Literally one day after Kamala Harris was hailed as a new feminist hero for simply being interrupted by a male Republican senator at a hearing of the Senate intelligence Committee, she had a golden opportunity to actually take action in helping millions of Women across the globe.
She failed miserably.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Asra Nomoni came before Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs to testify about the ideology of political Islam, and specifically; how women are affected across the globe by radical Islam. Both women are highly respected authors and activists for women’s rights.
Hirsi Ali herself is a victim of genital mutilation and fled her native Somalia to escape another barbaric tradition of forced marriage. She escaped to the Netherlands and there she met director Theo Van Gogh and collaborated on a film critical of Islam’s treatment of Muslim women. After the film was released, Van Gogh was murdered by an Islamic terrorist. Pinned to his clothes was a note declaring that Hirsi Ali would be murdered next.
Today, Ali lives in the United States and is a fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. She is the author of two best-selling books: Heretic and Infidel. She must have armed guards with her wherever she goes due to the many death threats she has on her life. Her courage and knowledge of the Muslim world is unquestioned.
Senator Harris was not alone. Three other Democratic female senators were present: North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp, New Hampshire’s Maggie Hassan and Missouri’s Claire McCaskill. All four of them democrats. All four of them women, all of four of them combined had a total of zero questions for ether Hirsi Ali or Nomoni. They were completly stonewalled.
Asra Nomoni later told Fox’s Tucker Carlson that they “wouldn’t even look them in the eye”
To call your self a “progressive” and not even acknowledge the greatest human rights violation in the world today is baffling to say the least.
To add insult to injury, Senator McCaskill at one point even attempted to attack their characters by saying: “Anyone who twists or distorts religion to a place of evil is an exception to the rule”
This is beyond contemptible and shameful behavior from the Democratic senators. Unfortunately, its also becoming the norm for almost the entire Left or anyone claiming to be a progressive. To call yourself a “progressive” and not even acknowledge the greatest human rights violation in the world today is baffling to say the least. That is not hyperbole. The numbers from the Islamic world are astounding and should certainly enrage someone calling themselves a liberal.
You would think the Democratic senators would be sympathetic to the approximately 200 million women that have undergone genital mutilation?
Didn’t the Left coin the term “The war on women”?
This is the war on women. Right here. It’s not the so called “gender wage gap” that’s been discredited and debunked countless times. It’s not access for American Women to have abortions. It’s the thousands of Women sent to Islamic jails for the crime of being raped. The genital mutilations. The forced marriages.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Asra Nomoni wrote an op-ed for the New York Times this week and offered an explanation of the baffling display of hypocrisy and cowardice of the senators:
“what happened that day was emblematic of a deeply troubling trend among progressives when it comes to confronting the brutal reality of Islamist extremism and what it means for women in many Muslim communities here at home and around the world. When it comes to the pay gap, abortion access and workplace discrimination, progressives have much to say. But we’re still waiting for a march against honor killings, child marriages, polygamy, sex slavery or female genital mutilation.”
It goes with out saying that Women’s rights should be a cornerstone of liberal principles. When given the opportunity to actually and tangibly help millions of women living in abject misery across the globe, they chose to do nothing. Truly shameful behavior.
Let’s hope the Left has the integrity to stop referring to themselves as progressives. Let’s call people like Kamala Harris for who they are: Highly ambitious and morally bankrupt politicians that have embraced political correct propaganda and divisive identity politics to further their own ends.
Being Progressive should mean that you care about things like Free Speech and Women’s Rights. If the Democratic Party has shifted to a place that they longer care about these things then they need to stop calling themselves “Progressives”