Tuesday, April 25, 2006

"Equal rights for women" and the truth


Part 1: From ‘I do’ to ‘May God bless her soul’

(Start of a fictional story inspired by the true events that happen all around Pakistan on a regular basis.)

Today her dreams are coming true. She is leaving her parents’ house, where she was brought up just for this day—she steps out of the door, looks back and says good-bye to the house. Her parents and brothers bless her and tell her that the only time she should leave her husband’s house (except in case of divorce) is if she dies. Tears flow from her eyes—tears of sadness because she’s leaving her parents, and tears of happiness because she has dreamed of this day all her life.

She sits in her palanquin (a special Pakistani cart for new brides) and she goes to her new house…

Eight days later…

The mother-in-law, mother of her new husband, all of a sudden, starts noticing all manner of flaws in her son’s bride—she doesn’t sit properly, she doesn’t walk properly, she doesn’t talk with respect, she sleeps too much, she doesn’t cook well, etc. The woman tries to approach her daughter-in-law about this, but the new bride ignores the criticism, goes to her room and shuts the door. This infuriates the mother, as nothing else could.

The son soon hears about his mother’s doubts about his new wife, with his mom telling him what she thinks about her and adds that the wife was very disrespectful when she tried to discuss this with her. Without further ado, the enraged son goes to his room where his wife is, not asking her any questions, or for her side of the story, and then proceeds to savagely beat her. This is how a husband in Pakistan and much of the Islamic world teaches a lesson to one of his wives, by beating them without mercy. Of course, there’s no one the victim can talk to about this, and she has to live with whatever she is facing because, now, this is her only home. She sleeps in pain and torment.

The same brutality continues each and every day that follows…

Two years later…

She has a one-year old son, and she is pregnant again. Today is Sunday, and everyone is home. She is planning to cook something special. The relatives are whispering, no one is telling her anything, they’re talking to each other, looking at her in a weird way, like this is the last time they’ll ever see her and this gives them satisfaction. She asks them what is happening and why the strange looks, but mom tells her she should finish cooking quickly as they’re all hungry.

She goes into the kitchen, which in most Pakistani homes is a stand-alone room away from the bedrooms and the rest of the house. The kitchen smells strange today, but since no one really gives a damn about what she has to say, she looks for a match to light the stove up—she lights it, and just as quickly, there is a massive explosion, and oblivion…

A day later…

She is buried in the graveyard near her parents’ house. Her life has ended, she is forgotten, no questions are asked—after all she was just a daughter, a woman and now she is no more, end of story.

Her husband remarries and life goes on. Except for his first wife and unborn child, of course.

(End of a fictional story inspired by the true events that happen all around Pakistan on a regular basis.)

Part 2: From ‘I love you’ to ‘May she burn in hell’

(Start of a fictional story inspired by the true events that happen all around Pakistan on a regular basis.)

She has known him for three years now. They communicate regularly through hand-written letters. She receives another letter from him today, in which he promises her that he will come and marry her. She couldn’t be happier. She can’t hide her happiness.

A few hours later…

Her father comes out of her room with the letters of her lover in his hands. He can’t control his rage, and he beats her up. She can’t share anything with anyone because everyone in her family hates her. She sleeps in pain and torment.

The next morning…

The whole village gathers, the rich on one side and the poor, including the girl and her family, on the other. The rich hear the story of the girl from her father. The father presents the evidence, the letters, but they aren’t even important—she hasn’t even touched the guy but that doesn’t matter. The decision is easy to make: She has brought a bad name on the family and the village and Islam. The punishment: She should be raped by the villagers in front of her father, mother and brothers and then her father must kill her.

Everything is followed to the letter.

A day later…

She’s buried. The father is congratulated because he did the right thing and for that he will get a beautiful place in paradise. No blame on anyone. No one says anything about the girl’s lover. It is always the woman’s fault. Those who raped her didn’t commit any crime; those who killed her did no wrong. She is forgotten—after all she was just a daughter, a woman and now she is no more, end of story.

Life goes on. Except for the woman, of course.

(End of a fictional story inspired by the true events that happen all around Pakistan on a regular basis.)

Part 3: Turn a blind eye or cry over it

People can deny this all they want but the concept of honor killings (as described in ‘Part 2’) is very common and strongly embedded in the system of Islam. It happens everywhere, from Islamic countries like Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Indonesia, Sudan, etc to countries where Moslems have emigrated to such as Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, etc.

Beating women up is the norm in Islam. Men have Allah-granted authority over women; they can do to them whatever they want. This is because Islam has verses like this:

Koran Sura 4, verse 34, “Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them. Lo! Allah is ever High, Exalted, Great.”
and

Koran Sura 2, verse 223, “Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when or how ye will; but do some good act for your souls beforehand; and fear Allah. And know that ye are to meet Him (in the Hereafter), and give (these) good tidings to those who believe.”
It shouldn’t be surprising if women are considered sub-humans or just ‘things’ by a majority of Moslems because, as we just read, even Allah says that.

The unfairness, when dealing with women, is stitched into Islam so deeply that you can not get rid of it without destroying the religion itself.

There are chauvinists in western society too but what's different is that they are not a part of the system but are there in spite of western values. How is it that the man-made system of the West is so superior to the so called divine system of Islam? How is it that nothing is ever done to make the so-called ‘divine system’ better while the West, being man-made and hence ‘inferior’ to Moslem eyes, is constantly working to make itself better and better?

What I have written about in parts one and two is all based on true events that are almost never published in Western newspapers , except for the cases like Mukhtara Mai and another Pakistani father who killed his four daughters earlier this year. Believe me, these are not ‘isolated incidents’ at all, but merely the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

So what are we to do? Are we to ignore it and let the monsters continue doing what they’re doing, or are we to cry over it? When we believe in the lies of leftists and liberal Moslems, I don’t see any other options available for us.

6 comments:

Brooke said...

I will never understand why a woman would choose to convert and to marry into that.

Pim's Ghost said...

Thank you apostate. I read up as much as is possible on this subject, but like you say, speaking only Western languages is a disadvantage. Please keep going. Your work is amazing. You are always in my prayers.

Leap Frog said...

Thanks PI.

I know this goes on in Canada as well.

Recently a breaking news story, reporter on the scene... "a woman was stabbed repeatedly in the entrance of a convenience store" a witness stated she didn't know what had happened as the victim only spoke in arabic as the ambulance was taking her to a hospital...

Nothing more on the following liberal tv newscasts, not a word.

This is not fictional, this happened in Montreal recently. The news station CTV didn't bother to cover it further, only the french news print covered it the following days, in reporting that her husband was charged with attempted murder.
AND this news station CTV-out of Montreal only reserves it's condemnation for Bush or Americans in general. NEVER the criminal or the terrorists, er pardon moi, the freedom fighters/insugrents....

I sincerely hope to hell our country does a much better job of protecting this woman than France did in the last thrity years or so when this happens to their women of non-french heritage.

Cubed © said...

Hey, AA,

Glad to see you back - I was worried for a while! Your uniquely qualified view of what goes on in your world is so valuable.

Be careful.

newc said...

Actually, The system of the west was created by God.

Always On Watch said...

From Part 2:

The punishment: She should be raped by the villagers in front of her father, mother and brothers and then her father must kill her.

How can human beings do such things? Evil or demonic possession--has to be.

Islam taints the very soul breathed into us by the Creator.

A very sobering post, AA. And how many women are living in the enslavement and denigration which you have depicted here? And the left and pc-maniacs are complicit in this evil!

I first read about honor-killings in Time Magazine in 1998. I thought such acts of barbarism were rare. They're not.