This bizarre bid for the ever-coveted victimhood status is based on the proposition that Australia’s anti-terror laws are “Islamophobic,” you see, and thus make Muslim women distrustful of Australian authorities, to the extent that they will not hurry to them to turn in their Muslim husbands for domestic abuse. This is absurd on several levels, not least because the Qur’an says, “Righteous women are therefore obedient, guarding the secret for Allah’s guarding. And those you fear may be rebellious admonish; banish them to their couches, and beat them.” (Qur’an 4:34). In light of this divine sanction given to domestic violence, Muslim women all too often would face ostracism and alienation from their family and community if they dared to go to non-Muslim authorities to complain of domestic violence.
That’s the real reason why Muslim women don’t often report domestic violence, but it is unlikely to be mentioned in the Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights’ report, which is likely instead to cast about for non-Muslim scapegoats to explain this reluctance. And in fastening on Australia’s anti-terror laws as that scapegoat, it reveals its real agenda. Imagine an Australia in which the anti-terror laws have been scrapped for being “Islamophobic” and making Muslim women feel vulnerable. Do you think that in that Australia, as the bombs explode and the jihad advances, that Muslim women, finally reassured, will be rushing to report domestic violence to Australian authorities before those authorities flee the collapsing country?
“Muslim women ‘made more vulnerable to violence by anti-terrorism laws,'” Australian Associated Press, August 10, 2015:
The introduction of anti-terrorism laws in Australia has made Muslim victims of family violence afraid to contact authorities for protection, an advocacy group says.
Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence was due to hear from the Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights on Tuesday.
The organisation said in its submission Muslim women were “invisible” in the debate over family violence.
This was compounded by Muslims being made to feel their community was being targeted or treated unfairly by authorities under anti-terrorism laws.
“This has developed into apprehensiveness about the Australian legal system and a mistrust of both government and the legal system,” the submission said.
Muslim women who had experienced racial violence in public, such as being insulted or having their religious garments forcibly removed, were even less likely to ask for help if they were being abused at home, the centre said.
Domestic violence against Muslim women happened in a context of daily discrimination and racial and religious violence, according to the centre’s submission.