About that whole “equality thing”

Why are the DC Police enforcing sharia law and gender discrimination?

Some women who protested at the Islamic Center of Washington, wanting to be able to worship in the main prayer hall with their male counterparts, were asked to leave by the police. But they say their struggle will continue.

Carpets with intricate designs cover the floors of the main prayer hall and turquoise tiles line the walls. But the source of contention is a small room created with seven foot high wooden walls. Jannah B’int Hannah describes how she feels in there where she cannot see the imam, or leader of the mosque, speak.

“Boxed in, stifling, suffocating and totally a second class citizen,” says Hannah.

Over the weekend, Hannah and approximately 20 other women prayed in the main hall, but D.C. police were called. They asked them to leave or be arrested.

So, I guess all those “old boys’ clubs” can start barring female members again? And since when does a police force in the United States get involved with enforcing religious law? I suppose they can say they were reacting to reports of a disturbance, but the threat of arrest should only come if the women were in some way violent or threatening. As it stands, it looks like they were engaged in that age-old custom of democracy, protesting peacefully for equal treatment, freedom of worship,  and against discrimination – in this case, Islamic gender apartheid (and a hot, stuffy room).

Maybe that’s what the imam really didn’t like and so he used the law enforcement agency of a democracy to restore that discrimination.

Long live the cultural jihad.

(via Jihad Watch)

RELATED: Maybe the imam though he was in Saudi Arabia, where a religious scholar says those who advocate ending sexual segregation should be killed.


2 Responses to About that whole “equality thing”

  1. archer52 says:

    I’m shocked. As a former detective, all I can say is I’m shocked. They CAN’T arrest them unless it is some form of trumped up trespass. They have no jurisdiction inside a church without a state law being violated. For example, a fight breaks out.

    If I had been there, you would have heard me say out loud “Are you F***ING kidding me??” At which point I would have gathered up my team and left. You couldn’t have made me go back in. There is no “win” for the police getting involved in this. As a matter of fact, I’ll be surprised if the police there are getting sued as we speak.

    • Phineas Fahrquar says:

      I agree.Unless personal or property damage had occurred or was likely, they should have walked away.

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