Saturday, February 18, 2017

Islam and Feminism

The ABC (the Oz one) got itself into a bit of strife the other evening. On its 'flagship' debate programme, Q & A, the host Tony Wossname was trapped between two Super-Victims who went for one anothers throats. One was a part-aborigine, a usually favoured minority group that the ABC just loves to promote for 'virtue-signalling' kudos: while the other was a rising star Islamic woman that they actually employ, for the same purpose. And it was a 'Compleat' chaos as it was over yet another favourite cause, Feminism.
For once the ABC had the entire public in stitches 
without a comedian in sight.
Do not talk to women who wear ice-creams on their heads.
We get Feminists in the Tavern from time to time. Often they behave and can be quite pleasant. Most women who claim to be feminists do so because it has been 'trendy' for such a long time and they lack a sound grasp of historical fact. I happily serve them drinks as their small ignorances are not a crime so long as the carpets stay dry. The many who do get thrown out are quite mad and often bad too.

But few are as batshyte mad as Yassmin Abdel-Magied who said:
"Islam to me is the most feminist religion: we got equal rights well before the Europeans. We don't take our husbands last names because we ain't their property. We were given the right to own land.

I can't recall hearing Jackie Lambie calling herself a feminist and any Muslim woman calling herself one would be too ludicrous for belief. But here one did just that. Talk about 'having it all' !! Delusion, fantasy, mendacity and sheer lying ability is included in 'all'. 

Islamists 'follow the law of the land they live in', eh? 
And she says it with a straight face !

Unfortunately there is ample proof that women are considered sub-human in Muslim countries and must never stand - or even sit - equal to men. As Mz Wynne, a Canadian State Premier discovered when she visited a mosque the other day.
She had to sit at the back, alone.

Canadian liberal politician Kathleen Wynne’s recent visit to a Toronto mosque is making headlines – but probably not for the reasons she was hoping for.
Wynne – known in Canada for being an outspoken lesbian and feminist – reportedly visited the mosque in an effort to show solidarity with Canada’s Muslim community after an attacker shot and killed six people at a Mosque in Quebec.
Prior to her visit, according to The Toronto Star, Wynne addressed a crowd on the topic of immigration.
.......“We’re not different. We’re the same; except for indigenous peoples, every one of us came from somewhere else. We came from another country, another place, to build this open society.”
Unfortunately for Wynne, men at the mosque she visited later that day didn’t seem to share her view of equality.
According to, as the men began praying, Wynne – the highest ranking politician in the province of Ontario – was made to sit in a back corner. explains this with the following.
This was simply in accord with Islamic law, as several hadiths have Muhammad saying that if a woman is in front of a man as he is praying, this prayer is invalidated.
The site goes on to state, “Wynne didn’t complain about degradation of women. Nor did she, although gay, say a word about the statements of the imam at the mosque she visited.”
What statements, you ask? Well, according to a Toronto Sun article, Imam Wael Shehab said:
......."Homosexuality is a sinful act in Islam. I’d cite the following fatwa of Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, president of the Fiqh Council of North America.
..... "We should consider them people who get themselves engaged in a sinful act. We should deal with them in the same way we deal with any people who are involved in alcoholics, gambling or adultery. We should have deep repugnance to their acts and we must remind and warn them."
Interestingly enough, Wynne had no problem crying homophobia when people got upset about her attempts to revise Ontario’s sex ed curriculum to teach gender as a social construct.
If ridicule was enough we could say no more. But it is not enough.  An officially  'promoted' islamist woman raised and living in this the free-est nation in the world (Hah!)  can say whatever shyte she wishes  but what do women who live in Islamic countries say?

Let us listen. I am pleased that my friend Maryse Usher brought this in.
Fleeing Islam: My house was a jail, my brother murderous

Seeking asylum in the US: Moudi Aljohani  

Those who publicly renounce their religion often find themselves shunned by family and friends. Women from Saudi Arabia who renounce Islam find loved ones can morph into mortal enemies — with the law on their side. In defiance of a male guardianship system that places strict limits on their movements, a small band of Saudi women has fled to the West. They have adopted the label “ex-Saudi”, alongside “ex-Muslim”. 
Four shared their stories.


