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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Liberals and Islam


This post is not intended as an attack on those that identify as Muslim, or of any other religion. I am explicitly disagreeing with the ideology of Islam and members of Islamic Terrorist groups. I have no issue with peaceful followers of Islam. 

I consider myself a liberal. I have centre-left views. I support a mixed economy, free education, free healthcare, secularism, gay marriage, legalised prostitution, legalised marijuana, globalism, democracy; all of these classic leftist-libertarian values.

So I don’t understand why so many people on the left want to defend an ideology that is so against these values. An ideology that is misogynistic, anti-gays, supports the death penalty, is nationalist, values theocracy over democracy, illegalises all drugs and alcohol, and puts the honour of the father above all else.

Islam is so rapidly far-right that liberals defending it are committing a logical fallacy. It would make way more sense for conservatives to be defending it. So this leads me to the question: WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON HERE???!!! Are you people seriously blind? You people that claim to be ‘progressive’ and ‘leftist’ then defend an ideology that justifies the murder of you.

A country under Sharia Law looks like the Republican American’s dream. Where men rule everything and women stay at home and submit to their husbands. Gay people can be killed. (Not even imprisoned; killed). The country is ruled by a ‘holy’ textbook rather than secular democracy. The country puts Islamic values above everything, hence being anti-internationalist. The country does not allow people to drink alcohol or use drugs recreationally. None of this makes sense.

The clearest example I can give is from one of my favourite shows American Dad. The episode ‘Stan of Arabia’ illustrates this perfectly. When Stan’s family is sent to Saudi Arabia by the CIA (whom he works for), Stan loves it. He loves that men run everything and women have to do as their told. He loves that they honour traditional values and are against homosexuals. He loves the ‘just’ system of cutting hands off people who steal or commit crimes.

But his daughter? Hayley Smith, the hardcore liberal pot-smoking hippie? She says ‘Saudi Arabian women aren’t objectified like Western women. The beauty myth doesn’t exist here.’ I thought those were the same self-actualised feminists who wanted women to be sexually free and dress how they liked? Hayley gets chased by men who try to kill her because she is walking outside...alone. Without being accompanied by a man. And that’s illegal there. And what does this stupid snowflake do? ‘I respect your right to chase me!’ she yells.

Yeah, I know it’s just a TV show, but it’s also a satire on real life and how people think. And this has got to stop. Because people like this who call themselves liberal are giving the rest of us a bad name and quite frankly, it’s embarrassing. Why are these snowflakes so desperate to defend Islam? It goes against everything you believe in. The Hayleys of the world should be furious that there is an ideology that insists women only go out accompanied by a man. Because in countries like the UK and USA, feminists fought for women to not have to depend on a man for everything. Yet in countries like Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq; these women do not have those options. You can’t call yourself a feminist and support Islam; those two things are logically incompatible.

I think you’d have to be blind, deaf and dumb or just brainwashed to actually think this is ok. I just hope it isn’t too long before people realise what is going on here. Because when Islamic extremists commit atrocities in the name of Allah, you liberals are practically giving them a free pass. 

HIGHLY RECOMMEND these articles if you prefer to read other people's viewpoints:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-03/linda-sarsour-hijabi-feminism/8583482

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/why-is-feminism-so-quiet-about-muslim-women-who-refuse-to-wear-the-hijab-1.3189620

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10091/muslims-liberals-leftists

https://moralarc.org/why-islam-of-the-three-great-monotheistic-religions-one-did-not-go-through-enlightenment/




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