Barbara Walters and her gang ain’t the only ones who speak for women. Thanks to the miracle of Internet technology (and the wizardry of Bryan Preston), my right-wing gal pal Mary Katharine Ham of Townhall and I talk back to Rosie O’Donnell over her equation of “radical Islam” with the threat of “radical Christianity in America.”
Rosie, I recommend you invite Bruce Bawer on your show to cure you of your abject ignorance. From Bawer’s website:
Let it not be forgotten, after all, how countries ruled by Koranic law treat their homosexual citizens. Under the Taliban, Afghanistan put at least ten homosexuals to death; on New Year’s Day, 2002, our good friends in Saudi Arabia beheaded three men for sodomy. According to one report, Iran has executed several thousand men for homosexuality since 1979. Even in Egypt, with its relatively moderate and secular government, a widely publicized mass arrest of suspected homosexuals in early 2001 resulted in the torture and imprisonment of dozens of males as young as fifteen. And these figures are undoubtedly dwarfed by the annual number of “honor killings” of female family members who have strayed sexually (or who have shamed their families by being raped)–a form of murder that is so much a part of traditional Muslim culture that it goes unprosecuted even in relatively moderate Islamic countries like Jordan. In May 2002, Amnesty International reported that in Pakistan at least three honor killings occur every day, and that the perpetrators are usually not even arrested, although their identities tend to be known to family, neighbors, and even the police.
What do all these liberal women who pretend to speak for women have to say about that? Or about Pakistan’s cave-in to the sharia-enforcers who protect and coddle rapists in the name of Islam?
Maybe The View should invite Mohammed Khatami for a comparative religion chat.
You know who I’d really like to see on The View? MKH. That 3-to-1 libs-to-conservative panel needs balance. And some Southern flava. Where’s their commitment to diversity?
Meanwhile, O’Donnell, Jane Fonda, and Gloria Steinem have formed an estrogen-fueled talk radio network–because left-wing female views are sooo suppressed in the MSM.