The Joy of Islam

A hitherto unknown group calling itself the Just Swords of Islam issued a warning to Palestinian women in the Gaza Strip over the weekend that they must wear the hijab or face being targeted by the group's members.

In pamphlets distributed in various parts of the Gaza Strip, the group also claimed responsibility for attacks on 12 Internet cafes over the past few days.

The warning was directed primarily against female students in a number of universities and colleges who do not cover their heads in line with Islamic tradition.

The group said its followers last week threw acid at the face of a young woman who was dressed "immodestly" in the center of Gaza City. They also destroyed a car belonging to a young man who was playing his radio tape too loudly.

Addressing female students, the group said: "We will have no mercy on any woman who violates the traditions of Islam and who also hang out in Internet cafes."

Whats really scary is that they are physically in the 21st century ("those who hang out in Internet Cafes") and mentally in the 7th century AD. But perhaps even this behaviour would have been too cruel for Mohammed? Mohammed certainly did have quite a propensity for cruelty, though generally I believe women were spared (I say spared loosely, they would be made concubines or slaves), unless they were accused of committing adultery, whereup on their brains would be squished out by large rocks and bearded monsters screaming God is Great.

4 Responses to “The Joy of Islam”

  1. # Blogger Alison

    I wonder what the sisters in palestine make of these threats. It may actually spur some of them on to stand up against islam? if they have to threaten these women that must suggest that there are some who arent in thrall of islam completely. is that hopeful optimism?  

  2. # Anonymous Old Peculier

    And where are the Western lefty feminists in all this? Probably trying to find a way to blame Israel.  

  3. # Blogger jonz

    I think the left-feminist issue is pretty much dead as a dildo. (couldnae resist)

    However it seems that the right-thinking women have taken the batton like Alison here  

  4. # Blogger DalaiDahmer

    i think feminists are getting right on it, for the most part.

    i found this article on feminsiting just a moment ago.
    they have a whole bunch of other links that might interest you.  

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