Google promotes the Sharia’s dress code for women in its latest doodle celebrating the Islamic “holy month,” Ramadan.
Hundreds of million of women all over the world live without the most basic human rights. They live under the brutal Islamic law, the Sharia. The Sharia gives husbands the right to beat their wife/wives (Quran 4:34) and allows them to have sex with girls down to nine years of age (because this is what their good example, Muhammad, did). Besides giving men the right to abuse women and girls, Sharia robs Muslim women of their right to pick their own religion (leaving Islam is to be punished with death according to Sharia) and to chose their own sex partner(s): the family has to approve their husband, and should she wish to divorce her often violent partner, she needs his permission and will have to pay him for it (Arabic: khula’). Sex before or outside the marriage is unthinkable (punishment according to Sharia: death by stoning).
By marking Ramadan with a veiled Muslima, Google romanticizes the brutal religious oppression of women. If the Disneyfied woman on Google’s Arabified logo should choose to rid herself of the veil, leave her oppressive family and go find a man that she really loves, she would be killed.
Not so Disney-like, is it? The woman on Google’s Ramadan logo is not free; she’s a prisoner of her own religion.
So how does Google celebrate Easter? They don’t (though they do celebrate “The 56th Anniversary of Xingu Indigenous Park in Brazil”; “Mountain Day”; and the Indonesian holiday “Mudik” – with a veiled woman…).
An expert in search engines explains here how Google in its search results promotes Islam and places criticism of Islam at a disadvantage.
Too bad, especially for the many Muslim women who see nothing romantic in having to wear several layers of warm cloth because nobody is allowed to see the shape of their bodies – or who dream of just going to the beach in a bikini.