Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf – ham med ground zero moskeen, Cordoba Initiative – synes, at “profeten” var en revolutionær feminist. Det tyder ikke på at Spencer og Coren ser sådan på den debat, Mona el-Tahawy har rejst. Sun News TV om ”Making Muslims look bad“:
Robert Spencer & Michael Coren on Mona Eltahawy – May 26, 2012
Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch joins to discuss why we can’t speak the truth about Islam.
Og mere video – hele det show, vi så glimt af i Corens Arena:
Mona Eltahawy and Leila Ahmed discuss FP “Why DoThey Hate US” piece
Mona Eltahawy and Leila Ahmed discuss FP “Why Do They Hate US” piece on Melissa Harris Perry Show April 28th 2012
Eltahawy’s artikel er denne – Politiken har lavet en dansk oversættelse, som kan læses HER:
Why Do They Hate Us?
The real war on women is in the Middle East.
By Mona Eltahawy | May/June 2012
In “Distant View of a Minaret,” the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short story with a woman so unmoved by sex with her husband that as he focuses solely on his pleasure, she notices a spider web she must sweep off the ceiling and has time to ruminate on her husband’s repeated refusal to prolong intercourse until she too climaxes, “as though purposely to deprive her.” Just as her husband denies her an orgasm, the call to prayer interrupts his, and the man leaves. After washing up, she loses herself in prayer — so much more satisfying that she can’t wait until the next prayer — and looks out onto the street from her balcony. She interrupts her reverie to make coffee dutifully for her husband to drink after his nap. Taking it to their bedroom to pour it in front of him as he prefers, she notices he is dead. She instructs their son to go and get a doctor. “She returned to the living room and poured out the coffee for herself. She was surprised at how calm she was,” Rifaat writes.
Mere HER i Foreign Policy. Og imam-fjolset Rauf og Leila Ahmed fra videoen ovenfor har også et bidrag:
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf:
As Islam has spread throughout the world, it has combined religion with native cultural practices. Many centuries later, separating the religion from the underlying culture has become difficult. That’s why Islam as practiced in Egypt differs from, say, Islam as practiced in Malaysia.
Mona Eltahawy describes cultural practices in Egypt and the Middle East that predate Islam yet have been embraced by many people now as part of Islam. The practice of genital mutilation of women, for example, is found only in Africa. If it were part of Islam, it would be practiced by Muslims all over the world.
Mere HER i Foreign Policy.
Mona Eltahawy venter på den andre revolusjonen i Midtøsten, den som skal frigjøre kvinnene.
En engelsk versjon av dette intervjuet er også tilgjengelig.
Nils August Andresen – 18. mai, 2012
Mona Eltahawy, få artikler i Foreign Policy har skapt så mye opphetet debatt som din artikkel om kvinnehat i Midtøsten – ”Why do they hate us?” – i siste utgave av bladet. For en utenforstående er det slående hvor smertefullt selvkritikk og offentlig skittentøyvask later til å være i mange kontekster. Det er ikke unikt for den arabiske verden; vi ser kanskje noe av det samme i den ilske tyrkiske reaksjonen på enhver diskusjon om folkemordet på armenerne, eller i den forsinkede og halvhjertede russiske unnskyldningen for Katyn-massakren. Hvorfor tror du essayet har skapt så sterke reaksjoner?
Mere HER hos norske Minerva. Den voldsepisode, Eltahawy blev udsat for, er omtalt her på bloggen:
Opdatering – Spencer:
Muslim Journalist Challenges Sharia, Gets Accused of ‘Hate’
by Robert Spencer – May 31, 2012
Mona Eltahawy receives the typical treatment given to defenders of Muslim women.
Mona Eltahawy’s piece in the May/June issue of Foreign Policy criticized a series of practices that are justified in Islamic law, including child marriage, wife-beating, and female genital mutilation. Counter-jihadist activists and writers have been calling attention to these human rights abuses for years, but Eltahawy’s piece was singular in that she is a Muslim journalist.
Mere HER hos PJ Media.
Andre kilder: Kristeligt Dagblad, PJ Media,