Friday, December 02, 2005

Allah (finally) grants reason to the Eurabian Left ?

From The Maghreb to Irian Jaya, and accross Eurabia, Amerabia and Austrabia, the real victims of the ROP are the women. There are place in our cities where women do not figure. They cover up, defer to men, or face the consequences.

The Left's feminist vanguard has largely embraced the ROP as a fellow victim, ignoring the fact that their most sacred values of female freedom, dignity and equality are trampled more mercilessly by this rather surprising choice of ally.

As I wait for Western feminists and gays to wake up to just whom they choose to protect, I am heartened to see some sense emerging from Europe's Left. Beyond a Fortuyn or Van Gough (both dead, murdered alas), a Fallaci (dying and in desapair) or a Hirsi Ali (God bless her, keep her and give her strength), other gay, feminist and creative figures in Europe are finding reason. Perhaps Eurabia is not as inevitable as Oriana Fallaci may think at the twilight of her life and hope, especially when a woman described as "the foremost figure in the German women's liberation movement" has this to say about recent events in France (which that country's Prime Disco Queen assures us were not riots) .

Today, fils de pute, son of a whore, is the term of abuse that flies with the stones and petrol bombs hurled at police officers by young people. Or to be more precise, by boys. Girls do not figure in this "youth uprising". Stones were thrown in Paris in 1968, too. But the barricades were occupied by men and women, even if the leaders were all men. The revolt targeted authoritarian structures, but not the state as such. It was luxury shops that burned, not schools. And the war cry against the "pigs" was "CRS SS!" An inappropriate comparison, but at least a political one. Today’s equivalent is purely sexist: son of a bitch.It is a fact: Of the six million first, second and now third-generation immigrants in France, the majority come from the Muslim states of the Maghreb, from France's former colonies Algeria and Morocco. This history does not make the present any simpler. What is striking is that the third generation – and this applies equally in Germany – are often less well integrated than their grandparents. And forty percent of these young people between 16 and 25 are unemployed. Or to be more precise, 25 percent of young men and 50 percent of young women. In social terms, then, the women have twice as much reason to protest. Except that Muslim women do not shout in the streets. They whisper behind drawn curtains. And when they do dare to demonstrate in public, their protest is aimed not against the state, but against their own husbands and brothers. Like after the death of Sohane, when a movement was founded with the name "Ni putes ni soumises" (neither whores nor submissive - see our feature with the same name)whose demonstrations caused a considerable stir in France. On March 8, 2003, hundreds of young women from the suburbs marched through Paris and declared: "We are being suffocated by the machismo of the men in our neighbourhoods. In the name of 'tradition' they are denying us the most elementary human rights. Wewill not tolerate it any longer!"

There is no doubt that the Eurabian Left will be provided with further shameful, shocking and tragic reasons for reassessing their curious relationship with a homophobic, sexist, violent, imperialistic, paternalistic and theocratic ideology. Lets hope the lessons are learned before it is too late.
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