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Samizdata quote of the day

The Organization for Women’s Freedom in Iraq decries the abduction of women for a life of rape and servitude under the black banner of the Islamic State, doomed to supply jihad al-nikah, or “sex for the pursuit of struggle,” but the organized feminists, so eager to complain of abuse, such as having to pay for their own birth control, are strangely silent.

- from a Washington Times editorial.

21 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • Paul Marks

    Some leftists have made a principled stand against Islam – but most go ahead with the pathetic “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” thing. As “capitalism” is the enemy of both the left and Islam (Islam is also a Social Justice movement) most leftists make a de facto alliance with it.

    They should ask their brother and sister leftists in such countries as Turkey and Libya – but they do not.

    Only a minority of leftists really seem to care about the rights of women (or homosexuals, or…..) most leftists just see them as a Frankfurt School style “victim group” to be exploited (or dropped) at whim – in the war against “capitalism”.

  • Paul Marks

    By the way…..

    Stand by for the dodges.

    “One can not judge a great religion on the basis of the handful of extremists”.

    Like the Founder of the religion? Like Mohammed himself?

    Also we have our own “Black Flaggers”.

    The anarchists (not to be confused with anarcho capitalists) – who also declare themselves as enemies of “capitalism” and supporters of “social justice”.

    Ask them what should be done to oppose the forces of the “Islamic State”.

    They will not welcome the recapture of the Mosel Dam (with American help) – they will just denounce Uncle Sam, and then launch an attack upon Israel.

    Black Flaggers (whether Islamists, Fascists or anti capitalist “anarchists”) are not friends.

  • Jamess

    Paul – you make a great point about Muhammad. Apart from knowing/assuming/believing he was bad, does anyone know how bad he was? According to Islamic history about Muhammad and/or according to more reliable sources, did Muhammad do the type of things ISIS are doing/are accused of doing? Are ISIS worse than Muhammad or are they faithfully following their leader? What sources could someone go to in order to argue their case on this point?

  • IS are the Wahhabi strain of Islam, (ie pure strain literalists). Other forms of Islam such as the Sufi for example interpret themselves into places that do not lead them to hijack airliners and fly them into office block or cut people’s heads off as a matter of course. A bit like most Christians just skip over the large lunatic sections of the Old Testament and try to focus on the rather nicer New Testament (which is clearly what Hollywood refers to as a franchise reboot… God version.2.0)

  • Dom

    “… to supply jihad al-nikah, or “sex for the pursuit of struggle,”

    Great. another odious word we have to add to our vocabularies, along with jihad, taqqiyya, burka, Allahu Akbar …

  • “We’re all Hezbollah now.”

  • Runcie Balspune

    According to Islamic history about Muhammad and/or according to more reliable sources, did Muhammad do the type of things ISIS are doing/are accused of doing?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_expeditions_of_Muhammad

  • Regional

    Islam was spread by the sword yet the Meeja assure us it’s the religion of peace.

  • ubi solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant (They make a desert and call it peace)

    I imagine this is the peace they had in mind.

  • Dom

    Actually, I wonder if “religion of peace” is a mistranslation anyway. I think it is better called the “religion of submission.” The peace they mean is the peace that comes from giving up. Even when Muslims say that Jews and Christians once lived “peacefully” in Muslim lands, what they mean is “after they have submitted to Muslim rule”, often entailing second-class citizenship.

  • veryretired

    What makes you think that “organized feminists”, or any groups of organized leftists, give a flying crap about the real problems of real women in the 99% per cent of the world that didn’t go to the right schools and go into the right careers and espouse the perfectly correct dogma that modern feminism requires?

    You aren’t really that naïve, are you?

  • veryretired, seriously? I mean really? Are you truly unfamiliar with the concept of the rhetorical question?

  • PersonFromPorlock

    Dom
    August 18, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    “… to supply jihad al-nikah, or “sex for the pursuit of struggle,”

    Great. another odious word we have to add to our vocabularies, along with jihad, taqqiyya, burka, Allahu Akbar …

    Just think “jihad al-nooky.”

  • Bruce Hoult

    That is in fact exactly how I read it the first time, before I even got to the translation.

    Is it possible that this is no coincidence?

  • Bruce Hoult

    Here’s a reference with the same “translation” three years ago, although this is about volunteers not captives.

  • nick (natural genius) Gray

    Is a rhetorical question one where you don’t expect an answer?
    Well?
    I’m waiting for an answer!

  • rosenquist

    A rather inane post I am afraid. It’s rather like chastising Western civil libertarians for not focusing their ire on the government of North Korea rather than on ‘petty’ domestic concerns.

  • Oh really? Yet Western feminist organisations opine on Israel all the time.

  • Rob

    As these are people who believe that the UK Is the most sexist country in the world, it’s fairly clear that their worldview barely stretches beyond the Camden borough boundary, let alone abroad.

  • lucklucky

    Current and a big part of the past Feminism was never to defend females, like most causes its objective is to destroy Western values and political system to replace it with Marxism-Socialism.

    Feminists protesting Islamic state doesn’t help destroy Western values and political system. So they don’t want to waste resources on that. Maybe they pay a lipservice if asked and nothing more.

  • veryretired

    Apparently not, since the last sentence was one.

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