It’s there, though under wraps, so to speak:
Following are excerpts from an interview with Saudi columnist Princess Basma bin Saud bin Abd Al-Aziz Aal Saud, which aired on BBC Arabic TV on June 28, 2011:
We are familiar with Islamic customs, and we return to the Koran in order to know our rights as Muslims – men and women alike. What is being practiced de facto in our Arab societies is a tribal legacy, not an Islamic one. What is permitted is clear, and what is forbidden is clear, and punishments should be the same for men and women.
What we see today, however, is that the woman is always punished, the woman is treated with violence. Thus, our society becomes a violent society, because the woman who suffers violence is the one who raises the children. She raises men and women. What will become of these future generations, if they are raised by women who suffer violence and subjugation, within a system of laws that do not, in fact, exist in our shari’a?
Wow! How long before the “modesty police” beat some sense into her? But that won’t happen, of course. If you didn’t notice, she has two Sauds in her name, and calls herself a princess. She’s connected (a point she makes herself later).
Any other Mohammedan honeys burning their burkhas?
Following are excerpts from an Al-Arabiya TV program on the military training of pro-Qadhafi housewives, which aired on June 20, 1011.
Reporter: Huda Abd Al-Qadr is a Libyan housewife in her twenties from the city of Sirte. For two weeks, she has been leaving her home every day to participate in a weapons training course.
This kind of course takes place in various places in Libya, and its purpose is to train women of all ages and walks of life in dismantling and assembling weapons, as well as in firing light and heavy weapons.
Libyan housewife Huda Abd Al-Qadr: I have been training for ten days in the use of light weapons – 9 mm, sub-machine guns, Kalashnikovs, RPGs, as well as RGD 5 and F1 grenades.
Libyan army officer Fatima Sabah Baraka: Women must train in the use of weapons, just like their brothers, the men, in order to protect themselves, their land, and their honor. We have trained in the use of several light and heavy weapons.
Libyan housewife Ibtisam Uthman: We were trained at school, which was not so long ago. We were trained in the use of light weapons, in order to defend our country and our Leader.
Reporter: The armed participants did not miss the opportunity to protest Al-Arabiya TV’s coverage of the events in Libya.
Libyan army officer Fatima Sabah Baraka: You, on Al-Arabiya TV, must show the truth, or at least a small part of the truth… The truth is that we love Mu’ammar Al-Qadhafi.
What’s not to love?