• Happy September 4, Dear Submissive Women. Don’t Forget Submission to Allah Means Submission to Your Husbands.

    I used to think ghosts only haunted abandoned buildings

    Well who knew? There is an International Day for Everything, so why not one for the Hijab. Don’t believe me? Let’s hear it from the Islamic Society of North America.

    As you are aware, our modesty, freedom of religion and the basic human right of Hijab are under attack in many parts of the world. We wish to make it clear to all that Hijab is not merely a religious symbol, but an integral part of our religion. It is not just a piece of cloth; it is our identity. We believe it to be a commandment from our Almighty Lord, Allah (SWT) and we comply with His Command. Our right to dress with modesty is also recognized in the U.N Declaration of Human Rights. To deny us this is to deny us our religious and human rights.

    On September 4th, 2010 the world observes International Hijab Solidarity Day. ICNA Sisters’ Wing joins this celebration and requests people of conscience, male and female, Muslim and non-Muslim alike to stand up for this fundamental right of women. International Hijab Solidarity Day is important to us and cannot be ignored. We request people of all faiths and cultures to stand up for this critical women’s right.

    Oh poor, poor oppressed ones! How dare anyone deny them their rights!  As we have seen already, Submissive Women are hard as nails!

    What the ignorant world does not realise is that once you have the permission of your husbands, fathers, brothers, uncles, the approval of your neighbours, in-laws, their relatives and the consent of your spiritual guardians, their God and their scriptures, you can be quite the rebels.
    It takes a lot of courage to ridicule something that is already taboo where you live. It takes volumes of bravery and valour to bow down to the status quo, and toe the lines that have been forced upon you. It takes unbelievable amounts of gallantry to act out a script that someone else has written for you. And it must take guts and the proverbial cojones to take a stand against cruelty and the personification of tyranny that a horde of topless women is.

    Who on earth are those damn Europeans to try to steal your voice? Do they not realise that your lives were defined a million-and-a-half ago by the Arabs, who protected your rights and guarded your modesty by ensuring that you don’t have much of a say in most things? Who are those unabashed infidels to protest on your behalf? Do they not realise that you are not allowed to express, let alone clamour in favour of, anything that contradicts the ostensibly divine scriptures? Who are those shameless activists to try and liberate you? Do they not realise that you can’t be liberated without the permission of your mehrams?

    I can’t thank you enough for choosing to be more offended by naked bodies than dead bodies.

    Not just that, they know how to bring up their daughters such that they are just as proud of their modesty in their early childhood.

    Which they may as well, given that the good Muslim men may see these young girls and want to have sex with them. Like Prophet Mohammad and Aisha.

    But the hilarity of these displays of bravery and their creepy looking participants not withstanding, Islam’s treatment of women is no laughing matter. Calling it Orwellian is an understatement.

    (Those who’d object to the term “Submissive Women” may want to remember that Islam, quite literally, means submission. In theory to Allah only, but since Allah is not always available for comment, in practice that would mean submission to those claiming to speak on his behalf.)

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