime because it is a sex act that takes place outside of marriage. In many Islamic countries, 'Zina' meaning adultery or immoral sexual conduct in general, is a charge that can be levied against both the rapist and his victim. Even in a case where Mohammed ordered the execution of a rapist, he first 'forgave' his victim for her part in it. To the extent that Islam criminalizes rape, it is as a property crime or a disruption of public order. And it imposes a high standard of proof that is unlikely to be met.
In Islam, women are objects, not subjects. Physically their entire bodies are considered 'Awrah',an Arabic word meaning 'nakedness', 'fault' or 'defect', terms that amply sum up the Islamic view of women. Even their voices are considered 'Awrah' meaning that even a fully covered up woman speaking is an immoral thing. A woman exists within Islam as an immoral object. And that gives Muslim men implicit permission to assault her, while holding her very nature accountable for tempting them to commit the act.
Islam does not consider rape to be a crime against a woman. It is a crime against their fathers and husbands. There is no crime involved in a husband raping his own wife. That is a ruling Muslim scholars continue to preach today. And the UK's Islam Channel was shut down for broadcasting that view. Under Islamic law, a husband is fully entitled to beat his wife if she refuses to service him until she finally consents. The woman has no control over her body. Only the men she belongs to do.
In a tribal society, rape is a crime against property and honor. To a father, his daughter's virginity is a valuable item that increases her market value. Marrying her off is way to build a relationship between two families. To a husband, his wife's chastity maintains the value of his property and insures that the offspring is his. To assault a woman is to commit a crime against the communal property of a family. But a woman herself has no rights over her body that any man is bound to respect. As Lara Logan discovered in Tahrir Square.
An unaccompanied woman is ownerless. A foreign woman is outside the protection of the tribal system which uses family vendettas to settle disputes. It's no wonder that the already stratospheric sexual harassment rates in Cairo climb to a universal value where foreign women are concerned.
The Burka placed responsibility on women to defeminize themselves and mark themselves as property. Centuries of Islamic jurisprudence put the burden of responsibility for any assault on a woman as the object that tempts men to sin. The circular reasoning of Islam says that if a man assaults a woman, it is because she tempted him. That femininity is inherently an object of temptation. The Burka and the Hijab began as a way of defeminizing women for their protection, but then became an indictment of women. Women were no longer being defeminized to protect them, but to protect men from them.
Why else do women have to be defeminized, their faces masked and their voices silenced, if there isn't some terrible mysterious force about femininity that causes men to act out? That is exactly what the first president of Iran claimed, when he said that, "Scientific research had shown that women's hair emitted rays that drove men insane." More recently an Iranian cleric explained that women who do not dress modestly corrupt men and cause earthquakes. The flight routes of Iranian planes had to be diverted from a stadium where women played soccer for fear that their hair rays might affect passengers in the planes above.
Behind this hair ray nonsense lurks an uglier notion, that women are unnatural creatures and that men are not responsible for their conduct around women. If a man rapes a woman, maybe her hair rays made him do it. If they can cause earthquakes, why not. Western legal culture says that men have more control over a situation with a woman. Islamic jurisprudence creates reasons why women do to exonerate their rapists.
How do you sell the notion of equal rights to people who view women as dangerous objects that have to be kept under lock and key?
Under Islam a woman can't say 'no' except passively by defeminizing herself. By remaining in Purdah at home or taking a mobile purdah along by covering up her entire body and face in a Burka, never meeting a man's eye or speaking to him. And even if she follows all those rules and is still assaulted, then maybe those hair rays can punch through stifling black cloth after all. There's no way for a woman to be innocent, except by never being born. As an object, she is always guilty of luring men on. The levels of guilt may vary. If the levels are low enough, then she may be 'forgiven' for causing immorality and her rapist may face punishment. And her family may still kill her anyway to bury the shame that she represents for them along with her body.
Like all social rules, they don't apply equally. The daughter of a wealthy and westernized urban family will enjoy an immunity from them, that the daughter of a poor family in a village will not. The wealthy daughter will attend the London School of Economics, use Twitter and serve as an example that her country and Islam are really very liberated. The poor daughter will be a second wife to some bored fat merchant and be considered lucky if he doesn't beat her to death when she loses her looks.
Meanwhile the young men will roam the streets bored and frustrated. They will steal anything not nailed down, join protests and sexually harass women. When Western reporters poured into Cairo to report on a pro-democracy movement, they surrounded themselves with what they thought were pro-democracy protesters. What they were actually doing was walking into one of the largest overcrowded cities in the world, where gangs of protesters had smashed the police, and created an open state of anarchy. Muslim rape culture did the rest.
As far as her attackers were concerned, Lara Logan had no rights they were bound to respect. She wasn't the wife or daughter of anyone they knew. She wasn't even a Muslim. They had no bond of kinship with her. Which meant that just like the uncovered in Mohammed's camp, she didn't belong to anyone. And that meant she was fair game.
