Terrorism and the burka
- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On September 24, 2013
- 3 Comments
- burka, terrorism
In Nairobi, Islamists have attacked innocent civilians out for a day shopping. They said they were there to kill non-Muslims “only” but of course as is always the case, they killed anyone and everyone they could, including Muslims.
In Nigeria, Boko Haram has killed at least 142 people in the past week, after setting up check points and gunning down travellers.
This Sunday, in Pakistan, 82 people were killed when Islamist suicide bombers attacked a church.
2 civilians were killed in a bomb attack in Afghanistan yesterday.
Several bomb attacks in Iraq, including targeting a funeral, killed 26 people today. 800 have been killed by terrorism in August alone. And the list goes on.
Islamists show no mercy. They kill indiscriminately because after all the idea behind terrorism is to instil fear by targeting civilians going about their daily lives – a mall, a funeral, a wedding…
But remember this. Whilst terrorism is a mainstay of Islamism and is often rightly and swiftly condemned, the Islamist war on women is usually excused as a “right” and a “choice”. Mere words and a formality when faced with a movement that always targets women first.
Like terrorism, the burka is the visible aspect of Islamism’s war on women. And it too should be condemned. No ifs and buts.