“Human rights.” I hear that phrase a lot from the liberal side of the spectrum, usually coupled with “the US is abusing human rights” or “Israel is abusing Palestinian human rights.” I’d like to focus a bit on human rights too.
Because Islam has been open about the fact that it would like to impose Sharia worldwide, I think it’s important that we start focusing on a less touted aspect of women’s rights: the abuse visit on women unlucky enough to live under Sharia, rather than western, law. So, this is the first in a series of videos I intend to post that highlight abuses against women under Sharia law. This one is a 2005 television interview in Bahrain with a women’s right activist. It’s fascinating, she’s an extraordinarily brave woman, and the male interviewer’s increasing discomfort is almost funny:
Hat tip: Lulu
UPDATE: Fascinating. In the time since I posted this morning, the entire series of YouTube videos that MEMRI uploaded regarding women’s rights (or the lack thereof) and Islam has been removed. The videos’ removal is almost as interesting as the videos themselves. Little Green Footballs often blogs about YouTube’s tendency to bow to Islamists and Leftists in order to purge videos that these groups deem offensive. I guess we just saw that in action.