Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Jihad against literacy

The Taliban do not want Pakistanis, especially women, to be educated; an informed population is a dangerous population. Letting women learn to read, write and most importantly think critically, is anathema to sharia law and the institutionalized discrimination inherit within Islamic doctrine. The learned woman in Pakistan are in danger, as this article points out and with each school closing the country slips back towards the 7th century.

As of this posting, hundreds of schools which educated girls have been destroyed or closed, because of the Taliban's restriction on educating the young in anything beyond jihad and sharia. Women are the property of men in Islam and these young girls are now o the road to becoming sexual chattel. This is outrageous and demeaning to all women world-wide, but will we hear that cry of the oppressed rising from the left, feminists and those apologists for Islam?


From AFP/Google November 21

Bomb attack on Pakistan school kills policeman

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A bomb attack on a girls' school in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday killed a policeman, wounded eight others and destroyed a wall, police said.

The remote-controlled bomb was planted at the outer wall of the government-run middle school in the outskirts of Mardan town in troubled Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, which borders Afghanistan.

The bomb exploded after police arrived to investigate complaints about a suspicious plastic bag outside the school, which was closed at the time.

"One policeman was killed and eight other people including five civilians were wounded," Zeshan Haider, Mardan police chief, told AFP by telephone.

Three policemen were also wounded but no pupils were hurt.

Haider said the target was the school.

"The outer wall of the school was also destroyed," he added.

Islamist militants oppose co-education and have destroyed hundreds of schools, mostly for girls, in northwest Pakistan in recent years.

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1 comment:

A Christian Woman Who Has Lived Under Shariah said...

The Germans have an old saying:
"Kinder, Kuche, Kirche" which is translated as "Children, Kitchen, Church", meaning that these are the ONLY roles acceptable for a woman. It's another way of saying "barefoot and pregnant".
Of course now that old saying is heard only from the lips of old men, and men who are insecure and threatened by a woman with a mind.
The Muslims merely elevate this old prejudice into LAW, a law that if disobeyed carries dire and often lethal consequences.