On Canada Day, which the Blogging Tories true to the neo-tradition of their Protestant, Union Jack, Queen and Imperialist British origins like to call Dominion Day, it is important to note there are those in Canada of a religious fundamentalist background that hate our country.
And its not just Muslim women, as the Globe and Mail tries to foist on us this week in their series Hateful chatter behind the veil
One can find the same hatred of civil society and social democratic Canada, not only in the rantings of the wives of those Ontario Muslims recently arrested as terrorists, but by simply checking out some right wing conservative blogs and websites.
Ms. Farooq's criticism is often directed first at other Muslims. When another poster writes about how he finds homosexuality disgusting, Nada replies by pointing out that there are even gay Muslims. She then posts a photo of a rally held by Al-Fatiha, a Canadian support group for gay Muslims. "Look at these pathetic people," she writes. "They should all be sent to Saudi, where these sickos are executed or crushed by a wall, in public."
Gee not unlike comments that can be found here.
In late April of 2004, a poster asks the forum members to share their impressions of what makes Canada unique. Nada's answer is straightforward."Who cares? We hate Canada."Yep and so does the right-wing, both share a knee jerk reaction to liberal social democracy.
"Are you accepting a system that separates religion and state?" she asks. "Are you gonna give your pledge of allegiance to a party that puts secular laws above the laws of Allah? Are you gonna worship that which they worship? Are you going to throw away the most important thing that makes you a muslim?" Ms. Jamal's list of forbidden institutions goes beyond politics. Banking, membership in the United Nations, women's rights and secular law are all aspects of Canadian society she finds unacceptable.
Sounds like she is a member of Real Women, or a columnist for the Western Standard. In fact her hatred of the UN is shared by the ultra-right in the US.
All patriarchical monotheistic religions are bigots they hate the laws of man since they only believe in the laws of their God.
Women are the backbone of most churches, synagogs, temples, etc. Religious women are conservative in politics, they are the root base of the movements against choice be it abortion, childcare, same sex marriage, etc. They are the real force behind not only the veil but the bigotry of religious extremism.
The reason is simple, while women on the whole are more spiritual than men as studies show, politically the number of women who are liberal in social attitudes out numbers their more fundamentalist sisters.
Those that lead these right wing movements are a minority whose screeching is out of proportion to their number. Hence the vehemence and hatred they show their opponents; real or imagined.
The Globe and Mail series merely exposes that fundamentalist muslims share much in common with their contemporary conservative religious fundamentalists of other patriarchical monotheistic faiths.
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