11/17/2005

Courage

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an MP in the Netherlands, is very outspoken about Islam and received death threats after her work with Theo van Gogh on Submission. van Gogh was killed by an Islamist.

The film Submission dealt with the life of a woman under Islam and caused an uproar.

The plot centred around a Muslim woman forced into a marriage against her wishes, who was then beaten, raped and punished for falling in love with someone else. BBC News

She is working on another movie now. She and van Gogh had co-written the script to this movie in 2004, months before he was stabbed to death. It is called Submission II and deals with the treatment of homosexuals under Islam. This will more than likely cause more death threats against her.

Homosexuality is not well tolerated under Islam.

Mainstream Islamic thought treats Islam and homosexuality as incompatible, and hostility to homosexuals is widespread in many parts of the Muslim world.


I salute Ms. Ali's courage to take on Islam and expose the brutality under which many women live under Islam. And her mettle shines through with this next endeavor. Not many people would try to pursue something like this after their co-writer has been murdered and while under death threats. Keep on writing and filming the truth about Islam. The world needs more people like you.

Linked: Open Source Media

8 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

I blogged about this when I was at Auterrific.

http://auterrific.mu.nu/2005/03/27/submission-never/#more-689

5:32 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

mark,

She is now working on Submission II as indicated in my post. It deals with homosexuals under Islam.

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Felis said...

"Not many people would try to pursue something like this after their co-writer has been murdered and while under death threats. Keep on writing and filming the truth about Islam. The world needs more people like you."

She is a very, very brave lady.
And she went through hell herself when she was a young girl.
I can bet she will be accused of hate speech sooner or later.

6:25 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

Hello felis,

I'm sure she will be at some point.

7:00 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

Moved from Haloscan on archived page:


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Hope she has a good bodygaurd. I pray for her safety.
paganinfidel | 11.18.05 - 12:49 pm | #

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paganinfidel,

I pray for her safety also.
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I have disabled Haloscan comments on my main page so I'll copy of the comments to Blogger.
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10:36 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Karen - Good for her. Then she can send a copy of the film to QUIT: Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism.

http://www.ektaonline.org/~quitpale/kateupdates.html

They need a hard lesson.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Esther said...

They sure do, Mark.

She's quite the heroine.

7:54 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

esther,

I like her outspokeness and her resolve not to give in to the onslaught of threats facing her.

8:06 PM  

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