“That is why we must do everything we can to support her and other Muslim girls in danger of honor killing, by building shelters, creating an underground railroad, and supporting their attempts to be free.”
In “An Underground Railroad for a Muslim Girl” at FrontPage today (thanks to Ruth King), Jamie Glazov interviews Pamela Geller of AtlasShrugs.com, who has indefatigably investigated the Rifqa Bary case (see her article in the Washington Times today) and called upon all lovers of freedom to defend this poor girl.
FP: The liberal and feminist Left is once again shamelessly silent, not coming to the defense of Fathima Bary. Give us some of your thoughts on this silence.
Geller: I am profoundly anti-feminist because it is a phony movement. It is rooted in Marxism-Leninism, and does not genuinely represent women. It clings to its dogma of multiculturalism, and embraces the leftist ideology du jour, which in our own day is Islam.
They are frauds and liars. High minded leftopathic feminists cloak themselves in self- righteousness and scorn genuine feminists like Sarah Palin. These women call themselves feminists and stand on the mall in DC, righteous in their indignation in defense of late term abortion and the right to kill viable babies (btw, I am pro-choice — early that is), while turning the other cheek in the face of Islam’s misogyny. Rifqa Bary’s case is just the latest example of this myopia.
But other people are taking up the slack. Thank goodness for brave, courageous leaders like Florida House majority leader Adam Hasner. Hasner issued a statement in defense of Rifqa Bary. No feminist did.
No surprise there. See, for example, my article in FrontPage, “Feminists Betray Muslim Women,” on how the feminist writer Laura Briggs justifies the oppression of Muslim women. See also “Two Women Stoned: Feminists Mum,” by David Horowitz, Janet Levy and me; “A Response to Feminists on the Violent Oppression of Women in Islam,” by David Horowitz and me; and my article “The Conservative Vanguard of the Feminist Movement” in National Review.
FP: How can we better help Muslim women in our own society who face this oppression?
Geller: By standing up to honor killers, by calling an honor killing an honor killing, and ending the mainstream media’s covering up for the Islamic roots of the practice.
When Muslim girls like Rifqa Bary, the most courageous girl in America, see what happened to Amina and Sarah Said, Aqsa Parvez, and so many others, they’re forced to live out their sentence in their homemade concentration camps, because they see that there is no escape. If the West will not stand up for its values, its own unalienable rights, then these girls have no chance.
Do you have any idea how many Muslim girls are watching, and watching very closely, the case of Rifqa Bary? She represents their hope of freedom. That’s why the Islamists want to kill her. If she succeeds, she will give other Muslim girls hope. That is why we must do everything we can to support her and other Muslim girls in danger of honor killing, by building shelters, creating an underground railroad, and supporting their attempts to be free.