I’ve posted repeatedly about the fact that one of the main things Islamists fear about the West is the fact that the West has decided not to subjugate its women. So much of Islamic energy is spent on women’s issues — only not in the way NOW defines them.
To NOW, women’s issues, at the extreme end, are comparable pay, unlimited abortions on demand, and GLBT rights. At the less extreme end, NOW’s acolytes focus on reasonable things such as equal pay for equal work, equal access to education and opportunities, and freedom from discrimination.
To Islamists, women’s issues include keeping women from driving, preventing them from being educated, confining them to the house, wrapping them in tents when they leave the house, executing them if they are raped, beating them for any infractions, allowing them to die rather than flee burning building inadequately clothed, etc. (I’m lazy this morning, but you can readily find links for every one of the assertions I just made.)
As part of this wonderful world of viewing women as chattel who must constantly be demeaned and disciplined lest they make their manifestly inadequate men face their own inadequacy, the Islamists have come up with a new and exciting idea: The woman free wedding. Yay!
To heck with multiculturalism: the Islamists — by which I mean, not Muslims generally, but only those who choose to practice the religion in its most extreme, misogynistic, anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, anti-Western form — are bad news, and they practice a debased form of religion. To my mind, religion should bring out the best in people. Islamists use their religion to justify the worst.