Hot on the heels of this weeks ACT for America's announcement that Brandeis University, under pressure from Muslim groups like CAIR, has reversed its decision to grant an honorary degree to a women's rights activist and vocal critic of Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, comes a report from The Clarion Project that their film 'Honor Diaries' about Muslim Female Abuse has been canned by three American Universities under the sway of Islam. Here is the email I received today:
|R.P. BenDedek Guangfu Suzhou China April 5, 2014|
We need your help! It will take just a moment of your time.
Due to pressure from powerful Islamist groups in America, three universities have cancelled screenings of Clarion Project's latest film Honor Diaries.
Honor Diaries addresses the abuses women and girls face in Muslim-majority societies: forced marriage, female genital mutilation, denial of education, restriction of movement and -- the ultimate -- honor killings.
The film's story is told by nine courageous women's rights activists who witnessed firsthand the oppression women endure and profiles their efforts to affect change in Muslim-majority societies.
We cannot let the Islamists silence the voices of these brave women.
With just a few clicks you can send a letter that we have prepared for you to your congressperson. It will help us achieve two goals: 1.Help us pass a bill in Congress that will help protect women from oppression and abuse, including those in Muslim-majority societies. 2.Help us arrange a screening of the film Honor Diaries on Capitol Hill. We prepared a letter and will send it for you to your congressperson. Make your voice count! It should take less than a minute. Please CLICK HERE to send your letter now.
The Clarion Project Team
At the link above you will find a link to the video preview and at this link you will find another link that will allow you to financially assist the promotion of this film.
The dire situation in which many Muslim women find themselves is not restricted to situations involving the poor and uneducated in Islam. On Monday March 24, 2014 the Clarion Project site featured an article about how the Saudi King has held his daughters prisoner for 13 years since their mother fled to London after her divorce. Princess Al Fayez has made every effort to see her children released, including submitting a deposition to the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights.
In another Clarion Project article titled: Christian Girls in Egypt Kidnapped, Raped, Converted we are informed that:
Christian girls in Egypt are being kidnapped, raped, made to convert and forced into marriages due to the "twin-headed cultural hydra" of "deep-seeded Muslim and male supremacism," warns a 2012 study that is getting renewed attention.
International Christian Concern is reporting that 2014 has already seen a spike in the number of Christian girls in Egypt being abducted. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, rapes, forced conversions, forced marriages and even being forced into working without pay (slavery) are all major problems.
What is happening in the Muslim world is both deliberate and done as a rejection of western liberal worldviews as can be inferred from the article Iraqi Cabinet OKs Law Allowing Child Marriage, Marital Rape
The new legislation, which institutes sharia law in family matters, will be sent to the legislature for approval.
The legislation would change Iraq's current personal status law, which has been called the most progressive in the Muslim-majority Middle East countries. The current laws uphold women's rights in the areas of marriage, child custody and inheritance.
The new legislation would permit marriage for girls as young as nine-years old. In the case of divorce, custody of any child over the age of two would automatically be given to the father. In addition, the new legislation allows marital rape, giving the man the right to sexual intercourse with his wife whenever he chooses. Overall, all marriages, divorces and inheritance cases would be legislated according to the Ja'afi interpretation of shariah law and administered by Shiite clergy members
I personally try never to miss an opportunity to lash out at a hypocritical entity that presents itself as caring for humanity, which calls for non-discrimination, and which demands Justice for all, but which is in reality, a deceiver of the gullible and a destroyer of western culture, tradition and religion. That entity presents itself under many different nice sounding names like 'social justice', 'political correctness,' 'boycott Israel movement,' 'multiculturalism,' and a host of others.
The ideology is always the same - 'Righteous and Just treatment of all.' But as we can see by the two articles listed above concerning the Islamic influence in American Universities, those of whom we ought to expect the most righteous and just behavior, eventually find that their 'precious ideology' comes with a price tag -- hypocritical subservience to political power.
I have my own personal connection to Islam, a connection which at times seems to demand that I give up my personal democratic right to support whatever cause I wish, in order to keep that family connection. But as that family member has discovered, I will not be blackmailed and from what I see in the articles relating to those American universities, blackmail seems to be the standard M.O. of Islam.
I am not a Muslim and although I do choose to live in a Communist country, I grew up believing in democracy. But what I see passing for democracy in the west today makes me shudder as I realize that freedom is more easily found in China than in the democratic west.
The Chinese got rid of political correctness and other oppressive ideologies and it is high time the west did too. Politically Correct Ideology is the most perverted hypocritical ideology to be spawned in the democratic environment. It teaches people to believe what they are told, and then controls them to do the will of those who lead them, and ultimately steals from them the very righteousness, justice and liberty to which the ideology first appealed.
Shame on the American universities for succumbing to the totalitarian, hypocritical, undemocratic, unrighteous and unjust demands of Islam. (And if CAIR and other organizations are not representative of Islam then it is high time for Muslims to declare it so. An irrelevant action at best.)
Death to American Freedom of Association, Thought and Speech
by R.P. BenDedek
Apr 2, 2014
McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without proper regard for evidence. It also means "the practice of making unfair allegations or using unfair investigative techniques, especially in order to restrict dissent or political criticism. Our Western societies are full of 'ideologues' using every means at their disposal to force their ideological principles onto people who ought to have the right to reject those ideas and ideals. But with each new day leading us into our future, we are being lead deeper and deeper into an ideology of 'submission to the powers that be.
Islamophobia: Irrational Phobia or Rational Fear?
by R.P. BenDedek
February 13, 2014
I called that xxxxx a dirty rotten liar because he is a dirty rotten liar, not because I hate Islam or Muslims. By some people's definition of Islamophobia, saying anything nasty about a Muslim should be a crime - even if it is true. You think I made that up didn't you? The fact of the matter is that it has twice already been declared in a court of law the 'truth' is no defense in a 'hate speech' trial. My fear is that my own country has become so weak, gutless and godless that one day it will become an Islamic Republic. My fear is quite rational. Do I blame Muslims for this? No!
The Hidden Agenda: Israel, Palestine and Egypt.
by R.P. BenDedek
February 7, 2014
It seems that Israel has conspired to keep the truth from us. Watch the video and see how Israel treats Muslims, Druze and Arabs of all persuasions. But what is Egypt today? First and foremost it is an Islamic Country, one that has been struggling to catch up with Western economic success. But it is not exactly a success story
R.P.BenDedek (pseudonym) is the Author of 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran' (www.kingscalendar.com ), and is a guest columnist and stand-in Editor at Magic City Morning Star News. He is also the Editor of the 'Writers Journal' at Kingscalendar.com. An Australian, he has been teaching Conversational English in China since 2003.
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"The King's Calendar" is a chronological study of the historical books of the Bible (Kings and Chronicles), Josephus, Seder Olam Rabbah, and the (Essene) Damascus Document of The Dead Sea Scrolls