Who will stand for women?

Rape in Dubai, and its aftermath, is an assault on freedom

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Like a weekend hacker who can’t shoot straight, the Western media last week were all over Muirfield golf course as it hosted the British Open – and we mean all over it – for not admitting female members.

“Never mind that this is an issue that has no impact on any of our lives,” writes Jay Hart, senior editor of Yahoo Sports. “When there’s low-hanging fruit to be picked, well, (the media will) pick it.”

Absolutely.

So let’s talk about some of the higher-up fruit the media are either missing or soft-peddling.

While the big story in the West was that men are somehow injuring women by having their own golf club, a woman in Dubai was freed from jail – “pardoned,” they claim – after being sentenced to 16 months for being raped.

You read that right. She was jailed for being raped.

And that’s in Dubai – supposedly the bastion of modern, liberal, enlightened, worldly Islam.

The Norwegian woman on a business visit had reported to police that a colleague from Sudan had raped her. Authorities jailed both of them, sentencing her to 16 months for extramarital sex and drinking. The alleged rapist got only 13 months, though you’ll be glad to know that he earned a pardon, too. Apparently it’s hard to get convicted of rape there unless you confess or have an adult male witness testify against you.

They certainly can’t listen to a woman!

What an outrage, and an assault on human freedom.

Of course, if you take your cues from the media, you’d think that the real outrage was a golf club in Scotland.

There are no words to adequately express our disgust and revulsion at a system – political or religious – that so reviles women that it imprisons them for having been sexually assaulted. That not only re-victimizes a victim, but it also discourages other victims from ever coming forward – de facto, legitimizing rape.

Thank goodness the woman in this case, 24-year-old Marte Deborah Dalelv, had the courage to tell her story publicly, so as to bring international and diplomatic pressure to bear on authorities in Dubai to release her.

It shouldn’t take the intervention of foreign governments, or a few focused media outlets – or a brave young woman willing to make her assault publicly known – to prevent such gross miscarriages of justice. Women should not have to put themselves in harm’s way by simply entering a country and attempting to do business there.

Don’t look now, but there is a growing push in various places in America to recognize the very sharia law that treats women in such ways.

Now is the time to stand up against such evil.

The world famously, and rightly, banded together to end racial apartheid. When will we stand up for women thusly?

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justthefacts
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justthefacts 07/26/13 - 04:52 pm
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Huff Post

"As President Barack Obama undergoes a large-scale retooling of his cabinet ahead of his second term, observers are taking note of a trend that appears to be keeping women out of high-profile positions in the administration"

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/26/13 - 04:54 pm
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"I don't suppose it would

"I don't suppose it would have anything to do with just trying to keep things stirred up against Muslims per se., could it?"

I wonder if in Muslim countries anyone worries about stirring up things against Jews and Christians?

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 07/26/13 - 06:30 pm
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fedex227 reminds me
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of the democratic party and liberals stance on everything- all mouth and no substance. That's just my opinion.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 07/26/13 - 06:49 pm
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I was watchin' an interview

I was watchin' an interview with that Florida Congressman who used all the hateful rhetoric towards Rep and was eventually out of office-of course to quietly return. He was bragging on how easy it is to dupe Rep to progressive causes just for different reasons. The "reasons" are the part you need to pay attention to. Rep really have a "bad rap" with women (the Dems have effectively demonized this interest group from Rep-especially young women-which is the future. Young women will be running everything soon-because males are mostly dumb-a------ well decorum prevents me from sayin'. But the colleges have to lower their standards for all males-which is pathetic as a male. I love women coming to power-I think there are many advantages. But men need to keep up and quit playin' video games and goofin' off. You young fellas' are making all us males look bad.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 07/26/13 - 07:26 pm
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HA @ 11:25

"But please feel free to put words into people's mouths as you're often inclined to do. Personnally I think it's more an attitude of indifference or control."

fedex227 said this about you. Is this a true statement ?? Just kidding !

dahreese
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dahreese 07/26/13 - 08:19 pm
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"I wonder if in Muslim
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"I wonder if in Muslim countries anyone worries about stirring up things against Jews and Christians?"

You would be correct to suppose Muslims in other countries do not all support terrorism against Christians and Jews.

You would be correct to suppose that not all Jews in Israel are haters of Palestinians.

I haven't read HA's second article yet, but the first one she apparently didn't read it herself, as it supports what I've said in my post above.

As to the treatment of women, we have a lot of problems in this country involving the way white-Anglo-Saxon-Protestants treat their women.

It just doesn't always seem to get the same press.

Seems that was left out of the editorial.

burninater
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burninater 07/26/13 - 09:09 pm
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Alrighty, this is the problem

Alrighty, this is the problem with small-tent media.

The story of the Norwegian woman in Dubai was ALL OVER mainstream media. Not only that, but she was pardoned AFTER the mainstream media saturation.

And I, for one, never heard ANYTHING about the Scottish golf course until this editorial.

So for the people in the small tent, this editorial may seem on the up-and-up. But for anyone consuming media beyond the small tent, they read something like this editorial, scratch their heads, and say, "Huh. When these guys want to score a point, they'll play a little fast and loose with the truth." Not only does this exclude people outside the small tent who value truthfulness, but eventually some people INSIDE the small tent will begin choosing truthfulness over propaganda.

I'm not saying you need to expand the tent by being inclusive, or PC, or anything like that. But sheesh. At least start by being truthful.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 07/26/13 - 10:12 pm
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The pretty news lady is going

The pretty news lady is going to hire an attorney and she will get her case tossed. It will cost her some $$$, but she'll get it tossed. Welcome to the show, sweetie-- it's the United States of America.

Darby
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Darby 07/26/13 - 11:19 pm
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Bod - You are really funny

when you let your imagination run loose like that.

Thanks for the laugh. I was in need of something to chuckle about after a solid week of defending against the nutty Zimmerman haters.

Darby
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Darby 07/26/13 - 11:23 pm
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"eventually some people INSIDE the small

tent will begin choosing truthfulness over propaganda."

Yeah, it's starting already. I'm starting to believe OzBama's "truth" about "phony" scandals.

Is that what you had in mind???

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chascushman 07/27/13 - 08:59 am
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"As to the treatment of
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"As to the treatment of women, we have a lot of problems in this country involving the way white-Anglo-Saxon-Protestants treat their women."
dahreese, once more try to put down the white man. Yeah, black men treat their women REALLY WELL DON'T THEY?

dahreese
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dahreese 07/27/13 - 09:57 am
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"dahreese, once more try to
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"dahreese, once more try to put down the white man. Yeah, black men treat their women REALLY WELL DON'T THEY?"

I expect that kind of answer from you Cushman.

There's nothing racist or "holier than thou" about you.

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Mcycleman1 07/27/13 - 10:03 am
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Aiding & abetting

Another disgusting and reprehensible aspect is that WE as US taxpayers GIVE Egypt $1.5B every year to exist, thereby we aid and abet this terrible injustice. $1.5 billion with a B. Do the math, that's over $4 million every single day. Oh don't we love to bribe countries while we turn a blind eye to basic human rights.... Did I mention disgusting??

dahreese
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dahreese 07/27/13 - 10:40 am
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We also give not less than
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We also give not less than $10 million a day to Israel.

But, officially, Israel doesn't abuse the human rights of anybody.

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