Fled to Britain in 2016

Four years ago I renounced Islam. In Saudi Arabia there is no freedom of religion so you cannot expose what you actually think, which is extremely hard, especially because I’m a woman. You have to wear a veil, you have to wear a niqab, you have to pray five times a day, you are forced to go to Mecca to do Umrah (pilgrimage). You have to live and pretend to be Muslim and it kind of caused an identity crisis. You know if you ever reveal anything you could end up in jail, for how long you don’t know, or you could lose your life from relatives.
I let my family know. I told them that I had left and that this is a decision that they should respect but I think that what they did is that they reported me as an escapee, which is an offence in Saudi Arabia. It’s only an offence for women, if they escape from a male guardian.

I received some threats from them. That’s when I cut all contact. Honour killings are very prevalent in the Middle East and what I have done is a dishonour not only to the family but to the tribe. I don’t see it as a dishonour but they do and the culture does.

Renouncing Islam is very difficult. You alter your life completely because basically you want to live, to seek refuge, somewhere else. It hasn’t been easy. You always have these doubts. You always try to look for a better life, but when I compare it (with life in Saudi Arabia) it is nothing, literally nothing: I was depressed all the time, I was very close to committing suicide. I don’t have any suicidal thoughts since I’ve been here and I’m very grateful.
I kind of find it appalling that people find sharia law is just. Especially to women, because fundamentally it’s not. It calls for polygamy, it permits having female slaves ... and if you receive an inheritance it should be half of the male, which is also unequal. It’s just not fathomable that people think it is equal.


Seeking asylum in US 

I graduated from law school in Saudi Arabia. I studied the Saudi legal system and sharia law. I knew so much detail that I refused it: that’s how I can identify myself as an unbeliever. I studied the Koran since I was seven and also sharia, and every single human violation is justified by sharia. I cannot accept it because it’s just cruel, harsh laws that are violating women and minorities.
ABC Favoured, Yassmin.

I got a scholarship from the government. It took me two years to convince my family to let me study in the US. I am a woman: how can I just go and be independent and leave the house and go to another country? Eventually I did and I studied in the US for 1½ years. Then I went to visit them in Saudi and they just blocked me and kept me as a prisoner in my house and forced me to leave my studies. They said “you’re not going back to America, you’ve become too Americanised’’.

I was locked for almost eight months inside Saudi and the only way to leave the country is to try to gain their trust again, so for the last three months there I just tried to act and lie, to make them believe that I don’t really want to leave the country so they went more soft on me. I eventually succeeded with that so I told them I wanted to visit my high school friend in Bahrain (but flew to the US). I ran away almost three months ago now.
Stoned  to death for being pregnant

I tried to contact many organisations in the US and every organisation tried to refer me to somewhere else and I have, like, zero support. Not just financially, also emotional support, especially after many traumatic events that I’ve been through before in Saudi.

After I came out publicly I am getting tens, hundreds of stories daily from Saudi women. I knew that it’s bad but after getting these stories I realised I was wrong: it is worse than bad. It is terrible. The common things are a lot of sexual assault and domestic violence. The world doesn’t really talk about it or know that it’s going on, because it’s a very powerful and rich country and that’s how they influence other countries.


Escaped to the US in 2013 
I was raised as a girl who is going to bring shame to the family the minute they turn their backs. My family is so religiously fanatic that I was not allowed to leave the house except for college, and if I need to go to the supermarket or the hospital, I must be escorted by my mother, but sometimes even my mother is not enough. My room that I shared with my sisters had windows that were covered by black wrapping, so people outside can’t even see our shadows.
Saudi women need their male guardian, or a man in general, in their life — and not because she cannot do it by herself. No, the reason behind that is that Saudi law promotes this kind of relation of women to male guardians. She needs her guardian’s signature in every single step she might take in her life.

