Jamie Glazov

Naomi Wolf, Will You Denounce the Honor Murder of Medine Memi?

Posted on February 11 2010 5:03 am
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In Turkey just recently, a father and grandfather repeatedly beat Medine Memi, a sixteen-year-old girl, for the crime of talking (allegedly) to boys. The police weren’t interested. The beatings were eventually deemed insufficient punishment for Medine for the temerity of having her own human agency, so the father and grandfather killed her by burying her while she was “alive and fully conscious.”

My dear friend and courageous freedom fighter Phyllis Chesler has written about this barbaric murder and described it as a “savage, heartless, primitive act” that “is the ultimate, logical consequence of burying women alive—shrouding them–while they still roam the earth. One becomes claustrophobic under the burqa, until one gets used to being seen as a ghost, invisible, non-human, dead.”

Medine’s father is incredulous about why he has been arrested, explaining, matter-of-factly in his statements to the police, that his daughter had male friends and that the family was unhappy about it. This serves as a reminder of Muslim rapists casually testifying that their victims deserved their fate since they were either not veiled or weren’t Muslims. It also brings to mind when the Spanish Muslim cleric Mohamed Kamal Mustafa, to his great surprise, was prosecuted and sentenced to fifteen months in jail by a Spanish court for giving Muslim men specific instructions in a book on how to beat their wives. In court, he defended himself by arguing — correctly — that he was only repeating and interpreting passages from the Koran (i.e. Sura 4:34).

I can’t help from wondering: when are all the brave Western leftist feminists going to protest with vehement anger about the fate of Medine Memi and about the Islamic ideology that spawned her barbaric murder?

I wonder if we’ll be hearing from Naomi Wolf? She really cares about women’s rights, doesn’t she? Well, she thinks the burqa is “sexy,” we know that.

So the question must be asked: Does Naomi think throwing Medine Memi into a hole in the ground and burying her alive is sexy too? If she doesn’t think it’s sexy, where are her expressions of moral outrage at this vicious crime committed against a young Muslim girl, a crime that represents the horrible oppression of women under Islamic gender apartheid?

Could it just be that we won’t be hearing from Naomi Wolf — or from any of her like-minded “feminists” — because, when it comes down to it, she really doesn’t care about Medine Memi and other victims of Islamic gender apartheid? Could it be that she fully knows that if she speaks out on behalf of Medine, then she might have to speak out against the Islamic theology that engendered her murder? Could it be that Naomi Wolf fully knows this is a step she cannot take because doing so will destroy the entire foundation of her anti-American worldview and her conception of her own personal identity?

Well, we’re waiting for your howls of moral indignation about what happened to Medine Memi in any case, Ms. Wolf.

We know they will never come, neither from you, nor from the ranks of the feminist and progressive Left that you supposedly lead.

The question lingers: Do you have any sense of shame, at last?

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