Burn the Burka

In light of the fact that US courts ruled that women may wear the burka in court (wear a veil over their head which has only a slit for the eyes) denying their accusers, the judge and jury the right to see their faces during examination, the following is relevant. Remember the Equal Rights Amendment failed in the US. Women's rights are not constitutionally protected. The misogynist legal system will be eager to help destroy women's rights under the banner of religious freedom for Muslim slaveholders. The Court has already legitimized the slave burka which is another form of the yellow star and pink triangle which the Nazi made Jews and gays wear during the holocaust.

January 20, 2007
From Dhimmi Watch, click on links to read comments:

Muslim law board in India calls for expulsion of Bangladeshi writer who called on women to "burn the burqa"

According to the biography at Taslima Nasrin's website, an organization called Soldiers of Islam issued a death fatwa against her in 1993 for criticizing Islam, after which, as the article notes, she fled Bangladesh for India.

"Throw Taslima out of India: Muslim law board," from Rediff:
Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen's article criticizing the wearing of the veil by women has drawn the ire of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, (AIMPLB)which ... said that she should be thrown out of the country.

"The article written by Taslima in Outlook magazine was derogatory and outrageous."
AIMPLB member Kamal Farooqi said, adding: "She should be thrown out of the country."

Farooqi said AIMPLB will soon approach the external affairs ministry to seek Taslima's expulsion from the country where she has been living since she fled Bangladesh in 1994 after receiving death threats for her novel Lajja.

Taslima, in her article titled 'Let's Burn The Burqa,' criticizes the wearing of veils and asked Muslim women to 'throw away the apparel of discrimination and burn their burqas.'

Farooqi said Taslima's article was written with the intention of hurting Muslim sentiments and was 'highly objectionable.' Taslima currently lives in Kolkata.

That "objectionable" article can be found here, and includes these observations:
Why are women covered? Because they are sex objects. Because when men see them, they are roused. Why should women have to be penalized for men's sexual problems?

Even women have sexual urges. But men are not covered for that. In no religion formulated by men are women considered to have a separate existence, or as human beings having desires and opinions separate from men's.

The purdah rules humiliate not only women but men too. If women walk about without purdah, it's as if men will look at them with lustful eyes, or pounce on them, or rape them. Do they lose all their senses when they see any woman without burqa?

Some 1,500 years ago, it was decided for an individual's personal reasons that women should have purdah and since then millions of Muslim women all over the world have had to suffer it.

So many old customs have died a natural death, but not purdah. Instead, of late, there has been a mad craze to revive it. Covering a woman's head means covering her brain and ensuring that it doesn't work. If women's brains worked properly, they'd have long ago thrown off these veils and burqas imposed on them by a religious and patriarchal regime.

What should women do? They should protest against this discrimination. They should proclaim a war against the wrongs and ill-treatment meted out to them for hundreds of years. They should snatch from the men their freedom and their rights. They should throw away this apparel of discrimination and burn their burqas.

Posted by Marisol at January 20, 2007 08:14 AM


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Anonymous Greenconsciousness said...

I cannot believe it - someone left the most important link for me - my most favorite song in the world is "The Gift" from the Last Dance. I have to play the whole movie all the way through to hear it because i could not find a sound track that had it on. And someone just left a link to it - i have one soundtrack but it was not on that one - oh thank you thank you thank you -- I have waited four years for this. Oh what a good surpise this morning.

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Anonymous Greenconsciousness said...

No, that is the soundtrack I have but it led me to a link where I found out who sings and wrote the song I want:

Written by Annie Lennox, Paul Buchanan, Robert Bell and Paul Moore
Performed by Annie Lennox
Courtesy of BMG Records (UK) Ltd./Arista Records, Inc.

I have been trying to find out where I can find her CD with in on but every link is going back to that soundtrack which omits the song. Hmmmm but I am on this -- it is an advance -- before I did not even know who sang it or wrote it.

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