Then again, given that this insanity is coming from a Muslim, perhaps not so fast. It would if it were a white Christian with a “not-so-funny” sounding name. Yes, boys ‘n’ girls, remember that cop who lectured to Osgoode Hall students about safety, telling them not to dress so slutty? The catalyst to the global Slutwalk events. Then, we heard from the ever despicable Judge Robert Dewar in Manitoba who practically let a rapist off because the victim was too provocatively dressed and simply called the rapist “A clumsy Don Juan“. Well, boys ‘n’ girls, get ready for the outrageousness of the certifiably misogynistic Al-Haashim Kamena Atangana, a Muslim convert who can be seen and heard preaching his thang at Dundas and Yonge. Seeing is believing, boys ‘n’ girls:
Following a string of sexual assaults on female students in Toronto, a street preacher told The Toronto Sun that be believes the attacks happened because Canadian laws “give too much freedom to women.”
Hmmm, did the good preacher include Krista Erickson’s and the other “sun” girls’ uniforms for TV? Other that, I’m sure, like Tarek Fatah and Salim Mansur, he is wingnutty enough to be accepted by the Fox News North crowd.
It gets nuttier, boys ‘n’ girls:
Atangana, who plans to distribute his views on paper in the coming weeks, went on to state that “the reason … a woman gets raped is because of the way she (dresses),” and suggests that “Toronto (become) the first city in North America to introduce laws that would make it illegal for women to dress provocatively.”
If Toronto did this, Atangana said in an interview, other Canadian cities would follow suit.
So he wants laws that dictate that women dress like in the Victorian era? Hell! Don’t stop there! Perhaps add a burqa with that? I know! Let’s add a Batman mask–those eyes might be too seductive for some poor shmuck. Oh hell, why stop there? Let’s not allow women to bathe! There! I’m sure massive B.O. will keep all those poor men tempted to rape & assault women.
As for other Canadian cities following suit, well, not in progressive Montreal, that’s for sure.
Now, Atangana turns all analytical now, that is, if he hasn’t had a nosebleed yet.
“If (women) want to prevent being sexually assaulted, they should cover themselves,” said Atangana, adding that while he doesn’t expect Western women to dress as Muslim women do, they should have a “dress code” and take note of the burka the head scarf and face veil some Muslim females wear.
I think places like Bountiful BC, where that weird cult is, already have women covered from neck to toe and aren’t girls being sexually assaulted and forced into marriages by some dirty old men from they day they hit puberty?
He thinks Muslim women who are all covered up don’t get sexually assaulted. I wonder if he’s been to Bosnia during the war? Or to Rwanda or Afghanistan lately?
According to a 2008 report from the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights, 83% of Egyptian women had experienced some form of sexual harassment or assault at some point. And well, over half of those surveyed around 70% wore veils of some kind, particularly head scarves.
“These results disprove the belief that sexual harassment is linked to the way women dress,” the report states. “This confirms that the stereotypical ideas of a patriarchal culture that blames women even if they are victims, is opposite to reality.”
Alia Hogben of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women sees things differently: Atangana’s opinions are not as much to do with Islam as much as they reflect a general patriarchal desire among some men to control women.
“There is absolutely no connection between how women dress and being sexually assaulted,” Hogben said, adding that other religions from Judaism to Christianity have traditional dress codes of their own. She did agree, however, that “good, pious” Muslim women are sexually harassed, despite wearing modest and traditional clothing.
“If (Atangana) thinks good, pious Muslim women are not sexually assaulted, he’s wrong. If he thinks this is not happening in India or Egypt … it is not true.”
Oh, and speaking of Tarek Fatah, his cage is indeed rattled–but he’s wrong, as usual.
Moderate Muslim writer Tarek Fatah says Atangana’s view is a stark example of radical Islamist misogyny. It is an example, Fatah says, of passages taken from the Qur’an, Islam’s holy book, and exaggerated to fit an antiquated, patriarchal ideology such as that of the Muslim Brotherhood.
“This is not about what women wear,” Fatah said. “This is about … some Muslim men believing that any woman whose head is uncovered is fair game because she is lustful…and doesn’t belong to the pious (Islamic) sisterhood.”
Uh, Mr. Fatah, Atangana is a nutbar and an extremist in so many different ways. Stop getting so paranoid, Atangana does not represent the mindset of most Muslim men or most men, for that matter, in Canada. Furthermore, this kind of extreme patriarchial, misogynistic thinking is not exclusive to Muslim men. I already illustrated two examples above in this post: That cop at Osgoode Hall and Manitoba Judge Robert Dewar. Last I checked, they are not Muslim. There are plenty more in our western society as well. But that won’t stop Mr. Fatah, I’m sure. In fact, he will use this kook to try to prove that Sharia Law is a comin’!
Really Tarek, I’d start worrying more about that socon element running our country these days. Things are indeed going backward. Remember, ol’ Vic Toews couldn’t answer former Liberal MNA, Marlene Jennings’ question, asking if he thought that domestic violence was ok. Also, Ol’ Vic does want to change the language in the criminal code when it comes to sexual assault, making it that much harder to prosecute. And yes, he doesn’t appear to have too much of a problem putting sexual assault victims on trial like in the good ol’ days. Between ol’ Vic, that Osgoode Hall cop, Judge Dewar and now, Atangana and more like them, it is becoming clearer that we could be moving toward a society where women are at fault for all and that men just can’t control themselves. This is going the wrong way, folks!
As for Mr. Atangana, I wonder if he’s ever sexually assaulted women or girls in his past? I mean, for him to slam women for dressing “provocatively” , that must mean he really has trouble controlling his own sick urges & what’s in his pants.
I think we’re due for another slutwalk.
Oh, and Sun Media, your title for your article sucks. It should be entitled something like “Street Preacher Wants to control Canada’s women”.