Read Covered/Uncovered

Norway's Very Own Ayaan Hirsi Ali. This review is written at Pajama Xpress byBruce Bawer. His book While Europe Slept is now in paperback. His website is at http://www.brucebawer.com/. He has written for Human Rights Service’s website, and translated Storhaug’s book "Human Visas".

You should really go to Pajama Xpress, read his whole review and see the picture of Hege Storhaug.

Here is an excerpt from Bawer's review.

.....As Europe’s Islamization proceeds apace, the gap widens between ordinary folks’ growing recognition of the outrages that are going on all around them and the movers and shakers’ cynical insistence on pretending that everything’s just hunky-dory.

Case in point: the responses to Covered. Uncovered., a new book on hijab. Its author, Hege Storhaug of Norway’s Human Rights Service, is this country’s answer to Ayaan Hirsi Ali – a gutsy advocate of freedom who doesn’t mince words about the illiberal conditions (especially for women and girls) in Europe’s Muslim communities.

In "Covered. Uncovered", she explains why the increasing visibility in these parts of hijab – a potent symbol of totalitarianism and sexual oppression – should not be taken lightly.

The result? A full-scale media assault – marked not by honest engagement with Storhaug’s arguments but by lies, more lies, and sheer personal abuse. Norway’s Dagbladet alone has published pieces by Amin Asskali of the Arabic Student Association, who accused the “woman-hating” Storhaug of “creating intolerance”;
by Iffit Qureshi, who labeled her a “totalitarian…out to crush religious freedom”;
and by Dagbladet opinion editor (and, ahem, former head of the Communist group Red Youth)Marte Michelet, whose litany of charges against Storhaug included “burkaphobia,” an “irrational fear of Islam,” “paranoid delusions,” and “hateful contempt” for Muslim girls.

As Europe’s Islamization proceeds apace, the gap widens between ordinary folks’ growing recognition of the outrages that are going on all around them and the movers and shakers’ cynical insistence on pretending that everything’s just hunky-dory.
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