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WOMEN WHO FIGHT MUSLIM OPPRESSION

Individually the ladies of this real-life League of Extraordinary Women have all been featured over the years here on Balladeer’s Blog. Each one of them has more courage than all of the make-believe feminists whining about “microaggressions” and “safe spaces” on college campuses across America.

These ladies face REAL danger from REAL oppressors of women.

Wafa Sultan*** WAFA SULTAN is an author and activist against Islamofascism. She writes first-hand about the barbaric and systematically demeaning treatment that women in the Muslim world are subjected to. 

Wafa is one of those courageous individuals who are needed the most at this time – the kind who demand to be heard no matter how dangerous it is for them personally. In 2006 Wafa was the first  woman on the Muslim propoganda channel Al Jazeera. She masterfully demolished the inept reactionary arguments of the Imam she was debating. 
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ISLAM’S WAR ON WOMEN CONTINUES: HERE’S HOW YOU CAN LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD

 Regular readers of Balladeer’s Blog will remember the heroic Irshad Manji, a Muslim woman who is openly lesbian and has been working with other Muslims to initiate reform in Islam. Irshad’s book, The Trouble With Islam Today, was discussed in a previous post here in which I also lauded her courage in dealing with the threats of  physical violence which she and her fellow reformers face on a regular basis.

Manji also heads the Moral Courage Project at Continue reading

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TERRIFIC BOOK – A GOD WHO HATES: THE COURAGEOUS WOMAN WHO INFLAMED THE MUSLIM WORLD …

 At Balladeer’s Blog I’m always open about how much contempt I feel for American liberals because they are too cowardly to subject Islam’s misogyny and homophobia to the same criticism they subject Christianity to. I’m an ardent non-believer in ANY religion and see the gutless silence of the politically correct left to be an obstacle to convincing the Muslim world into ever joining the 21st Century. ( And no, whiny liberals, I’m not a conservative. Just read around my blog and see. )

If people had been as cowardly about criticizing Christianity we’d still be living like the 1600’s Puritans or Continue reading

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EXCELLENT BOOK: “WHY WE LEFT ISLAM: FORMER MUSLIMS SPEAK OUT”

 Why We Left Islam: Former Muslims Speak Out is a terrific book about the ordeals and the threats endured by people who left the religion of the title.  I’m a non-believer in all of the world’s religions and I often find myself in conversations where people who are fine with me discussing Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism or any other belief system with clinical detachment  turn gutless and groveling if I refuse to speak of Islam with reverence. 

I like to mention terrific books like this one because they deserve a wider audience. The American Left is far too spineless to treat Islam with the  same critical  approach they use with Christianity and the American Right lacks credibility because of the Christian fanatics in their ranks. This book allows you to hear the kind of horrific first-hand accounts the left would be featuring on every news program if they involved Christian abuses. 

And as for Liberal apologists for Islam don’t waste my time asking me why it’s the business of the rest of the world to care about these issues, especially regarding Islam’s treatment of women. It’s for the same reason it was the rest of the world’s business to pressure South Africa to end Apartheid. The American Left was vocal about that issue, but hey, that’s because the pro-Apartheid forces in South Africa didn’t roam the globe blowing up people, derailing trains or piloting planes into the sides of buildings. If they had you can bet the American Left’s reaction would have been to drop to their bellies and crawl like they do for Islam, all the while pretending they are Continue reading

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A SHOUT-OUT OF SUPPORT TO MUSLIMS PRESSING FOR REFORM OF THEIR RELIGION

Irshad Manji

 On December 26th, in Amsterdam, two Muslim speakers who favor reforming and modernizing Islam were addressing a public roundtable on the subject when the meeting was disrupted by a gang of members of the Muslim fundamentalist group called Sharia4Holland. They attempted to shout down the speakers, demanded the event be stopped, threatened and spat at the speakers  and accused them of apostasy, an offense punishable by death under Islamic law. Police were needed to deal with the assault. 

The intruders were so proud of all this that they even posted a video of it at their group’s Youtube site. The name Sharia4Holland may sound like satire, but there’s also a group called Sharia4Belgium, and I can’t help wondering if the pro-Sharia groups also have organizations called “Death2TheInfidels” and “WeH8Apostates”. 

The two Muslim speakers were Dutch parliamentarian Tofik Dibi, 31, and NYU Professor Irshad Manji. Manji was born in Uganda in 1968 and is lesbian. She is also the best-selling author of The Trouble With Islam Today: A Muslim’s Call For Reform In Her Faith.    

Speaking about the experience with the intruders from Sharia4Holland, Manji had this to Continue reading

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