Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ikhras takes on Mona Eltahawy

I know this blog has not been updated in a long time, lack of time is my excuse --- but wanted to point to a a new blog that is working on exposing the

cowardly Arab and Muslim-Americans not only fail to address the ills and crimes of America, but in what appears to be overcompensation for their minority status, they immerse themselves in American political folklore complete with the flag-waving, sloganeering, and transparently phony expressions of patriotism.

They have an article critiquing Mona Eltahawy on her take on the Islamophobic laws being passed in Europe against the wearing of the niqab. Mona Eltahawy was one of the early supporters of the proggies, and a search for her name on this site will turn up multiple critiques of her positions.

Here is what Ikhras writes about her recent mediocre rants that she likes to pass off as "journalism."

Eltahawy momentarily expresses unease with the “racist political right wing” but then concludes with making her position clear that “The French were right to ban the veil in public.” With this unequivocal statement, Eltahawy entrusts Islam’s interpretation and Muslim women’s right to choose to a state in top-down fashion instead of bringing about change on the grassroots level. Not any government, but one that has had a long racist, colonial history. This is not shocking coming from someone who brandishes her normalization with “Israel” on her website: “Ms Eltahawy was the first Egyptian journalist to live and to work for a western news agency in Israel.” Ms. Eltahawy, if you cannot support the fight against sexism and Islamophobia, then please Ikhrasi!

Ikhras should note that the cowardly Arab and Muslims that they are working to expose more than often also go by the misnomer "Progressive Muslims" "Liberal Muslims" self proclaimed and identified by the imperialists as "Moderate Muslims" and even some traditionalists have been caught up in this nefarious wave.