Friday, February 20, 2009

Colonial Feminism

There is no end to the absurdities and racism of Liberal Feminists in the US. The notion of Colonial Feminism was rather an abstract notion until The National Organization of Women and the Feminist Majority both agitated and cheered the American invasion of Afghanistan. Yet, they both went dead silence after the establishment of patriarchal war lords' regime in Afghanistan. And now this: "The New York president of the National Organization for Women, Marcia Pappas, condemned prosecutors for referring to the death as an apparent case of domestic violence. "This was, apparently, a terroristic version of 'honor killing,'" a statement from NOW said. Nadia Shahram, who teaches family law and Islam at the University at Buffalo Law School, explained honor killing as a practice still accepted among fanatical Muslim men who feel betrayed by their wives. "If a woman breaks the law which the husband or father has placed for the wife or daughter, honor killing has been justified," said Shahram, who was a regular panelist on a law show produced by Bridges TV. "It happens all the time. It's been practiced in countries such as Pakistan and in India."" So let us what this NOW chapter president is saying. First, what is "a terroristic version of honor killing"? And is this crime different from crimes against women that go on daily in the US because the killer is a Muslim? And notice how they always roll out some expert on Islam to justify their racism and their ignorance. Personally, I have never heard of Nadia Shahram and I am sure you have not either. And notice the scientific verdict of Professor Shahram--based on empirical research I am sure--, when she says that "It happens all the time." Excuse me? The beheading of women goes on all the time in "those countries"? Can you give us more evidence, please? If the killer was a Christian, would the country be engaged in such bigoted explanations? And notice how they link "honor crime" with religion.