American women and the LGBT community overwhelmingly supported the re-election of a President they ordained as the messiah of 21st century equality, tolerance, and morality. I wonder if these Obama loyalists take issue with the President’s decision to support Islamist rebels in Syria who are raping women at will and performing public executions of Syrians fighting to preserve Assad’s government tolerance of women’s rights and freedoms. Women’s rights in Syria will evaporate if Al Qaeda backed Al Nusrah is successful in removing Bashir Assad and his Shiite Alawite government from Damascus. What are the repercussions to the rights of all Libyans if this happens.
Obama’s tolerant radicals, rebels—the recently vetted Islamist terror groups awaiting shipments of US weapons—have recently issued a fatwa (an order based on Sharia law) banning women from leaving their houses “in immodest dress (as defined by them), in tight clothing that shows off their bodies, or wearing makeup on their face (in other words cover up entirely with a burka). According to recent Facebook postings from the City of Aleppo, reported by Reuters, Syrian rebels have proclaimed, “It is incumbent on all sisters to obey God and commit to Islamic etiquette.” In other words adhere to radical Islamic Sharia Law. These are the same Syrian rebels who are all listed on the US “Foreign Terrorist Organization List“ that are destroying non-Muslim houses of worship, and publicly beheading Christians, their religious leaders, and anyone caught blaspheming Islam (saying anything they don’t like) in public as well as whomever they determine may be loyal to Syrian society’s sectarian tolerances.
Prior to the Saudi and Qatar backed terrorism campaign, now supported by President Obama, Syria was never a model of true equality, but it was a country that allowed women to wear sleeveless, form fitting apparel, above the knee skirts and did not require the mandatory use of head scarves. Syria did not impose strict Islamic law on its citizenry. Apparently, Islamic etiquette in Syria might change. If Obama backed rebels have their way, Libya will resemble a strict Muslim nation. Islamic radicalization, America’s enemy according to Obama, will take hold in Syria and Obama supports this change?
Contrary to the propaganda shoveled on American media, Bashir Assad’s government has a history of being far more respectful of western culture’s permissive values. Though Syria is far from the idyllic model of tolerance Americans experience at home, make no mistake, the Syrian government heavily regulates public activity and discourse. However, Syria has a history of accepting social values that allow freedom of worship and freedom to associate condemned by the Sunni Islamist backed rebels Obama now supports with US weapons and aid.
Unlike its current Sunni adversaries (Qatar and Saudi Arabia) Syria doe not criminally penalize non-Islamic worship, hand holding, public displays of affection, wearing non-Islamic jewelry, and unmarried women’s association with men. Today, the Syrian government does not require adherence to strict Islamic law on a wide range of social issues.
In Saudi Arabia and Qatar, strict Islamist states, the subjugation of women is a cultural norm. Women have few rights there. In Qatar, non-married woman found in the un-chaperoned company of a man not related by blood or marriage is ordered to take a virginity test, failure of which can result in a legal honor killing. Married Muslim women, in both Saudi Arabia and Qatar found violating a strict code prohibiting free association might find themselves sentenced to state sanctioned beatings or death by stoning. I wonder how the White House would respond if asked by, say, Rachael Maddow, a woman, a Rhodes scholar, and an Obama supporter, why are we backing a regime change in Syria that will undoubtedly drive Syrian society backwards to a culture that prohibits the limited freedoms it enjoys today.
Women’s freedoms are not found in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the two Gulf States pushing for Assad’s overthrow. If that happens they can revert it back to a strict Islamist government and Sharia law dominance in Syria. Moreover, why is the caustic rhetoric US feminists deploy to vilify American equality imbalances strangely absent from news reports detailing Obama’s alliance with these misogynistic Gulf States?
The Obama foreign policy and the hypocrisy of feminists and the American gender equality brigades who elected the President to level the playing field is mortifying. The protagonists of this Syrian conflict supported and funded by Saudi Arabia and Qatar, will set Arab women’s rights and freedoms back centuries. All supported by their hero, Obama.
Do American feminists now support international violations of women’s rights? Does the first lady, an outspoken critic of human rights abuses, now tolerate her husband’s support for two countries with some of the worst women’s rights records in the world? Two countries, if victorious, that will replace Syria’s tolerance with anti-woman Sharia law. Where does Hillary Clinton stand on this? More importantly, why is no one asking her what she thinks? Why is our media relinquishing their right and duty to challenge the government on its policies? What is their agenda? Do they want women to succumb to the vitriol and violence of a radical Islamist nation? The Liberal Media in this country has bought into the Obama doctrine of subtle destruction of individual freedom to practice your faith and your freedom to express yourself as you see fit.
These American women who supported, voted for and believed everything that Obama told them he would do for tolerance and morality seem to be extremely gullible at best. Why else would they continue to believe when the facts are so plain. What do these gullible American women think of Obama now?? He is not standing up for anything even approaching equality, tolerance or morality, fairness, ethics or justice with women or anyone else. He has proven his loyalties to the Muslim Brotherhood, Islam and Al Qaeda!! Knowing what we do concerning the treatment of women by many countries and religions around the world, how can any woman support Obama when he has openly supported these groups?
Also, we have seen how Obama has used women in America to achieve the political gain and position he currently enjoys. He has evolved in every direction to assure his coffers are filled with hush money. He recently praised Planned Parenthood for their devotion to women’s freedoms. He completely ignores the premise Planned Parenthood was founded upon by Margaret Sanger. Women of America, is this what you really thought he was going to do?? The inmates are running the asylum. There is nothing that he can say now that will convince me that he has any woman’s best interest in his heart!!!!!
He is selfish, arrogant and will use whomever he needs to to get his agenda through and, believe me, his agenda will not further women’s issues. His Affordable Care Act will cause a huge financial hardship for any woman who needs medical care. He loves to promote abortionists, but he doesn’t tell any of the women that they have the right to know all the alternatives available to them before they make their decision whether to have an abortion or seek support to have the baby. Abortion in its present form and application is particularly aimed at the black, disabled and poor population in the country. That is exactly what the founder Margaret Sanger wanted from the very beginning.
If that is what you expected then that is what you got. If however, you want to think for yourself and have a real say in what happens here and abroad, then you need to join the swelling ranks of the grass roots movement to elect honest and fair men and women who respect God and the Constitution to the Congress and the Senate. 2014 is the year that women can truly make a difference in the direction the country goes and make sure it is far better than it was before.
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