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Middle Eastern women continue to cry out for help

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Submitted by Claire (United States), Jun 19, 2008 at 05:38

Middle Eastern women continue to cry out for help to free them and enable them to be emancipated and live as full human beings. They must hide from their own people, however, because they face horrific torture or death if they are found out. What kind of country knowingly continues barbaric practices that result in multiple wives, temporary wives, genital mutilation, beatings, stonings, cutting off body parts and other atrocities?

It's difficult, because the West can't just go in and take them to a safe haven. And they're so brainwashed that many of them keep the system going themselves out of fear and a belief that they must.

The West doesn't wish to control the Middle East. It does wish to free the people and give them an opportunity to let go of barbarism, and it does have other interests in the region. What the West would really like is for the Middle East to emancipate people. The West has its warts, but even when there is no war, people attempt to immigrate to the West in droves. I never saw them rushing to get into Middle Eastern countries. Why do you suppose that is?

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