Children murdered, then fed to their own mothers
She could have stood up-naked - and fought for the safety of these women who are disfigured by acid thrown into their faces, noses cut off, stoned to death-for being raped! She could have stood naked in the name of the Yazidi girls and women who were raped by Muslims in Syria and Turkey.
From an article by Turkish journalist Uzay Bulut: (Some women might need a "Trigger warning").
"IS [Islamic State] offers women and underage children in a kind of virtual slave market with for-sale photos. ... The transfer of money, as the reporter discovered, takes place through a liaison office in Turkey." Where are the Valkyries?
"Some of those women and girls have had to watch 7-, 8-, and 9-year-old children bleed to death before their eyes, after being raped by ISIS militia multiple times a day." Where are the Valkyries?
"ISIS militias have burned many Yezidi girls alive for refusing to convert and marry ISIS men." Where are the Valkyries?
Then there are "mothers whose children were torn from them by ISIS. These same mothers came to plead for the return of their children, only to be informed, that they, the mothers, had been fed the flesh of their own children by ISIS. Children murdered, then fed to their own mothers." Where are the Valkyries?
Condoning the right of men to abuse women because we are condoning the symbol of abuse-the niqab.
And she could have stood naked in front of the House of Commons and demanded that Prime Minister Trudeau roll back the law that he endorsed allowing women to wear a niqab when taking the oath of allegiance to Canada or wearing it anywhere in public.
The niqab is a symbol that screams that women are lesser than men. In Islam it is well known and taught, even in Canada, that a woman can be raped by her husband and beaten by him-preferably not in the face- and she must dutifully accept these actions. In downtown Toronto you can get books on how to "treat" your Muslim wife.
You can hear it in mosques in Canada.
We are condoning the right of men to abuse women because we are condoning the symbol of abuse-the niqab. And should a woman in this country choose to wear the symbol of abused women, then we have done something terribly wrong. We have either failed them in acculturating or we have given in to a culture that is diametrically opposed to ours out of fear of being called a racist or Islamophobic while patting ourselves on the back for being open and tolerant. I call this suicide-by-democracy.
Thomas Mann observed, when it is evil that is tolerated, then tolerance is a crime. And there is evil in the world. We cannot afford to believe, or worse, to act, as if this is not true.
Let the Valkyries stand up for the real abused women-not those who had a bad date and then went back for more to "normalize the situation." And let the Valkyries encourage women to choose not to be victims. There is nothing valorous about being a victim. Ask the women in Muslim countries and Muslim women n Canada who do not choose the veil or agree with the rights of their husbands to beat them up.
Canada Free Press.Com