Wednesday, April 26, 2006

US - Media waking up to Islam's abuse of women?

Usually the Left and the left wing media ignore the abuses of Islam, including their abuse of women. Here at least one reporter is finally speaking out.

Prince Turki al-Faisal, the new Saudi ambassador to the United States, came to town last week to make a speech and addressed everything but one important issue. He talked about Iraq, Iran, Israel, the Danish cartoons, the "peaceful and tolerant" message of Islam and the need for economic progress in the Islamic world, but did not mention one word about the pitiful status of women in some Islamic countries.

In Pakistan, women are raped, battered and murdered with seeming impunity. Last December, for instance, a man named Nazir Ahmed slit the throats of his three daughters and murdered their 25-year old stepsister to assuage, as he put it, their honor. His stepdaughter, he claimed, had committed adultery and he didn't want his daughters to "do what their eldest sister had done," he explained, "so they should be eliminated." According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, an independent organization, only half of cases like this even make it to court. In the first 11 months of 2005, there were 260 "honor" killings of women in Pakistan. In Jordan, according to the Arab Human Development Report, 20 women are murdered each year for "honor."

The same thing happens all over Europe as well.

As usual, the reporter can't help but take a swipe at Bush.

President Bush talks a lot about spreading democracy throughout the world; too bad his version of democracy doesn't include vocal lobbying for women's rights. He is so worried about obtaining oil or propping up bankrupt allies, such as President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan, that he refuses to put his money where his mouth is. How cowardly.

Well, Ms. Hunter, when's the last time you heard a Democrat speak out against the abuses of Islam, their intolerance to gays, other religions and the abuse of women? When's the last time you read or heard the left wing media speak out against Islam's abuses? Sure Bush and other Republicans should speak out - we should all be speaking out loud and clear.

By Ms. Hunter's logic the Democrats and left wing media are cowards as well. But you already knew that.

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