Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Real War on Women


Recently there has been a big flap about a woman, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a crusader for women’s rights in the religion of Islam, who was invited to speak at Brandeis University, but then was uninvited, because of complaints by Muslim students and CAIR, Council On American-Islamic Relations.  I watched 2 interviews of Ali and was impressed with how much she loves the United States and wants Muslim women to be free.  She lives with constant death threats because of her beliefs and speaking out about them.  She is the author of the movie "Submission."  The Dutch filmmaker was murdered because of his involvement in making the movie.

In this short interview you can tell how much Ali loves the United States and how much she wants to get the word out to Muslim women about freedom.  The host comes across as hating the United States:

In this brief interview on Fox News Megyn Kelly talks with Ali about her invitation to speak at Brandeis, and then being uninvited to speak there.  Ali also appears in the movie "Honor Diaries."

Many Americans are ungrateful for the freedoms that we have here in the United States.  Our nation bases its laws on Judea/Christian values.  We are guaranteed freedom of speech, religion, and many other freedoms by our Constitution.  In many countries controlled by Communism or Sharia Law the people live in fear and many times live in poverty.  Women are especially downtrodden.

As a young adult I didn’t appreciate the freedom we have here in the U.S. and almost bought in to the idea that we were trying to force our values on countries that didn’t believe the same way that we do.  As I’ve grown older I began to understand that we did interfere in other countries where people were being killed and abused by their governments because of our values.  In the Jewish and Christian religions we are taught to live according to the 10 Commandments given by God to Moses.  We are to love God and love our neighbor. That is what our country is founded on.

I can now understand why the “Greatest Generation” was so proud and thankful for how God has blessed our country.  Both men and women have great opportunities here. 

PS Here is an article which includes a comment on the "War on Women."

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