The only job my father could give me a permission for was being a teacher because teaching girls does not involve any kind of communication with men. That nine months was the hardest period of my life. I realised I mean nothing to my family and I have never been loved. How could they lock me up in their house for no reason but that the religion says so? Or people will talk bad about us if they see you going out a lot?
Wife beheaded inthe street. Cops watch.

I know very well that my problem is that I am a Saudi and the only way to solve this is by leaving everything behind and start from nothing. The plan was to have a summer vacation for the first time in my life outside the country. The minute our flight landed in the US and we got inside the airport, I took my veil off. I told them, “I am not good, I am not OK. I am not even a happy person. You impose on me every single thing in my life. Now it is time to put an end to this.”


Seeking asylum in Scotland. Left Saudi Arabia for Scotland with her family when she was 13, and returned briefly when she was 21

My male guardian was the man who was supposed to be taking care of everything so I had to take his permission for everything. My brother, who is one year older than me, he became my male guardian. He was quite bossy and controlling, but at the time I didn’t have a problem with Islam because it’s debatable whether this comes from Islam or whether it’s a cultural thing.
Mum and I started having a lot of conflicts and then I went back to Saudi Arabia to live with my father for five months, even though he really didn’t want me to. He was very bad and irresponsible and cruel, and so I think at that point I didn’t pray at all.

Leaving Islam was horrible. I mean it set me free, obviously, but I remember having all these questions about what is going to happen to me after I die.

It kind of frightened me because Islam was kind of more like an identity, so I felt like I lost everyone in my life and I couldn’t tell anyone except my boyfriend at the time.
I made a Twitter account, and somehow by accident I linked it to my phone number and I posted one tweet about questioning religion, that they are all incorrect and invalid.

My sister saw it and then she asked me, “Is this you?” I even swore by God it was not me but then she told my mum and it was a big, big problem.

I moved out because my life got threatened by my brother. He found out that I had a boyfriend. I was out at the time and my brother followed me to find out if I was meeting him and then I looked behind me and he was there. He told me that if I come home he’s going to slit my throat. I just took whatever I was wearing and my bag and went straight to the citizens advice bureau.
The tales are harrowing.

I sometimes hear people asking why Feminists do not march and protest the appalling treatment of women in Islamic countries.

Well we now know.

Islamic countries are best at being Feminist.

Yassmin says so. 

That woman needs all the Grace she can get.



  1. That Yassmin! When I see her that four-letter F-bomb slips out ......."Fake". It's the soliciting of approbation of her cultural appropriation that wrankles and I refer to the Sikh headwear - no Parzivalshorse, it's no ice-cream.
    HAIR, you see; it's all about the hair. It can't be seen for 'tis the cause of the surrender to lust for all decent Muslim men. I sympathize, I do. Before the V2 rocket was launched in Rome the Catholic ladies one and all donned a hair covering for Mass. Post V2, as you well know, all manner of locks are on display and as a consequence my Mass attendance has been spasmodic - all down to those temptresses and their tresses. I tell you, some days I almost fall into Augustine's naughty doings which he performed during the service [as recorded in "The Confessions"] which are far too salacious to recount on your honorable blog. Those wretched women and their locks!
    The money I could have made in a PR Agency - making persecution passable, turning the archaic to acceptable, convincing that hijabic headwear is hedonistic. I would have chosen a bright, saucy, forthright babe; plonked a turbanny thingy on top, lobbied for her winning a National Award - the perfect icon of Islamophilia: Yassmin! Oh how I could make a limousine out of a lemon.
    Too, I could have pitched the story of a 2yr. old washed up on rocks thanks to his smuggling father,into a plight for illegals: move the lifeless infant to a forlorn lapping shore where the light is better for the camera lens.
    And, if their budget ran to a few million dollars, I would outfit some Syrian rebels and terrorists with eye-catching white helmets; take shots, lots of shots, of them rescuing dogs, old ladies and kiddies from rubble. No matter that I use an actor or two who may appear repeatedly - who will notice?
    Too late for a new career now. They've stolen a march: there's Yassmin, there's Shen [brilliant that - a non-Muslim], there's Waleed [he plays guitar don't ya know], and Susan [hasn't taken her hubbie's name - so liberating], there's Ann and Ed [he's white please note] and Sam and....well, so so many good good people that I would make any critic of their faith look like a Nazi. Or a Fascist. Or a racist. Or anything really.
    So now, Parz old boy, you've shown me yours, only fair I show you mine [but do note its age which pre-empted any public attaention] .............

