- The following is a column by well-known author Giulio Meotti. He denounces the degrading and violent treatment women suffer at the hands of ISIS and other Islamist groups, while feminists keep silent.
- But why stop with extreme Islamists? Islam itself is an oppressive and misogynist ideology that treats women as chattel. This ideology condones and even encourages abuse and violence against women.
- The abuse against millions of women living under Muslim domination is well documented, and yet western feminists prefer to use their time and energy to denigrate western men, and even to support Muslim causes such as that of the Palestinians, notorious for their domestic violence.
- Also we should keep in mind that the slave trade is an ongoing business in the Muslim world - and not just by jihadists but by well established Muslim countries now considered "moderate".
- Researchers have shown that a million or more European Christians were enslaved by (Barbary Coast) North African Muslim pirates in between 1530 and 1780. (Sources further on this page.)
Women captured by ISIS
Op-Ed: The West's "Ardent" Feminists Abandon Women to the Caliph
By Giulio Meotti
Not a word has been uttered by feminists in the face of the horrible mistreatment of captured women by ISIS and other Islamist groups.
After attacking a village, the Islamic State splits women from men and executes boys and men aged 14 and over. The women and mothers are separated; girls are stripped, tested for virginity and examined for breast size and prettiness.
The youngest, and those considered the prettiest virgins fetch higher prices and are sent to Raqqa, the IS stronghold. There is a hierarchy: sheikhs get first choice, then emirs, then fighters. They often take three or four girls each and keep them for a month or so, until they grow tired of a girl, when she goes back to market.
At slave auctions, buyers haggle fiercely, driving down prices by disparaging girls as flat-chested or unattractive. We heard about one girl who was traded 22 times, and another, who had escaped, told us that the sheikh who had captured her wrote his name on the back of her hand to show that she was his "property.’”
The above is an excerpt from the testimony of Zainab Bangura, the UN representative for sexual crimes in war, who denounced the atrocities of the Islamic state.
In the hands of Islamic State there are now 5,000 women, mostly belonging to the Yazidi syncretistic minority. If you change country and go to Nigeria, the situation is the same. Now it is the turn of “Chibok girls” who unleashed Twitter’s mobilization of the first lady, Michelle Obama. Most of these girls have been raped and are now pregnant.
Even the corrupt United Nations has spoken, while the Western feminists keep silent. This is the revolting double standard of Western feminists, who are always ready to denounce the “homophobic” Christians, sexism on the US campus, or the Israeli Ahava beauty creams.
These feminists have been busy the past few months fighting for the Irish referendum which just approved gay marriage, while treating as heretics, criminals and sexual predators all the opponents of this vote against the natural family. Feminists are also very busy in Israel in demonizing the traditional Orthodox Jewish families.
Read more and see links to articles on women and Islam
In the words of the feminist Rebecca Brink Vipond, “I won’t take the bait of a patronizing call for feminists to set aside their goals in America to address problems in Muslim theocracies”.
Many will remember how these feminists abandoned Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Dutch-Somali dissident of Islam, to her own defenses.
A lone voice in the wilderness has continued to be Professor Phyllis Chesler, who is courageous enough to speak out and decry the hypocrisy of her fellow liberal feminists.
For these so very liberal females with their defeatist multicultural relativism, they have been unable to utter one word on behalf of the Yazidi young women, the unfortunate blonde girls in the hands of the genocidal Caliph.
About the author: The writer, an Italian journalist with Il Foglio, writes a twice-weekly column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author of the book "A New Shoah", that researched the personal stories of Israel's terror victims, published by Encounter and of "J'Accuse: the Vatican Against Israel" published by Mantua Books.. His writing has appeared in publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Frontpage and Commentary.
More articles by Giulio Meotti
Articles by Professor Phyllis Chesler on Islam and feminism
Phyllis Chesler: The price of justice for Pakistani girl
THE FEMINIST CULTURE ALLOWS WOMEN TO GET AWAY WITH DENIGRATING MEN
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- AND IN THE US THE ARMY HUMILIATES SOLDIERS by making them wear red high heel shoes in a demonstration of solidarity with women
WOMEN IN ISLAM
Stripped naked and sold to the highest bidder: How ISIS is sending the 'prettiest Yazidi virgins' it abducts to slave markets in Syria
Five reasons why Islam is a cult, not a religion
The rights of women in Islam
Bare Naked Islam archive on the treatment of women
Arab Slave Trade (ongoing)
The greatest genocide
At least 250 million non-Muslims slaughtered by Islam through the centuries
When European men and women were enslaved by Barbary Coast Muslim traders
|Barbary Coast |
These Barbary pirates used to intercept commercial vessels in the sea, loot the merchandise as booty and capture white Europeans sailors as slaves for selling in the slave-markets of the Middle East and other Muslim countries.
In addition to mid-sea piracy, they used to launch raids in the coastal villages of Europe and capture both male and female Europeans and forced slavery on them.
Robert Davis, professor of history at Ohio State University, developed a scientific method to calculate the number of white Christians, enslaved along Africa’s Barbary Coast. He reached the conclusion that a million or more European Christians were enslaved by North African Muslims in between 1530 and 1780 – a far greater number than had ever been estimated before.
The Myths of Islam
Islamic State (ISIS) releases a Guide to Buying and Selling Female Slaves
An ISIS auction of Yazidi girls to be raped and enslaved
Screenshot from a video at a slave market