Skewering the Left’s hypocrisy and myopia regarding Islam and Sharia: “John Kerry and Saudi Women Driving,” by Jamie Glazov in FrontPage, November 8:
For the Left, all cultures are equal, but some cultures are more equal than others.
For instance, in the world of the Left, the West never has a right to say what is right or wrong “” when dealing with an adversary culture and regime, that is.
If it’s Israel, you can start shooting right away.
For example, when it comes to Israelis getting out of line and engaging in monstrous behavior like building houses and apartments on their own territory, they must be denounced immediately for that “” and pressured relentlessly to desist from such unconscionable activity.
When Israelis have the audacity to imprison Palestinian terrorists who have massacred Israeli innocent civilians, something has to be done fast. And that’s why, on April 24, 2013, Secretary of State John Kerry and the Obama administration demanded that Israel release a number of Palestinian terrorists from its prisons “” to make the Palestinian Authority happy of course. (P.S.: The P.A. was not pressured to stop its mosques, schools and media outlets from teaching that Israel has no right to exist or that Jews are descended from apes and pigs.)
If Kerry were asked what he thinks of apartheid-era South Africa, which Defense SecretaryÂ Chuck Hagel has compared Israel to, one just dares to presume that he would say it was a bad thing that blacks were considered second-class citizens “” which of course it was. He would, in other words, apply a universal standard of human rights on South Africa and declare that a society that marginalizes and disempowers a certain group of people based on skin color is an inferior society and must civilize itself. And that would be a legitimate position.
But for a leftist, this attitude only applies, naturally, when one is dealing with cultures and regimes that are allied to the United States. If one is dealing with an adversary culture or religion, then that culture and religion automatically get a pass for all of theirÂ monstrosities.
And so, therefore, don’t hold your breath waiting to hear from John Kerry or Chuck Hagel — or from Obama and John Brennan “” about their moral indignation about the Islamic-Arab slave trade of Black Africans going on to till this day in nations like Mauritania and Sudan. If you are a leftist, all of that doesn’t count or matter.
Thus, we arrive at quite an intriguing comment that Secretary of State John Kerry made on Monday in reference to Saudi gender apartheid, after meeting with Saudi King Abdullah to try to improve U.S.-Saudi relations:
When a reporter asked Kerry about whether Saudi women should be allowed to drive, Kerry responded that the debate was one “best left to Saudi Arabia.”
In other words, there is no universal standard of human rights when it comes to women’s rights, especially if we are dealing with Islam. So if a law arrived that said that Obama’s wife and two daughters were not allowed to drive, and that law was founded on Islamic theology, who are we to put up any resistance or make moralistic judgment calls, right?
Yes, in the Left’s world, if women are being denied the right to an abortion in America, that is an outrage and must be condemned immediately. But if the genitals of young Muslim girls are being cut off with broken glass by the Islamic practice of female genital mutilation sanctioned by Islamic theology, and if Saudi girls are pushed back to their deaths into blazing buildings by Saudi Arabia’s religious police because they are not Islamically covered, then that’s just other cultures practicing their own ways of life.
Who are we to judge?