In Muslim rape culture, a woman cannot actively decline a man. She can only passively demonstrate that she is off limits by defeminizing herself. Lara Logan hadn't done that. But even if she had, it wouldn't have done much good. Previous gang assaults on women in Cairo a few years back had targeted even those covered from head to toe. To add fuel to the fire, came the chants of, "Yahood, Yahood." "Jew, Jew". Mohammed's ruling had made it legal to capture and rape Jewish women. The association may not have been directly made, but indirectly it was there. Lara Logan had been marked as a member of an enemy tribe.
The reasoning is awkward, but Islamic jurisprudence is the product of such awkwardness. It derives from the will of Mohammed whose only consistent principle was to do whatever he wanted. As a prophet he frequently made and broke his own laws, and then made new ones. Four witnesses are required for an act of sexual immorality, because at one point three witnesses accused Mohammed's own wife of such an act. Prior to that Mohammed had taken action based only on a single witness.
Mohammed modified the law to allow him to marry his son's wife and to shift the turns of his own wives. After Mohammed had received another urgent 'revelation' allowing him to do as he sexually pleased, his wife Aisha said, "O Allah's Apostle I do not see but that your Lord hurries in pleasing you." There you find the whole of Islamic jurisprudence. It was a code that existed only to please Mohammed's sexual impulses.
If Allah existed only to enable women to sexually service Mohammed-- what agency can women have in Islam?
Muslim rape culture springs from that same code. A code that exists to please and flatter the Muslim male and demean the female as an inferior specimen, whose body is filth, whose form is corruption and who can only be good to the extent that she becomes a non-person. Remaining quiet and out of sight. It begins with the inferiority of women, and ends with a paradise filled with eternal virgins who can never say no. What do women get, some ask. But it doesn't matter. It was never intended for them.
From NY to Jerusalem , Daniel Greenfield Covers the Stories Behind the News. Daniel Greenfield is a blogger, author and columnists covering international affairs, the rising threat of terrorism and the growing problems of socialism. His daily blog can be viewed at Sultan Knish.
First the girls were raped, then they were sent to her: Samira Ahmed Jassim is the mother of female suicide bombers in Iraq. It was her job to convince the young women that suicide was the only way to save the honor of their families. Now Jassim tells her story.
An Islamic Valentine for Lara Logan
Pssst that catchy title was just to grab your attention. This letter is meant for you infidel men.
You infidel women, please click back to fuzzy bunnies and unicorns. Ill wait.
[Dum-dee-dum dum ]
All men now? Good.
Dont worry, this isnt about flowers, candy or cards. Of course the very idea is ridiculous. Valentines Day is an infidel holiday celebrating lewd, immoral and licentious behavior typical to your fallen religions. Trust me when I say we have nothing like Valentines Day in the one true religion of peace.
And men, isnt it better for us that we dont have it in our religion? No need to buy your wife flowers, candies or even a card on Valentines or any other day. This is just one small example of why the one true religion is better for men, and why you should seriously consider switching over while were still taking volunteers.
And its really easy to join. Just say one prayer, and youre in for life.
Heres another good reason to switch. Say you dont feel like showing tender affection to your wife. You dont have to! In fact, if she burns dinner, doesnt clean the house, or pisses you off in any way you can just back-hand her, (as long as you dont break any bones or mark her face.) In fact, its okay for you to give her a good thrashing now and then to get her back into line. Why? Because it says its okay in the holy books of the one true religion of peace, thats why.
Dont worry, the bruises covering the rest of her body wont show, because (isnt this great!) a wife can never leave the house while showing one square centimeter of bare uncovered skin thats not between her eyes and her chin. Which is mighty handy, in case shes still covered with bruises from her last few disciplinary sessions. And as long as you are careful not to beat her face in, she can still go out in public to do your shopping, (while properly attired, of course).
Heres another reason why the one true religion is better for us men. Maybe your wife just doesnt have the old sex-appeal any more. The thrill is gone. No problem! You can remarry, and bring a second, third or a fourth wife home. You dont have to even ask the old bats permission. Whom you marry is up to you and you alone in the one true religion, because you are a man! If wife-number-one doesnt want you bringing that pretty little thing home to your bed, well too bad for wife-number-one. She has no say in the matter. You may do what you want, because you are a man!
Now, my infidel friend and prospective member of the one true religion of peace, maybe youre not such a handsome young stud yourself any more. Youre over forty, and you havent exactly been working out and keeping buff. Dont worry, thats not a problem. Lets say your brother has a cute little daughter, Fatima. Shes going to be turning thirteen soon. For the first eleven or twelve years of her life she was allowed the run of the block like a free-spirited little sprite. Uncovered, just as cute as a button, and sure to be one hot number once she passes through puberty.
And as luck would have it, you also have a daughter of fourteen or so (perhaps from your second wife) who is not exactly getting any younger and you want her out of the house. Perhaps she is not as pretty as Fatima, but dont worry, your brother is not as picky as you are. Thats right! You can trade your adolescent daughter to your brother, and he can reciprocate with Fatima. What a great deal this is for us men, under the rules of the one true religion of peace. In this way, you can keep a fresh stock of nubile teenage girls in your bed until youre too old to want them any longer. And nobody can say a word against this excellent practice, because the prophet of the one true religion explicitly condones and encourages it as one of the very best ways to find a good wife. In fact, this is how the prophet found his favorite wife of all.
