More important: Clinton herself should know how “mean” some women can be when it comes to supporting other women. She herself was mocked and scorned by women journalists, many of whom were also leftist, peace-oriented feminists. Indeed, they also savaged Sarah Palin, another woman politician, without shame. Now just imagine how “kind” women may be to each other in the Arab world where, despite exceptions, so many women are routinely degraded, silenced, sequestered, forced to veil, forced into arranged marriages, genitally mutilated—and at the hands of other women.
Mothers and female relatives sometimes participate in the hands-on honor murder of daughters and sisters. Co-wives in polygamous unions can be bitter rivals. Arab, Muslim female suicide bombers choose to blow themselves up by standing near other Muslim women with children, who are often on a religious pilgrimage. As I documented in my book, Woman’s Inhumanity to Woman, like men, women also internalize sexism and racism. Arab and Muslim women have not been trained to “like” or respect other women, especially not Israeli or Jewish women.
Many anti-Zionist Israeli feminist leftists are committed to work for peace with Arab women—but they do not have many counterparts in the Arab world, where both men and women are tortured and imprisoned for saying anything positive about Israel or infidels or anything negative about Islam. Most international human rights and presumably pacifist organizations, including the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, are rabidly anti-Zionist. More interesting: These same anti-Zionist Israeli feminist leftists show absolutely no compassion toward, nor do they seek to negotiate “peacefully” or at all with, their own countrywomen with whom they may politically disagree.
Over the years, I have been involved in many all-women’s groups. They are no more “peaceful” or “tender” than are male groups.
Secretary Clinton: Put that in your pipe and please smoke it!
But there’s more.
On January 13, 2011, Clinton spoke in Qatar where she condemned “corruption” as “a cancer” and said that “the region’s foundations are sinking into the sands. People have grown tired of corrupt institutions and a stagnant political order.”
Corruption is the only way to get anything done in an Arab and Muslim country. Bribes and the hiring of relatives not only work—they are the only honorable things to do in a culture where people cannot count on the government, modernization, or technology for survival. All they have are their family connections.
Madame Secretary: Please have another puff! And welcome to the real Middle East.
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