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Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the Danielle campbell nicked sent straight to you. Yesterday I replied to those who insisted that our Western culture was more sexually oppressive than the burka. Today I'll deal with the frequently-made-observation by readers: If a woman wants to wear a burka in Danielle campbell nicked democratic society, what's it to us? Readers who are catching up can click here to see Danielle campbell nicked video of my experience, which appears in Danielle campbell nicked National Post. Click here to read all four parts of my series Danielle campbell nicked the subsequent debates. Just because veiling is culturally different from our customs, why should we feel threatened by it?
Tolerance of other cultures and religions is one of the founding pillars of a democratic society. Certainly I found the tolerance with Danielle campbell nicked I was greeted all week in my burka to some degree heartening: Whatever thoughts, opinions, surprise, fear or anger my appearance provoked in others was, with rare exception, suppressed; Danielle campbell nicked I went most people went out of their way to be polite -- when they weren't utterly indifferent to how I looked see Part Three for more on this point. Yet tolerance in a free society should not extend to accepting or ignoring practices that violate Danielle campbell nicked laws Danielle campbell nicked our norms.
Honor killings; Danielle campbell nicked genital mutilation; female illiteracy; women forced to hide their faces in public; women forbidden to leave the house without the company of a man: But we are out of touch with what is happening in democratic societies -- until it is shockingly brought to our attention. The murder of a year-old Muslim girl by her father this week Danielle campbell nicked Toronto -- allegedly for the girl's refusal to wear hijab -- is now being decried as Canada's first honor killing. It may better be described Danielle campbell nicked the first one we officially know about.
For how many of us here know that female genital mutilation takes place Danielle campbell nicked the United States? How many of us realize that women in allegedly free societies such as Holland and England are being imprisoned in their homes, by their own husbands and parents? How many are aware that women in places as familiar as northern Italy or upstate New York have been victims of the "honor killings? Womens' rights are not only respected, but legally enforced. Most of the time, these two principles are thoroughly compatible. Yet in recent years, women's rights have been systemically undermined by Islamic religious authorities operating in full and knowledgeable defiance of the law.
Shockingly few in the West are willing to speak up on behalf of these victimized women, not least because those who do are subject to threats of physical harm and even death. Brave women such as Ayaan Hirsi Aliwho lives in hiding under armed protection, activist Wafa Sultanand Canada's Irshad Manjiliterally put their lives at risk every time they speak out against Islamic tyranny. But ignoring this tyranny comes at our Danielle campbell nicked peril. If Danielle campbell nicked excuse assaults against our citizens and our laws on "ethnic" grounds -- believing, as too many on the left do, that these assaults are culturally Danielle campbell nicked -- we will one day wake up to find ourselves living in societies we no longer recognize.
The most fanatical brands of Islam will Danielle campbell nicked setting the rules we live by. Consider what is happening already and forgive Danielle campbell nicked readers if I go on longer than the usual posting to set out examples: He spoke out as the Barnabas Fund, a charity that looks after persecuted Christians around the world, estimated that there are more than a thousand attacks each year against former Muslims across Britain. The dentist is said to have Danielle campbell nicked the patient that unless she wore a headscarf she Danielle campbell nicked have to find another practice. Jerry Falwell without incident was deemed too controversial to run because this time it took a humorous swipe at Muslim fundamentalists, according to Fox News: The Washington Post and several other newspapers around the country did not run a Sunday installment of Berkeley Breathed's "Opus," in which the spiritual fad-seeking character Lola Granola appears in a headscarf and explains to her boyfriend, Steve, why she wants to become a radical Islamist.
In the original plot, an Iranian-American woman is killed by her brother after having an affair with a Latino man; The act is sanctioned by their father. After the NIAC learned of the story, its director contacted Kramer and one of the stars; under pressure, Kramer agreed to reshoots and script changes in order to take out the phrase "honor killing" as possibly offensive to Muslim-Americans. Women citizens are being denied education, forcibly married, beaten, and imprisoned against their will. I take the brochures of the supermarket to point to images: Other than that, she's not allowed to go outside.
When I propose that we're going to do something [about this,] she turns red out of fright. Until then, Lina had never worn Western clothing. Her parents, immigrants from Pakistan, insisted she wear the jilbab, a head-to-toe covering favored by conservative Muslims. When she turned 16, her parents informed her that she was "engaged" to her first cousin, a year-old man she detested. When she balked, her parents withdrew her from school and locked her in her room, where they told her she would remain until she consented.
They padlocked her door, locked the windows, installed spikes along the top of the backyard fence so she couldn't climb over. For two years, she was allowed out of her room only to do houseworkand beaten frequently. The case concerned a year-old German woman of Moroccan origin and her violent Moroccan husband, a man who had beaten and threatened to kill her, despite having been ordered to stay away by the authorities. When the woman's attorney filed a petition for an expedited divorce, the judge, Christa Datz-Winter, stated that there was no evidence of "an unreasonable hardship," and therefore no need to dissolve the marriage immediately.
