The crime was so brutal, shocking and rife with the worst possible stereotypes about their faith that some U.S. Muslims thought the initial reports were a hoax.Of course the beheading of an estranged wife, consistent with innumerable terrorist and honour killings by Islamic fanatics, is indeed an example of a barbaric religion. How could it be anything else? Muslims should understand, of all people, that denial is not a river in Egypt.
The harsh reality of what happened in an affluent suburb of Buffalo, N.Y. — the beheading of 37-year-old Aasiya Hassan and arrest of her estranged husband in the killing — is another crucible for American Muslims.
Here was a couple that appeared to be the picture of assimilation and tolerance, co-founders of a television network that aspired to improve the image of Muslims in a post 9-11 world.
..."What you have is a cultural problem our communities have been silent about too long," said Wajahat Ali, a journalist and playwright who helped drive the effort. "What [some] people.....are trying to do is say this is an example of a barbaric religion. This is an example of barbaric misogyny and domestic violence." _Newsvine
But where are the F'n G-D feminists? As observed previously on Al Fin, feminists are as helpful to Muslim women as a screendoor on a submarine.
Of course if you could remove the personal risk, and provide a heady source of cash for the effort, feminists would be at the ready, Jenny on the spot.