Saturday, July 21, 2012

Women Need To Cover Up To Prevent Rape, Claims Toronto Muslim Preacher

Like England, Canada has its fair share of radical Muslims, including 33-year-old street preacher Al-Haashim Kamena Atangana, a convert from Christianity who blames women who get raped on the way they dress. There have been a rash of sexual assaults against women at Toronto's York University, and his solution: make 'em dress like Muslimahs. The dolt told the Toronto Sun:

"the reason ... these sex attacks are continuously happening is because (of) Canadian laws, which give too much freedom to women" when it comes to how they dress. You should take your example from the way Muslim women dress. Why does (sic) Muslim women who wear long dress and covers her head aren't targeted for sex attacks?"

"the reason ... a woman gets raped is because of the way she (dresses)"

He wants the city of Toronto to set a precedent by becoming:

"..the first city in North America to introduce laws that would make it illegal for women to dress provocatively. If (women) want to prevent being sexually assaulted, they should cover themselves."

Though he knows women in the West won't adopt Muslim dress, he says there should definitely be a "dress code".

Blaming sexual harassment and assault on a provocatively dressed woman is a fallacy, since fully veiled women are subjected to rape and sexual assault all the time in Muslim countries. In fact, this UK cleric claims there is no rape within marriage- in other words, it's okay to rape your wife. And sexual harassment in Egypt is commonplace, something Egyptian women have to deal with on a daily basis.

But few in the Muslim world will admit to the fact that there is as much, if not more, sexual violence in their world as there is in Western societies. And in Muslim majority countries, women who are raped are jailed, killed, or forced to marry their rapists.

Antagana has a website- - that advises men and women how to dress:
"Men must cover their body from the navel to the knees. But when praying he must also cover his shoulder."

"Women must cover their whole body except the face, hands and feet while inside. But they are also required to cover their whole body including a part of the face while going out, according to the majority of the Madhabs (school of thought)."

In response to Antagana's quest to cover up Toronto women, Dr. Farzana Hassan, former president of the Canadian Muslim Council, wrote this opinion piece in the Toronto Sun.

Women are "raw meat" waiting to be devoured by men because of their dress, declared an Australian imam in 2006.

Six years later, and in our own backyard, a young convert to Islam, Al-Haashim Kamena Atangana is proposing new laws in Canada that would require women to cover up "like Muslim women," concealing all but their eyes and hands. He contends that the high incidence of rape in North America is because of how women dress in Western countries. The new laws would make it "illegal for women to dress provocatively in the streets," and would thereby take away the freedoms Western women enjoy.

Canadian women would have to be covered up in burkas, abayas and hijabs. They would presumably also be segregated, and their male relatives would monitor and control their behaviour. So what is it about Islamist men and their preoccupation with sex that awakens such paranoia about women's garb?

First, many Islamist men do not understand the imperative of consent in a sexual relationship. They believe rape is a normal rather than a criminal reaction to female physiology, and assume that this would be every man's response to a glimpse of some skin.
Read the rest of her commentary here.

Muslim men need to start taking responsibility for their own lack of self control.  It shouldn't be so hard for those who claim to be so religious and pious. Just don't look!

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