Western feminists are happy to talk about the ever growing threat of the patriarchy and trivial issues like mansplaining, but are often curiously silent about the plight of women in Muslim countries.
Author and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali has noticed this silence and has a few questions for feminists.
She points out that this issue no longer applies solely to the Middle East since Western countries keep accepting millions of new refugees, mostly from Muslim countries.
She uses as an example, the New Year’s Eve celebration in Cologne this year, where hundreds of women reported being sexually harassed, or even physically assaulted by men who were overwhelmingly from Muslim countries.
Hirsi Ali notes that some feminists have suggested that any attempt to “help” Muslim women is unnecessary and insulting, but suggests that the time for choosing sides is now. She rightly suggests that one side is going to win this cultural war and hopes that freedom is the victor.
Here’s the official video description from Prager University:
Are women oppressed in Muslim countries? What about in Islamic enclaves in the West? Are these places violating or fulfilling the Quran and Islamic law? Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an author and activist who was raised a devout Muslim, describes the human rights crisis of our time, asks why feminists in the West don’t seem to care, and explains why immigration to the West from the Middle East means this issue matters more than ever.
Watch the video below:
American feminists are quick to call themselves victims of male oppression but few if any of them have walked a mile in Hirsi Ali’s shoes. Until they do, they would be wise to listen to her.
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