A Celebration of Repression

Hillary and Michelle Overlook Gala Gathering


Today’s the day for women in Afghanistan to don their bright blue burqas, obtain the services of male companions, and head off to Herat to take part in International Women’s Day.

Thousands showed up for the gala event where they were treated to readings from the Koran and assurance from imams that they will remain subservient to males under the Karzai government, although they might (if they are beyond their child-bearing years) obtain permission to work in the poppy fields.

Hillary Clinton, who championed the event, failed to make an appearance in her latest hijab, and Michelle Obama, who expressed her concern for the plight of Afghan women, was nowhere in sight (unless, of course, she was concealed by her black burqa).

The speakers at the event – – Islamic scholars and male government officials – – made no mention of the slave markets in Nangarhar where women are sold to the highest bidder and of the refusal of the current regime to protect women from rape and murder.

The reaction of the women, for the most part, was difficult to discern since the majority wore full facial coverings.

No questions arose from the audience over the public floggings and stonings of women for suspected acts of adultery, let alone demands for suffrage and equal rights.

Still and media, the media treated the event as a ground-breaking celebration, despite the fact that the women have little to celebrate.

According to the U.N.’s Human Rights Watch, 87.2% of the Afghan women are subjected to physical, sexual, and psychological violence.

55% of all brides have not reached their 16th birthday. Many are married to men who are over 60.

70% of all marriages are forced, with no possibility of annulment or divorce.

89% of the Afghan women are illiterate and unschooled – – most deprived of even an elementary school education.

The women are not permitted to appear in public without a male companion and without head to toe coverings.

They are permitted neither to drive nor to seek employment.

The UN further reports that the plight of women may have worsened since the US invasion and occupation.

The women who sat patiently during the long-winded male orations and Islamic exhortations appeared to appreciate a day from the drug and dung heap of their villages, even though the event failed to include a fashion show of the latest Islamic styles, including the increasingly popular burqaini bathing suit.

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  1. Debbie says:

    p.s. Women’s day is simply another day to abuse women and to show the world how under the thumb of Islam they really are.

  2. Chris says:

    This is not something new in the Islamic world…look at the plight of Muslim women in the West…and more possibly in the US…even they were Head scarves and veil. Covering entire body…so whats new….i ask what is done by the western Judeo-Christian governments…who claim civic sense and freedom to all men…wearing a headscarf or a hijab..in Islam means to hide ur body…from suspected men viewing…this is a folly in Islamic culture…this is an deliberate treatment of men…to push women to the corner…by exercising totalitarian power…but a day will come…soon, and the oppressed eves will drive out these basturds…and we all will witness a total women dominance in the entire islamic world…..

  3. Liberate women from islam and you shall change the world…
    The ideology of Islam fully implemented under Sharia Law, consistent with the koran, sira and hadith, condemns freedom (speech, religion association, press, petition of government), forbids equality (between men and women, muslims and non-muslims) and denies traditional sovereignty (national boundaries based on language, culture and shared history). Any form of sharia, implicit (in mosques and ‘at home’) or explicit (as practiced in UK civil courts), denies human rights to women and children. Therefore, allowing sharia in this Constitutional Republic or any non-islamic nation violates our basic laws. The tenets of islam are supremacist, racist, and misogynist; they invite or encourage deception toward non-muslims and mandate perpetual hostility to that which is not islamic. Sharia must be banned as being unConstitutional and its promotion labeled seditious.

    Speak about the ideology of islam and sharia in this way. Challenge your listeners not to believe anything about islam that isn’t consistent with the koran and sunnah, for to do so is to be deceived and ignorant.

  4. Therese says:

    My sadness and anger prevented me from making a comment on this subjectearlier. What better way to laugh at the West by Islamist men in calling this Women’s Day is incredredable. Look at the few men at the gathering and they are in charge in their leather jackets – just like the Nazi’s they represent. Don’t speak about the rubbish in the Koran – it is not a book of peace, but one of blood lust and total domination of women and children. My experience of Moslem men is they run and hide behind women and children when trouble comes. I saw it with my own eyes. Did I mention that in the Koran it is permissible to lie in our courts as they don’t believe in our Bible and it is not a sin if you commit an offence under cover of darkness – Allah wont see you. and a whole lot of other garbage. Holy Book? Just Schnook!

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