But what if your bubbly thirteen-year-old nieceexcuse mebrideobjects to having sex with you, simply because you are forty-five and have a gray beard down to your big stomach? Ha-ha-ha! As if what she wants matters! Trust me, she has no say in the matter, none. If you and your brother like the idea of swapping teenage daughters for child brides, thats all there is to it, its settled. (Some Western so-called scientists claim that all of this marrying of close relatives has caused so-called genetic problems, but what do they know? Genetics are not mentioned anywhere in our holy books, so they have no importance to members of the one true religion of peace.)
And if you like the girls really young, the one true religion is definitely for you. Even nine years old is plenty old enough for marriage and full marital relations. This was old enough for the Prophet and his very favorite young niece-bride, so dont worry about catching any flak from other members of the one true religion. If a nine-year-old bride was old enough for the prophet (when he was in his fifties), it is old enough for any male member of the one true religion of peace.
But what if that hot new child bride is not in the mood to satisfy your male needs? Those teenagers (and preteens) can be quite a handful, as we all know. Well, shed better get in the mood, if she doesnt want a good thrashing! Our holy books are very clear on this. But what if she still wont receive your overtures when you want to lay a little loving on her? You have even beaten her black and blue (except on her face), but to no avail. Shes lost that loving feeling, or maybe she never had it in the first place. Some teenage brides are just like that.
Men, this part is great, you will just love it. And this goes for any of your wives, from your oldest to your youngest. Just divorce them, by saying I divorce thee! Thats it! No lawyers, no paperwork, no alimony. After this legally-binding divorce occurs shes thrown out on the street, penniless and rejected by society. The witch will soon be begging on a corner. Shes not exactly a pretty sight, but lucky for us men we dont have to see her, since shes just a lump in a burqa, squatting on the sidewalk with only her begging cup showing. Her pitiful example will also do wonders to encourage your other wives to please you better.
Isnt that great, men? Truly, the one true religion of peace is perfect for us.
(the rest at the FR thread link.)
I wonder if all those liberal women that defend Islam really understand this..
“When Lara Logan traveled to Egypt... she was unaware that she was going to be working in a country where sexual harassment rates were high”
Uh, is this really a secret? I am not saying that this woman deserved the torment she received; however, rape/beatings/abuse of women in Muslim countries isn’t Top Secret. Just a thought.
The NOW hates America and loves Islam because Islam hates America. That pretty much sums it up...
Islam is a satanic cult of death.
Pray for Israel
Reading this makes me wonder about the mentality of western women who choose to join the cult and assume the garb.
When Lara Logan traveled to Egypt to cover the Tahrir Square protests, she was unaware that she was going to be working in a country where sexual harassment rates of women and especially foreign women are so high as to be universal.
She most likely knew that sexual harassment was high in Egypt,but to say that it approaches nearly universal harassment I think it pretty hard to believe...unless you experience it....
From how the quote is written, I wonder is “universal” essentially means this: if you are a foreign woman, it is a 100% guarantee that you will be harassed in one form or another?
How can she “unaware” when she is a “journolist”? The number one skill in Journo school is research. I guess everything through the eyes of a liberal, everything is rainbows and rabbits.
Once again, it is proven that “political correctness” makes you stupid. Personally, I think she “knew” but political correctness clouded her judgement. To say that Islamic men treat women like trash is racist and Islamophobic, right? Therefore, it must be untrue? Yeah, right.
Islam and its fanatic practitioners remind me of a huge pack of rabid pit bulls roaming decaying city streets and mauling the weakest among them. They deserve no less than the treatment meted out to their expired lead dog Osamabama Bin Hemmorrhaging. No amount of Dog Whispering is going to cure what's wrong with Islam.
You are right. It is not a secret at all to anyone with eyes to see and a functioning brain. But it is a truth that liberals will never accept, no matter the mountains of overwhelming evidence. The reality of a rape culture that is alive and well within Islam is invisible to them. It is impossible for them to see because they have first bought into the mantra that “Islam is the religion of peace”. Thus the denial that there is any danger at all for a blond American non-Muslim reporter to go into a Muslim war zone. Despite being raped by Muslim men, Lara Logan still doesn't see the truth.
The veiling of women long predates Islam. It's purpose then and now was to control the competition for women. Middle Eastern cultures universally practiced polygamy and the need to reduce temptations among unmarried men is why they hid their wives and unmarried daughters.
No, of course they don’t or won’t. Political agenda trumps violence against women. Just ask Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, Linda Tripp, etc.
Well I am waiting to see Joyce Beyhar and the likes of “Lady” Gaga in their burkas
End Islam. Wipe it from the planet by any means necessary.
The number one skill in Journo school is propaganda.
If you’re a woman or gay the number one skill is ability to get on your knees to advance your ‘career’. Literally.