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Treatment of Women
in the Muslim World
Former Chairman of the Jordanian Physicians' Association CriticizesU.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice's Comments on Treatment
of Women in the Muslim World
The London Arabic-language daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi recently published
anarticle by the former chairman of the Jordanian Physicians' Association,
Dr. Tareq Tahboub :
National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice on CNN. Asked by Wolf Blitzer
about the situation of women in Afghanistan, the advisor spoke
powerfully and in great detail about the situation of women in Islamic
countries, primarily Saudi Arabia, and about how America cannot agree to
the humiliation of women in the Islamic world."
"The advisor forgot that the living example of humiliation of women inthe twenty-first century is Hillary Clinton, whose husband fed her all
kinds of degradation and humiliation, to the point where she was forced
to lie in front of television cameras in order to defend him and his
perverted relationships. She testified that he was 'innocent' of Monica
and Paula - as the wolf is innocent of the blood of [Joseph], the son of
Jacob [whose brothers threw him into a pit to be rid of him and claimed
that an 'evil beast' had devoured him]."
"The advisor also forgot to mention that the White House files provedthat Nixon's wife suffered a tear in her retina as a result of a severe
blow she received from her husband."
"What humiliation could be greater for women than the systematic rapeof a freshman university female student [in America], as was proven
documentary and feature films telling true stories. The last of these
films, broadcast a month ago on Jordanian television, presented the true
story of a student and her friends who were raped by members of a
fraternity headed by her brother. The epilogue said that most young
American women are raped at university. 87% of rapes are carried out
during freshman year, by their classmates, at student parties. They get
the girls drunk with a drink said to be fruit juice (punch) but which is
actually mixed with alcohol. The exacerbation of this problem led to the
establishment of legal and psychiatric departments at the universities
to handle this phenomenon, which has reached epidemic proportions."
"Where are women's rights, when their statistics show that one in everythree American women is raped - in addition to sexual harassment in
workplace, and even on the part of generals in the military, during
their hours of rest from bombing Iraq and Afghanistan?"
"What humiliation could be greater for women than the fashion shows[catwalks] or beauty pageants, in which the so-called beauty queens
stripped before the hungry eyes of men so that their internal
measurements around the bust and hips can be taken, as if they were
calves at a cattle auction?"
"What humiliation - and I quote from the article of Mr. MuwfaqMahaddin, the leftist journalist from the [Jordanian paper] Al-Arab
Al-Youm, who demanded that the labor unions and parties [in Jordan]
donate money for oppressed British women - could be greater than the
results of a poll conducted recently by one of the papers, that showed
that the British man has an average of five extramarital lovers? [Not
to mention] what Alan Clark, defense secretary in the Thatcher
government, did - he admitted that he had slept with three generations
- a girl, her mother, and her grandmother - in his office in the
British Defense Ministry, as published in the Daily Mirror."
Violence Against Women in the U.S.
statistics show more than a million incidents of domestic violence
"What domestic violence are they talking about, when British police
annually? What children's rights are they demanding, when in America
alone, a quarter of a million children are killed every year by aborting
unwanted fetuses - something that has pushed Americans with a conscience
to blow up some of the clinics in which they carry out this kind of
murder and kill some of the doctors working in this area? What
children's rights are they talking about, when pedophilia is legal on
the Internet and the networks of this perversion reach from Thailand to
Australia - a general epidemic from which not even the Church was
"Our advice to the advisor is to look at herself before she tries toforce her principles and opinions on others. We have suffered enough
from the American way of life forced upon us by the media and marketing
of the American model."
"The Greatest Damage is Western Television"
cola, and Marlboro, which most cannot buy as a result of widespread
"The damages [caused by] the American model are not limited to burgers,
poverty in the Islamic world. The gravest damage is television,
something that almost no home, rich or poor, lives without. When
dinnertime comes (which is the Arab/Muslim family's traditional hour
for meeting in the Islamic world), everyone eats in front of the
television, with no conversation developing among the members of the
family. When Mickey Mouse comes on, the children throw their food on
the floor. Children are also influenced by depictions of violence in
cartoons. Thus, family life is being abolished. Nevertheless, Islam and
even the Muslims are accused of terrorism, although they make up 82% of
the exiles and refugees in the world..."
Source: Al-Quds Al-Arabi (London)
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