    1. Such a grand comment deserves a barrel, to share amongst the other customers of course. I am sure you would make a fine PR man :) As for the tresses, perhaps looking at the previous posts will show the beautiful Mantissas that Clare Short makes with her own fair hands. And may I recommend that you treat the V2 Novus Ordo as an 'emergency' Mass such as held in secret in old houses with the King's men sniffing around outside for incence, just as the English had to suffer. And instead find a Traditional Latin Mass in your neighbourhood. Here in the depths of Tassie we have solid, failthful folk traven 100 kms each Sunday to ours. You can put the ice-cream images away and focus on the Eucharest.

    2. PS. Parzival is elsewhere, doing his goodly deeds with a pure heart and playing King in my old home stead, while I simply rode away on his horse, cured by his eventual good questions, to be a hermit. :)

    3. It's so sad seeing a mental dysfunctional such as this feted by the govt network. Question is - what percentage buy a word she says?

    4. A powerful percentage. An influential percentage. A percentage who have their hands on Public Largesse.

  2. The King's man were sniffing about for incense?
    Spare a thought for my left-footed forebears on the Emerald Isle who were barely permitted a modicum of fun as Cromwell's puritan henchmen peered through their windows to detect any motions which might betray a dance or a jig. Those spies were fooled of course since they could detect no upper body motion while the dancing feet remained unsighted - hence the origin of the riverdancing Irish jig!! [And Irish folklore is as genuine as any other].

    1. Grrrrr. I was a King. Not a cromwellian. Nor even a Billy. You do know of course that Irish dance is derived from Morris Dancing. :)

  3. I do now. In fact I attended several Morris dancing displays in Perth as a friend was a member of the troupe [now defunct]. I did hint that my version of folklore may be blarney.
    I bow to your Majesty. I am but a humble descendant of Lord Cornelius Morris [who I doubt was a Morris dancer] of the Montmaurency's of Castle Morris, Kilkenny. My dear ancestor was a pioneer whose family developed many properties around Cooee. Cornelius perished while crossing the Inglis as he walked from Stanley to Burnie. I'm more of a prattie-growing, jive-dancing commoner myself so remain on your mount for I am beyond crossing swords with fellow papists of Royal descent.

  4. All these comments from distressed women, even though I have no reason to doubt them, do not comprise the reason that Islam is an abomination. An abomination implies a gross departure from what is good and (at least) acceptable. The mere notion of "good" implies some standard for comparison.

    The gripes of these Arab women above don't say what is wrong and why it's wrong... barely more than "it's not convenient; or I don't like it".

    Now look, fellas, what these girls grieve about is what we're all going to get once we're all cattle to be milked or eaten by the "Master Race".

    Your bouncer already has me in his sights. My profile is well known.

    1. Ahhh yes, there is just so much one can hear being said in a crowded bar. Perhaps much of what you allude to is said elsewhen.


Ne meias in stragulo aut pueros circummittam.

Our Bouncer is a gentleman of muscle and guile. His patience has limits. He will check you at the door.

The Tavern gets rowdy visitors from time to time. Some are brain dead and some soul dead. They attack customers and the bar staff and piss on the carpets. Those people will not be allowed in anymore. So... Be Nice..