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Yvonne Ridley: From captive to convert. BBC News Online [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2010-12-18 22:22:12 |Display all floors
He said: "FEMINISM ENCOURAGES WOMEN TO LEAVE THEIR HUSBANDS, KILL THEIR CHILDREN,
PRACTICE WITCHCRAFT, DESTROY CAPITALISM AND BECOME LESBIANS".   

Here is an American man living in a pre-Islamic age who needs to modernize and civilize.
People like him are wearing a veil and we need to tear that veil of bigotry away so people can see Islam for what it is.
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Post time 2011-1-8 21:56:02 |Display all floors
Originally posted by kyosan at 2010-9-13 09:39
I like reading your threads because through them I get more insight into Islam which is something I'd like to know more about. And I can understand why you would want to create threads about people ...

thank you.
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Post time 2011-1-8 22:20:43 |Display all floors
Originally posted by exportedkiwi at 2010-10-21 12:39


Yawn, big deal! Why is this of such great importance to you? Is it a major coup to convert a person who probably would've been beheaded unless he/she converted. If so, shows the moral bankruptcy of islam don't you think? Convert or die! Yeah right!
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Post time 2011-1-8 22:23:23 |Display all floors
Originally posted by cjamesyee at 2010-12-18 17:22
He said: "FEMINISM ENCOURAGES WOMEN TO LEAVE THEIR HUSBANDS, KILL THEIR CHILDREN,
PRACTICE WITCHCRAFT, DESTROY CAPITALISM AND BECOME LESBIANS".   

Here is an American man living  ...

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Oh more voodoo ...........

Yes, better to keep them slaves at home .........

JFenix are you listening .............

Got to put a stop to your kind .........

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Post time 2011-1-20 06:43:29 |Display all floors

How I Came to Love the Veil

From 'The Washington Post'

I used to look at veiled women as quiet, oppressed creatures -- until I was captured by the Taliban.

In September 2001, just 15 days after the terrorist attacks on the United States, I snuck into Afghanistan, clad in a head-to-toe blue burqa, intending to write a newspaper account of life under the repressive regime. Instead, I was discovered, arrested and detained for 10 days. I spat and swore at my captors; they called me a "bad" woman but let me go after I promised to read the Koran and study Islam. (Frankly, I'm not sure who was happier when I was freed -- they or I.)

Back home in London, I kept my word about studying Islam -- and was amazed by what I discovered. I'd been expecting Koran chapters on how to beat your wife and oppress your daughters; instead, I found passages promoting the liberation of women. Two-and-a-half years after my capture, I converted to Islam, provoking a mixture of astonishment, disappointment and encouragement among friends and relatives.

Having been on both sides of the veil, I can tell you that most Western male politicians and journalists who lament the oppression of women in the Islamic world have no idea what they are talking about. They go on about veils, child brides, female circumcision, honor killings and forced marriages, and they wrongly blame Islam for all this -- their arrogance surpassed only by their ignorance.

These cultural issues and customs have nothing to do with Islam. A careful reading of the Koran shows that just about everything that Western feminists fought for in the 1970s was available to Muslim women 1,400 years ago. Women in Islam are considered equal to men in spirituality, education and worth, and a woman's gift for childbirth and child-rearing is regarded as a positive attribute.

When Islam offers women so much, why are Western men so obsessed with Muslim women's attire? Even British government ministers Gordon Brown and John Reid have made disparaging remarks about the nikab -- and they hail from across the Scottish border, where men wear skirts.

When I converted to Islam and began wearing a headscarf, the repercussions were enormous. All I did was cover my head and hair -- but I instantly became a second-class citizen. I knew I'd hear from the odd Islamophobe, but I didn't expect so much open hostility from strangers. Cabs passed me by at night, their "for hire" lights glowing. One cabbie, after dropping off a white passenger right in front of me, glared at me when I rapped on his window, then drove off. Another said, "Don't leave a bomb in the back seat" and asked, "Where's bin Laden hiding?"

Yes, it is a religious obligation for Muslim women to dress modestly, but the majority of Muslim women I know like wearing the hijab, which leaves the face uncovered, though a few prefer the nikab. It is a personal statement: My dress tells you that I am a Muslim and that I expect to be treated respectfully, much as a Wall Street banker would say that a business suit defines him as an executive to be taken seriously. And, especially among converts to the faith like me, the attention of men who confront women with inappropriate, leering behavior is not tolerable.

I was a Western feminist for many years, but I've discovered that Muslim feminists are more radical than their secular counterparts. We hate those ghastly beauty pageants, and tried to stop laughing in 2003 when judges of the Miss Earth competition hailed the emergence of a bikini-clad Miss Afghanistan, Vida Samadzai, as a giant leap for women's liberation. They even gave Samadzai a special award for "representing the victory of women's rights."

Some young Muslim feminists consider the hijab and the nikab political symbols, too, a way of rejecting Western excesses such as binge drinking, casual sex and drug use. What is more liberating: being judged on the length of your skirt and the size of your surgically enhanced breasts, or being judged on your character and intelligence? In Islam, superiority is achieved through piety -- not beauty, wealth, power, position or sex.
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