- Published on Thursday, 05 May 2011 06:56
- Written by John Draper
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Osama bin Laden had 4 wives and 12 children by them - we would call that bigamy but it is allowed by the holy book of Islam. Muslim women must not have 4 husbands and worse, women must be subject to men in every way - not just their husband but also to male relatives. According to Islam, women are owned by men - they are like a chattel. Women who are brought up in this often feel protected by their menfolk - they feel safe and secure. Like a dog who looks up to his master. And the burqa is favoured for the same reason - like a dog feels safe in his kennel. One of the reasons that men like bin Laden fight to impose Islam on the world and to impose Sharia law is so that they can continue to dominate - to use their women. As Germaine Greer would say - to masturbate on their vaginas.
Contrary to his reputation amongst Muslims, Bin Laden was not a great warrior. His greatest asset was inherited family wealth, which he used to buy influence among warlords, fund recruits and support his greed for women.
Make no mistake, Muslim women have no choice - if they defy control by husbands, fathers and brothers, they risk their life or get disfigured by acid thrown in their faces. And it's not just the wild Wahhabist fringe that bin Laden inhabited - the constraints on women imposed daily by Sharia are imposed on hundreds of millions of Muslim women by hundreds of millions of Muslim men. It's obvious that the whole concept of Islamic holy war has been in part an expression of sexual repression and sexual oppression. We joke about the virgins awaiting the jihadists - but they want it now!
It's not just Pakistan and Afghanistan where Islam has zero respect for women. Egypt is erroneously thought of as being more moderate but even during the demonstrations that ultimately brought the downfall of the regime, young Muslim men demonstrated that they are not averse to publicly showing their true colours. On February 11, 2011, Lara Logan, a blonde, attractive American network TV journalist was in the middle of filming with a CBS crew when she was set upon and sexually assaulted by a throng of men - she described it as rape with their hands and she feared for her life. She was only saved when a group of 20 local women convinced the army to intervene.
As Paul Sheehan writes: "Whether the Arab spring translates into greater democracy and greater rights for women remains unknowable. In Egypt, the most organised political group is the Muslim Brotherhood, which wants strict sharia.
"And the last time a regime was toppled by people power in the Middle East, on the streets of Tehran in 1979, it was led by left-wing students and many women. But their victory soon gave way to theocratic oppression, a long night which has not lifted after 32 years."
1. Article by Paul Sheehan, columnist and editorial writer in the Australian newspaper the Sydney Morning Herald.
2. Report about Lara Logan attack in the U.K. Daily Mail