Calling All Liberals: Will No One Look Out for the Rights of the Women and Children?

Tariq Ramadan, an Islamic scholar whom Oxford University treats as a feather in its cap, recently shocked the world by meticulously trying to avoid any criticism of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Instead, he asserted that it is a part of Islamic tradition and an internal matter for Muslims in the West.

Although Ramadan — the grandson of the Egyptian cleric Hassan al Banna, who founded the Muslim Brotherhood — carefully chose to mention in a recent statement that although he himself does not support FGM, it is mentioned in the Hadith (the acts and sayings of the prophet Mohamed); that it is still recommended by many of the esteemed scholars of Islam and that it cannot be termed un-Islamic.

He also suggested that those who support such rituals as FGM should not be criticized or fired from their jobs. The remark was apparently a reference to Shaker Elsayed, the imam of Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque in Falls Church, Virginia, who was fired for endorsing FGM. He had also stated that Islam encourages FGM to prevent women from being “hypersexual.”

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  • Martin B

    Brown men can do no wrong. Just ask a feminazi.

    Clowns like Tariq would get nowhere if our intellectual idiot class didn’t prop them up.

  • marty_p

    Thank goodness that Greater Toronto Area radio station CFGM is no longer in business or there would be a feminazi and Mo chorus to have its call letters changed.

  • Tooth&Claw

    Islam truly hates women.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Hmm. Even feminists who openly oppose FGM studiously keep the “I” word out of their pronouncements.

  • terrence22

    “an Islamic scholar” is a prime example of an oxymoron

  • Hard Little Machine

    I tend to agree. Muslim people problems. Maybe they drive their own culture off a cliff, go insane and exterminate one another. Who cares?

  • Feminists are leftists and leftists never admit that they are wrong.