Austrian President, Alexander Van der Bellen, recently suggested — without a trace of irony — that if “Islamophobia” continues to rise:
“A day will come when we will have to ask every woman to wear a headscarf in solidarity with those who wear it for religious reasons.” (Translated from German.)
RT (formerly “Russia Today”) invited Toni Bugle (Mothers Against Radical Islam & Sharia — MARIAS) and Catherine Shakdam* (Director of the Islamic pro Sharia, pro Iran, Shafaqna Institute for Middle Eastern Studies ) to respond.
“The West is blaming Islam for the violence it itself professes.”
“… the West has equated and conflated JIHAD with violence, bloodshed, imperialism, and injustice. The word JIHAD has been stripped of its true meaning so that western capitals could sell their wars to a gullible public and in one smooth movement of the hand position themselves holier and greater than thou!”
“Nowadays the public associate JIHAD with terrorism and of course Daesh (ISIS). Such was the plan all along.
“As long as Islam and Muslims can be blamed for all the violence that befell the world since 2001 then no party will question America’s neocons.
“… The West wants control over the Islamic world for the riches its nations house but also out of fear that Islam one day will come to challenge its imperial complex.
… Islam, true Islam is the threat for it offers freedom and empowerment.
… Iran more than any other nations in the world understands liberation since it enacted its own in 1979 by establishing the Governance of the Jurist. (Editor: This is a reference to Theocratic/Sharia law as advocated by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran)
2012: cardboard cutout of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Celebrating anniversary of the Iranian Revolution
In 2017 Political Correctness harms policing more than anything else. Its effects are worse than staff shortages, chronic underfunding, and even terrorism. The reason of course is that these three main problems in policing are often directly caused by political correctness and then worsened by it in an ever decreasing spiral.
On its own it would be bad enough, but now the police service is subject to draconian internal discipline regulations which see almost every misdemeanour however small, as gross misconduct.
Added to this destructive mix is the zealous way in which the public are told to make their complaints about officers, and even the internal discipline system, the Professional Standards Department, the PSD, running an ‘inform on a colleague’ confidential hotline which is apparently very busy.
The result is a police service firmly shackled in their duties, causing very many individual officers to be hesitant, timid, unimaginative and afraid to enforce the law impartially. Cops are told ‘any conversation you have on police premises belongs to the police’. Even their personal Airwave radios can be used to listen in on cops without their knowledge. You will see cops standing in the open, in the top corner of the police car park, deep in conversation; it’s the only way to talk privately while at work.
I worked the front line, in uniform, as an ordinary copper for thirty years. If anyone knows Nottingham, when I tell you it was Hyson Green you will know the type of area. 270 languages are currently spoken in Hyson Green. It is the busiest part of the entire force area, and officially known in modern parlance as ‘very challenging’. In all my time there, and my millions of public interactions, not once was I ever accused of racism. You cannot hide racism for thirty years.
Many have asked me why I felt this debate should be on the MARIAS website. What has it got to do with MARIAS’ mission?
Let me take a moment to explain.
Firstly, I am wholly against mixed sex (“unisex” or “gender neutral”) toilets, as they give rise to grave safety concerns for women and girls.
For example, at the moment, if I’m out and go to the loo and happen to be followed in by a male who doesn’t turn around realising his error, but instead continues to follow me in, that would alert me to a possible danger.
If however we have mixed sex toilets, how would I be alerted?
How would anyone know they had been followed in?
The other reason is this:
Muslim men would NEVER permit their wives or daughters to enter a mixed sex toilet.
So how long before we see Muslim-only toilets foisted upon us — to accommodate yet another supposedly aggrieved minority or special interest?
The great majority of citizens clearly do not want and do not need mixed toilets – either in schools or in public.
We cannot continue down this path of fake “liberalism” — where the common sense, time-tested practices of the majority are ignored and sacrificed for the sake of arbitrarily designated “minorities” – to whom we are forever pandering.
That’s why I felt this debate needed to be had and needed to be on the MARIAS website.
Third wave feminists … are turning a blind eye to the atrocities going on in the Middle East and Europe.
I have been learning and reading about the impact of Sharia law in both the East and the West. The level of misogyny in various cultures and religions, particularly Islam, is appalling. With the recent influx of unvetted migrants from the Middle East into Europe and North America, the western world is crumbling economically and safety cannot be guaranteed. The reason I felt compelled to write about this topic is because facilitating it is what’s causing women, native and foreign alike, to suffer indefinitely.
The thing is, these atrocities to women are not limited to women living in the Middle East.
Over 1400 girls (and potentially up to 1 million girls) were sexually abused and prostituted by Pakistani Muslim grooming gangs over 16 years. Despite the pleas for help to local authorities, they were largely ignored and cases were covered up for the sake of political correctness.
I can personally attest to abuse from Muslim men, ranging from someone I dated and complete strangers while living in Tampa. In the few years I lived there, I was stalked by a complete stranger while I was shopping and I was groped by a strange man while attempting to swim laps in a gym pool. As for the prior relationship, he took advantage of my insecurities and sympathy in an attempt to control me. When I found out the truth regarding his personal character, I finally left and haven’t looked back.
Personally, I feel passionate about this topic because I’ve been a victim of misogyny and abuse throughout my life. From the time I was young, I felt like I was a disappointment to my father because I’d never be an obedient, good girl who stayed at home. I also witnessed my father being selfish and unkind toward my mother for a long time until she finally divorced him. As a result, I subconsciously accepted it and replayed the scenario countless times in my previous relationships. When I was sexually assaulted in my own home, it was my mom, not my father, who protected me and kicked the assailant out.
The point I’m trying to make is that if it’s this bad in a western society, imagine how much worse it could have been if I was raised in Sharia based upbringing.
If the same sexual assault happened under those circumstances, then I could have been subjugated to marrying my assailant. Or worse yet, I could have been a victim of honor killing for allowing myself to be sexually assaulted and putting shame on the family.
Original vs Third Wave Feminism
What bothers me right now is how third wave feminists in the United States are turning a blind eye to the atrocities going on in the Middle East and Europe.
The last thing any logical person would do is welcome potential thieves, rapists, and murderers with open arms and all allow them to exhaust all available resources. The goal of my blog is to educate westerners on the dangers of Sharia based Islam, discuss various topics and empower women & survivors of abuse.
I know there are many survivors of abuse out there and I want to empower them to not be afraid and learn how to protect themselves.
“… why would a non-Islamic country continue to allow these illegal (Sharia) courts to operate alongside the British legal system?”
Every 7 seconds a girl under 16 is forced into marriage… 16 years ago I was that girl, forced
into marriage, literally at gunpoint, by my uncle in Kashmir.
The attitude of the British Government now is exactly what it was 16 years ago.
They say Sharia has no basis in English law, so there’s no need to declare it illegal.
In which case how did what happened to me … actually happen?
After my forced marriage, on returning to the UK, immigration services told me that if my
marriage was not registered in this country, it would not be valid. It was never registered.
And yet after a long fight against the UK legal system, including my own solicitor, at the age
of 21 I had no choice but to accept a divorce through the UK courts. This was despite my
attempts to get the marriage annulled, as it should have been.
Therefore, in this instance, Sharia clearly took precedence over UK law.