بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ ,
In Islam, women are allowed to pray at our three holiest sites. The Kaabah in Makkah, the Masjid an Nabawi in Madina and Masjid al Aqsa in Al Quds (formerly known as Jerusalem). However, in Judaism, in Jerusalem, in the country that calls itself the only “democracy in the Middle East“, women are not allowed to pray at their holiest site.
What would FEMEN, the UN or the American Government say about Saudi Arabia, if women in buses were stoned, spit on, attacked by thousands of men for wanting to pray? The international world would explode in a joint effort to condemn Islamic misogyny. Yet, when its Jews or Israel, we hear silence from the “defenders of democracy“. According to this report from the BBC (UK), we read:
Three men have been arrested after police held back hundreds of ultra-Orthodox protesters trying to prevent a liberal Jewish women’s group from praying at Jerusalem’s Western Wall. It follows a recent court ruling that backed the women’s right to pray using rituals ultra-Orthodox Jews believe should be for men only.
Last month, police detained members of the women’s group for allegedly breaching a ban at the wall. The large group of demonstrators was at the wall when the women turned up to pray in the hours before Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath. They threw rubbish, water and chairs at the women, and stoned their buses. Three ultra-Orthodox men were arrested for disorderly conduct, police said.
Where are the condemnations from Pamela Geller or David Wood? How ironic is it that the ultra-conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia affords women the right to pray at Islam’s holiest sites, but the democractic Israeli secular government in tandem with the Haredi Jewish population refuse women that same right? It would almost seem as if Israel is some 1434 years behind Islamic law. So far, the liberal and Christian world is silent. Be rest assured though, if this were Muslim men doing this to Muslim women, those same ‘fighters for equality‘ would be having a field day with this story.
wa Allaahu ‘Alam.
There are too many things that the secularists will hate almost automatically about Islam, and the only thing we can do is to present traditional Islam as it is, and ask Allah for the guidance of those whom we reach.