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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Left-Liberal Islamophobia Watch (part II)

Dr Maxtor is doing a great job exposing the extremist Zio-Fascists this week on his blog.

Some liberal-leftists have made some good statements against the absurdity going on this week on various US college campuses (supposedly institutions of "higher learning," increasingly, US universities have become institutions of higher indoctrination). And then there are some liberal-leftists who, while rightly attacking the extremists on US college campuses, don't appear to be interested in Muslim self-determination.

For these liberal-leftists, similar to the neo-cons, there is a criteria of who they would consider to be a "good Muslim." This "good Muslims" is not one who might choose to think, and live a life independent of both the extremist right wing, and also independent of those who are posing as friends of Muslims - but who have little or zero respect for that which Muslims hold dearest: Islam.

Barbara Ehrenreich in an article titled "It's Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week" strongly critiques and exposes the college campus right wing extremists. Most of the article sounds more or less OK --- and then she has this to say:

"If many Muslim women around the world willingly don head scarves today, it’s in part because our war in Iraq has, tragically, pushed them to value religious solidarity above their feminist instincts."

We see, once again, that liberal-left solidarity with Muslims is limited in its scope - in this case, if a Muslim woman "dons" a "head scarf" --- she is a tragedy! Furthermore, for Ehrenreich it is inconceivable that "many Muslim women" would chose to wear the "head scarf" out of a sense of religious values that hold more true than some notion of "feminist instincts" (read white feminist instincts). For her, it must be something to do with something she calls "religious solidarity" - and not a value that a Muslim woman may arrive at through a spiritual journey, and soul searching - whereby some women wear the hijab, and some may choose not to, and some may have some other views.

The left and left-liberals still have a long way to go, before they can be anything more than short term issue based working partners --- real solidarity, unfortunately, excepting with some few, is not even on the horizon at this time...

see also Liberal-Left Islamophobia Watch (part I).

3 comment(s):

  • 1) Ms Ehrenreich must have a short memory - it was the Iranian revolution decades ago that spurred Muslim women around the world to willingly don head scarves.

    2) Ms Ehrenreich is too blind to see the moral collapse of the family/community/society here in the US because she's too busy feeling sorry for the "oppressed women in Islam." The degradation of women here is alarming and yet she doesn't see the urgency to help her own kind, the ones outside of Islam.


    By Anonymous Zainon, at 10/24/2007 05:54:00 PM  

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