“Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.” (Charlie Chaplin)
How do we measure loss? On average, we count the number of victims. However, when it comes to Sharia law, we can hardly ask how many women have been beaten, raped, tortured and/or stoned. Logically, a rough estimate falls into the millions, if not billions…And there is nothing we can do, or is there?
As a women, I can tell you that I am only one of many that will not condone the enforcement of sharia law on anyone. Men and women alike deserve better than to be raised with archaic religious laws that reinforce the freedom of one gender for the sake of power over its counterpart. Truly powerful men do not need enslave women, nor do they use religion or violence for personal gain.
That notwithstanding, the rape crises, which are running rampant in European countries, are the symptoms of a deeper ailment. An imbalance that has persisted for thousands of years. Although many have challenged it, we have not yet reached the point to overcome any form of inequality really. Whether it concerns wealth, race or gender. We may cling on to political correctness with our every breath, but we do not pursue it out of kindness or compassion…We do it because we are scared. We don’t want to be seen as racist, anti-social or apathetic.
Although we often shrug this fear off, calling it an evolutionary throw-back, it is inherently justified. Islam is known for its tactical invasions and endless thirst to take over. Every religion has the potential to cause harm…And it does so frequently. Peadophile priests, rabbis, gurus and imams are evidence of that. Fact is, for more than a handful of sexual predators, there is approx. one genuine follower. The only question is whether that makes the whole concept of religion worthwhile for us.
Religion has and will always be used for personal gain, so we have to respect when other do not want to engage in any form of religious worship, or even humour the concept of religion, for personal reasons. This is our life, we have the right to choose what to believe…If you don’t like it, f**ck off.
Personally, I don’t care whether you are black, white, purple or from Orion. You are so much more than your creed, colour and race. Underneath all that, you have the choice to be free…Free from religion, capitalism or mainstream opinion. You have the opportunity to be kind, rather than cruel, and there is no better way than by speaking up for the freedom of the men, women and children in your area!
Amongst all this fear-mongering, we are forgetting one very important thing: We only fear that which we do not understand. Before we can make an informed decision on Islam, we need to know what we’re talking about. We need to educate ourselves on its scriptures, history and how the verse of the sword was created. In other words, you are not islamophobic, if you understand the threat that Islam poses. It’s okay to be uncomfortable, because something is different. It’s not okay to support the religious practice of sexual slavery. Over one millions Muslims manage to practice their faith peacefully with respect for women. However, the foundation of Western civilisation may as well collapse, if we allow affiliated, invading religious groups that have no regard for any other minority, but their own. We have fought too hard for too long to be conned into surrendering our freedom to yet another religious iconography. Those that wish to be free from religion should be able to keep their right to say “No.” If we lose this basic right of free expression, then what are we? What will we become? How many more need to suffer and die, before we can unite as a people without killing each other over belief or restricting each other’s development?
In an islamic society, women do not have the choice to study, be independent or even walk down the road without a male to accompany them. Conversely, men can have their wives and children taken off of them, if it looks as if they cannot protect them… The equivalence of this is developing in all the countries that are accepting asylum seekers. Sharia Law is simply administered behind closed doors. We are in danger of reverting back to a time, where the man with the biggest stick won the woman, whether she wanted it or not. We are in danger of breaking up the family unit even further than we already have. Most importantly, we are risking a new version of the dark ages with every day that we value blind faith over common sense and human liberty.