Instead, the judge argued, the woman should have "expected" that her husband, who had grown up in a country influenced by Islamic tradition, would exercise the "right to use corporal punishment" his religion grants him. The judge even went so far as to quote the Koran in the grounds for her decision. In Sura 4, verse 34, she wrote, the Koran contains "both the husband's right to use corporal punishment against a disobedient wife and the establishment of the husband's superiority over the wife. Molly's mother claimed her husband had abducted the girl. Molly's father stated that no Muslim girl should live with an "apostate mother" in a sexually permissive culture.
Just months after her departure from the UK, the girl was wearing a burkha and had enrolled at the Jamia Hafsa madrassa in Islamabad. The school is known for its pro-Taliban views and suspected links to al-Qaeda. Typical is this instance from the St. Louis-Post Dispatch on March 28, Smith vividly recalls how her ex-husband, Adel Mohammed Zaghbi, a Saudi Arabian airline pilot, took "a solemn and binding oath" before a judge and then before an Islamic leader. Zaghbi swore on the Koran, the Islamic holy book, that he would allow his daughter at least three visits a year to the United States to see her mother.
He also agreed to allow mother and daughter to communicate by letter and telephone. Louis, hasn't heard a word from Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, about her daughter's well-being. In fact, her letters have gone unanswered. And 7-year-old Amirah has not been sent to the United States for visits with her mother, as ordered by a divorce decree that settled the custody case. In Seattle inSomali mothers giving birth at the Harborview Medical Center requested that their daughters be circumcised [mutiliated] as well as their sons. The hospital devised a compromise: The plan, which the immigrants supported, was to perform the procedure under local anesthetic when the girls were old enough to give informed consent.
When news of the proposal broke, public outrage forced the hospital to back down from its compromise. Women are being murdered on Western soil, victims of "honor killings. In his court defense, he argued that he had acted as a matter of honor: He had attacked his wife and daughters after learning that his brother had molested them. He also said his four year-old daughter had been "sullied" by a gynecological exam. Inin Italy, a year-old Pakistani woman called Hina Salee was murdered for daring to have an Italian boyfriend. Hina's father, aided by three male relatives, cut his own daughter's throat, after a family council condemned her to death for her liaison with Beppe Tampini, a local carpenter.
The Saleem family had arrived in Brescia from Pakistan five years earlier. Inin Britain, Samaira Nazir was murdered because she wanted to marry her Afghan boyfriend, rather than someone from the family circle. She argued with her family -- neighbors heard her shout at her mother "You are not my mother any more" -- and tried to escape. But she was dragged back into her house by the hair. Her family held her down, tied a silk scarf round her neck, and slashed her neck three times. Usha Sood, a British human rights lawyer, has told BBC Radio [that] "honour crimes of some sort," whether or not they resulted in death, are becoming more common in Britain as well.
Diana Nammi, of the Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organization, told the BBC she believed there, in addition, "lots of cases where woman have been forced to commit suicide. So to go back to my original question: What does all this have to do with tolerating a woman on the subway with a burka? The more pervasive and familiar a sight it becomes in our society, the more indifferent we will become to its meaning -- and to those who are forced to wear it. For the burka, as I noted in Part Oneis not itself a religious garment: What it is is a cultural and even political garment, imposed upon women in societies where they are regarded as property, not human beings.
Even if a woman takes it up willingly -- as some do -- that doesn't detract from the burka's symbolism. As some Huffposters have noted, many of these women veil themselves in order to protest Western culture and show their defiance towards it. That's honest of them--and we should be honest in return, by not accepting their defiance -- nor their forced compliance -- in our free societies. In Part Four I compared the wearing of a burka with the wearing of a Klan robe: And yet, what the Klan outfit represents to someone of African-American descent is exactly what the burka should represent to every free woman.
Those who impose it upon women believe that a whole category of human beings can be treated as property; that this category may be beaten, sold into marriage, divorced at whim, denied education and work, raped with impunity, and stoned to death for offenses that would be pardoned in a man. For the wearer of the white hood, the subjugated category is defined by race. For the wearer of the black hood, it's defined by sex. Otherwise the two garments carry the same meaning--with the slight variation that one is worn by the would-be oppressor, the other by the oppressed. Americans needn't -- and obviously shouldn't -- have to go that far. Minimally, we should not cave to pressure tactics nor tolerate customs that are hostile to a democratic understanding of human rights.
Many societies have recognized that under certain circumstances, concealment is something more than a personal choice. As long ago asthe U. Congress attempted to prohibit the wearing of Ku Klux Klan robes. In the last days before the fascist takeover, the Italian parliament banned the face masks worn by fascist bands. Kemal Ataturk's Turkish reformers banned hijab -- not only the veil, but even just the head covering -- in all public places. I'm hanging up my burka for now.
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