Today, at 4:10 CT I will be a guest on Dr. Gina Loudon’s radio program. We will be discussing actress Afshan Azad—she plays Padma Patil in the Harry Potter series—who is in hiding, under threat of an honor killing by her family. I wrote about it here.
The almost complete absence of so-called feminists in support of Ms. Azad is one of the most disturbing, but hardly surprising, details of this story.
Dr. Phyllis Chesler is one of the lone voices who fearlessly write about honor killings and the dangers of Islamist supremacists.
The reason it’s not surprising is because western feminists are not really feminists. They are hard left revolutionaries. Their hatred of the west and Judeo Christian values is at the core of their ruthless ideology. Female victims of honor killings are unfortunate but inevitable in their Stalinist world view.
Further, these so-called feminists pick and choose who is the “authentic” Muslim.
Thus, radical Islamists—those who hate Jews, America, Christians—emerge as the new proletariat.
In the ideological swamp of leftist feminist thinking, Ms. Azad, because she is a world famous actress, is not authentic and her deranged culture has the moral right to, well, kill her. The same for Ayyan Hirsi Ali, who was forced to flee Holland because she was under a death-fatwa threat and the Dutch could not be bothered to protect her.
This is what’s known in the liberal press as multiculturalism, but multiculturalism is just the kumbaya version of a totalitarian ideology.
Here’s an accurate and very funny guide to western feminism: