Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Stop Violence Against Women!
I find it incredibly telling how silent those who renounce the “Republican war on women” are when it comes to the atrocities committed against women all over the world who are subjected to Islamic justice. The fact is that women in Muslim countries are barely one step above chattel, but not a word from people who claim to be championing women’s rights.
I am posting my response here because he may or may not post it on his blog...
Amnesty International has come out against honor killings and violence against women, wherever it happens.
So has Human Rights Watch.
So have Unitarian Peacemakers
So has Jim Wallis and his band of progressives at Sojourners.
So have the Mennonites at Third Way Cafe.
So have the Christian Peacemaker Teams
So has OxFam
I certainly agree with you and all these more progressive groups that more needs to be heard about and done to stop honor killings. But I don't think you can blame the progressives who work hardest at peacemaking/justice issues. They remain on the forefront of this fight.
We need to see more editorials like this one from the New York Times and more stories on the topic, like these at CNN.
May it be so.