This really takes the cake. In a new interview Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a woman who suffered under Islam until she was a young adult, reported that she was was lectured on how wonderful Islam is by Vice President Joe Biden. That’s right, Biden thought he knew more about how women are treated under Islam than a woman who actually lived under Islam.
This is the arrogance of a heartless liberal.
If you don’t know her, Ayaan Hirsi Ali lived as a slave under Islam all her childhood, had her genitals mutilated by Muslims, and eventually escaped Islam to the west where she has become an advocate for Muslim women around the world trying to help them defeat genital mutilation, rape, slavery, beatings, honor killings, and the other abuses that Muslim women suffer every single day in every corner of the world (including the USA).
Ah, but VP Joe Biden felt he needed to “correct” this woman who experienced the evil that is Islam first hand. HE knew better, you see? HE knew more than someone who actually lived it.
Hirsi Ali explained to the Examiner that in the left’s attempts to protect anyone they perceive as “victims of the white man,” they have failed to look honestly at the true war on women waged by radical Muslims.
“They feel all religions are the same, and they’re not,” she said. “I think if I adopt the position in good faith to multiculturalists and leftists, I would say [they take the position they do] because they see them [Muslims] as victims. They see them as victims of the white man and so they think: ‘Let’s protect them from the white man. Let’s protect them from capitalism.’… That is misguided at best and malicious at worst.”
Hirsi Ali’s organization provides some disturbing statistics on the treatment of women under Islam, including 5,000 honor killings occurring worldwide each year—between 25 and 28 of those occurring in the United States—and an estimated 800 million women and girls living under the constant threat of such consequences. WHO estimates that more than 125 million women and girls alive today have undergone female genital mutilation.
“Wherever [Islamists] gain power, you see exactly what they do: The first thing they do is they chase women out of the public space, force them to cover up, beat them up, rape them, sell them into slavery,” said Hirsi Ali.
The arrogance of this man is disgusting.
But isn’t it funny that to liberals “feminism” is only good for women when it attacks western institutions?