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Venus IS the issue between US and Europe

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Submitted by j steinke (United States), Aug 24, 2002 at 19:45

I take issue with the gender analogy of the article rhetorically. If there was any bigger issue standing between America and Europe--it is the Muslim world's treatment of their women and others.

Although America has only given women the right to vote recently before the First World War; once the movement towards equality was in motion it had many benefits all around the American experience including (white-liberal)women being more sypathetic to the civil rights movement.

The unabased chauvenism of Radical-Islam in saying that any woman that is in any way "uncovered" is somehow "enticing" muslim rape to rape is an astonishing thing to hear after many years of awareness-raising and the benefits of more women out into the work force.

Such a notion is also shockingly ignorant of what science has to say about the long lasting affects of rape on women and even their children exposed to their trauma. Also, the very nature of stoning for adultery being carefully wrapped under the mantle of an "Islamic religion" strikes many Americans' ears as if one were saying that Catholic priests are allowed to rape the innocent because they are catholic!

Abhorrent is abhorrent no matter what religion one is talking about. So why is Europe allowing one religion such a wide range of criminal activites in such utter silence, all the while demonizing the US and Israel at the same time?

In this talk of gender, Europe's flaccid response to the increase of rapes in France and other european countries (As well as those in Australia) at the hands of muslim men (upon predominantly non-muslim women)strikes listeners in the US as a dangerous bout of near suicidal thinking in europe.

While America is far from perfect in many women's issues, the sheer danger of allowing a vehemently anti-woman religion to go unchecked in so many places strikes America as sheer lunacy!


Wahhabi-Islam (fundamentalist Islam) has a diabolically different view of women than say America; and silence about rape or woman-beating will NOT make those phenomenons go away; it will increase their frequency. (The silence in the Catholic church finally led to a national revolt in the US in the long run.)

If Europe is in quiet fear and appeasement--that is one thing; and that is forgiveable. If europe is quietly saying that Islam is free to rape and harm in the name of the worst members in it's religion; it will meet the US head on in the future.

So! How do we explain then, the difference between America and Europe on this issue? Is it because in America women are allowed to own...GUNS?
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