Stop Sharia’s Misogyny, Too

Amidst the unfolding litany of scandals involving men accused of sexually harassing and/or abusing women, there is a curious void – a kind of black hole for revelations and commentary.  No mention is made about the fact that there is present around the world, including here in the United States, an institutionalized mistreatment of females of all ages.

That would be the Islamic totalitarian code its adherents call Sharia.  Among other things, it condones – and in some cases makes obligatory – such horrifically misogynistic practices as wife-beating, marital rape, child marriages, female genital mutilation and so-called “honor killings.”

If we have reached the point where prominent politicians like Rep. John Conyers, journalists and other celebrities are no longer going to get away with groping and assaulting women and girls, surely we must not tolerate such behavior conducted systematically under the pretext of religious practice.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.