Many equate Muslims with Islam– but most Muslims are illiterate and would choose to leave Islamic totalitarianism if they could, but can’t because the Qur’an instructs leaving Islam is punishable by death.
To clarify, being “anti-Islam” (and “anti-Shari’a”) is to reject submission to Allah and the Qur’an. But also, to protect the most powerless, vulnerable, and voiceless (women and children) enslaved by Islamic totalitarian ideology.
There is nothing bigoted, racist, or fearful about opposing a political ideology that rejects universally accepted human rights laws and intentionally harms women and girls.
Under Islam, women and girls are subjected to:
- Female genital mutilation (genitals being cut and sewn shut),
- Honor killings (fathers or brothers kill their daughters/sisters),
- Child marriage (girls under age 12 are married to adult men),
- Slavery (girls are sold for “protection” by their parents and/or kidnapped and sold at slave bazaars),
- Shari’a Council authority (Imams marry girls – even for one hour– to men, then divorce them only to marry them to another man and divorce them again),
- Wife abuse and domestic violence (husbands are instructed to beat their wives as a form of punishment); husbands are permitted to rape their wives,
- Non-legal status for women who are considered property (a wife’s legal rights equate to only half of her husband’s),
- Discrimination, punishment, and death for everyone based on sexual and religious orientation, especially if they will not “convert” to Islam.
Those who oppose Islam seek to aid and protect those who have survived genocide and slave bazaars. Specifically, Christian women and girls, who are targeted as acceptable “slaves.” (Open Doors reports 2014 was the worst year in the modern era for persecution of Christians.)
Those who oppose Islam support policies and laws that protect women and children from violence — exposing the evils of child marriage, slavery, female genital mutilation, honor killings, and institutionalized prostitution and sex trafficking. The least safe countries for women are Muslim majority countries (2012 World Economic Forum report).
Even in a modern country like Iran consider women’s rights under Shari’a. It is mostly illegal for women to work, with limited exceptions of “women only” jobs. It is the law that most women be unemployed.
In Iran, women are banned from sports stadiums. They cannot legally attend or watch a soccer game in a public arena.
In Iran, women are publicly monitored according to a strict hijab dress code. Basij militia police regularly patrol and legally target women in public, harassing, fining, beating, and arresting them—because they do not like how they are dressed.
Over the last 35 years, Justice for Iran claims that 500,000 women and girls have been arrested for alleged hijab violations. Over the last decade, more than 30,000 women (including 12 year-old girls) have been arrested for violating Iran’s dress code, which does not apply to men.
Currently, extra-judicial enforcement of the hijab includes what human rights activists call “Vigilante Violence,” or acid attacks. Numerous incidents have been reported of unidentified men “flinging acid into the faces of women with whom they had no history of personal grudges.” Assailants claim they were defending hijab.
Acid attacks, female genital mutilation, physical abuse, pedophilia, and sexual violence, all exist under Islam but are prohibited by basic human rights laws, not to mention the U.S. Constitution.